Now that health care reform is a reality and not just a series of changes looming on the horizon, participants in the Aflac WorkForces Report survey – brokers, employers and workers – are showing a sense of relief. Many small brokers are feeling positive: Forty-two percent completely or strongly agree they are confident about the future of their firms and the insurance industry. However, they’re not certain that health care reform will open doors: Just 24 percent completely or strongly agree that reform presents opportunities for their businesses, which is lower than brokers at medium firms (43 percent) and large firms (49 percent).
The Aflac WorkForces Report gathered the opinions of 67 brokers at small brokerages, which are defined as those that sell primarily in only one state.
The three top-selling voluntary insurance products at small brokerages, in order, are:
The 2015 Aflac WorkForces Report was conducted by Research Now on behalf of Aflac. The Broker Survey was conducted online within the United States between January 20, 2015, and February 10, 2015, among 306 insurance brokers or producers employed at a company with three or more employees. No theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available. To learn more about the Aflac WorkForces Report, visit AflacWorkForcesReport.com.
This material is intended to provide general information about an evolving topic and does not constitute legal, tax or accounting advice regarding any specific situation. Aflac cannot anticipate all the facts that a particular employer or individual will have to consider in their benefits decision-making process.
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