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Working As An Insurance Verification Specialist

  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $27,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Insurance Verification Specialist Do

Insurance sales agents contact potential customers and sell one or more types of insurance. Insurance sales agents explain various insurance policies and help clients choose plans that suit them.

Duties

Insurance sales agents typically do the following:

  • Call potential clients in order to expand their own customer base
  • Interview prospective clients to get information about their financial resources and discuss existing coverage
  • Explain the features of various policies
  • Analyze clients’ current insurance policies and suggest additions or other changes
  • Customize insurance programs to suit individual clients
  • Handle policy renewals
  • Maintain electronic and paper records

Insurance sales agents commonly sell one or more types of insurance, such as property and casualty, life, health, and long-term care insurance.

Property and casualty insurance agents sell policies that protect people and businesses from financial loss resulting from automobile accidents, fire, theft, and other events that can damage property. For businesses, property and casualty insurance also covers workers’ compensation claims, product liability claims, or medical malpractice claims.

Life insurance agents specialize in selling policies that pay beneficiaries when a policyholder dies. Life insurance agents also sell annuities that promise a retirement income.

Health and long-term care insurance agents sell policies that cover the costs of medical care and assisted-living services in old age. They also may sell dental insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

Agents may specialize in any one of these products or function as generalists providing multiple products.

An increasing number of insurance sales agents offer their clients—especially those approaching retirement—comprehensive financial-planning services. Such services include retirement planning, estate planning, and help in setting up pension plans for businesses. In addition to offering insurance, these agents may become licensed to sell mutual funds, variable annuities, and other securities. This practice is most common with life insurance agents who already sell annuities, but many property and casualty agents also sell financial products. For more information on agents who sell financial products, see the profile on securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents.

Many agents spend a lot of time marketing their services and creating their own base of clients. They do this in a variety of ways, including making “cold” sales calls to people who are not current clients.

Potential clients often use comparison shopping tools online to learn about different policies and obtain information from insurance companies. Clients can either purchase a policy directly from the website or contact the company to speak with a sales agent.

Insurance agents also find new clients through referrals by current clients. Keeping clients happy so that they recommend the agent to others is a key to success for insurance sales agents.

Insurance agents may work for a single insurance company or an insurance brokerage.

Captive agents are insurance sales agents who work exclusively for one insurance company. They can only sell policies provided by the company that employs them.

Independent insurance agents work for insurance brokerages, selling the policies of several companies. They match insurance policies for their clients with the company that offers the best rate and coverage.

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How To Become An Insurance Verification Specialist

Although most employers require agents to have a high school diploma, many agents have a bachelor’s degree. Agents must be licensed in the states where they work.

Education

A high school diploma is the typical requirement for insurance sales agents, although a bachelor’s degree can improve one’s job prospects. Public-speaking classes can be useful in improving sales techniques, and often agents will have taken courses in business, finance, or economics. Business knowledge is also helpful for sales agents hoping to advance to a managerial position.

Training

Insurance sales agents learn many of their job duties on the job from other agents. Many employers have new agents shadow an experienced agent. This practice allows the new agent to learn how to conduct the company’s business and to understand how the agency interacts with clients.

Employers also are increasingly placing greater emphasis on continuing professional education as the variety of financial products sold by insurance sales agents grows. Changes in tax laws, government benefits programs, and other state and federal regulations can affect the insurance needs of clients and the way in which agents conduct business. Agents can enhance their selling skills and broaden their knowledge of insurance and other financial services by taking courses at colleges and universities or by attending conferences and seminars sponsored by insurance organizations.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Insurance sales agents must have a license in the states where they work. Separate licenses are required for agents to sell life and health insurance and property and casualty insurance. In most states, licenses are issued only to applicants who complete specified courses and who pass state exams covering insurance fundamentals and state insurance laws. Most state licensing authorities also require agents to take continuing education courses focusing on insurance laws, consumer protection, ethics, and the technical details of various insurance policies.

As the demand for financial-planning services increases, many agents also choose to get licensed and certified to sell securities and other financial products. Licensing and certification requires substantial study time to pass an additional exam—either the Series 6 or Series 7 licensing exam, both of which are administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The Series 6 exam is for agents who want to sell only mutual funds and variable annuities. The Series 7 exam is the main FINRA series license, which qualifies agents as general securities sales representatives.

A number of organizations offer certifications that show an agent’s expertise in insurance specialties. These certifications are not required for employment, but they can give job candidates an advantage over other applicants. Certifications also can be a source of continuing education credit. For details on specific designations, contact The Institutes and The American College of Financial Services.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Insurance sales agents must evaluate the characteristics of each client to determine the appropriate insurance policy.

Communication skills. Insurance sales agents must be able to communicate effectively with customers by listening to their requests and suggesting suitable policies.

Initiative. Insurance sales agents need to actively seek out new customers to maintain a flow of commissions.

Self-confidence. Insurance sales agents should be confident when making “cold” calls (calls to prospective customers who have not been contacted before). They must speak clearly and persuasively and maintain their composure if rejected.

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Insurance Verification Specialist Career Paths

Insurance Verification Specialist
Billing Specialist Accounts Receivable Specialist Accountant
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Team Leader
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Consultant
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Patient Care Coordinator Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Team Leader Assistant Manager
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Specialist Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Lead Teacher Director
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Accountant Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Staff Accountant Accounts Payable Supervisor
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Insurance Specialist Medical Coder Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Insurance Specialist Medical Coder Billing Manager
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Insurance Specialist Reimbursement Specialist Case Manager
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Patient Care Coordinator Administrator Business Office Manager
Business Office Director
8 Yearsyrs
Intake Coordinator Executive Assistant Accountant
Management Accounts Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Intake Coordinator Social Worker Service Supervisor
Patient Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Reimbursement Specialist Medical Coder Billing Supervisor
Patient Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Intake Coordinator Liaison Senior Customer Service Representative
Senior Accounts Representative
5 Yearsyrs
Claims Representative Provider Services Representative Provider Relations Specialist
Manager, Provider Relations
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Insurance Biller 3.3 years
Insurance Clerk 3.3 years
Insurance Verifier 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Insurance Verification Specialist
Cashier 7.8%
Internship 2.6%
Top Careers After Insurance Verification Specialist
Cashier 5.5%
Specialist 3.5%
Scheduler 2.7%

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Insurance Verification Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

76.8%

Unknown

12.4%

Male

10.8%
Ethnicity

White

58.7%

Hispanic or Latino

19.6%

Black or African American

12.9%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

78.6%

Urdu

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

German

2.1%

French

2.1%

Hindi

2.1%

Carrier

1.4%

Russian

1.4%

Portuguese

0.7%

Romanian

0.7%

Korean

0.7%

Dakota

0.7%

Slovak

0.7%

Tagalog

0.7%

Navajo

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Czech

0.7%
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Insurance Verification Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

24.8%

Everest Institute

9.1%

Houston Community College

6.3%

Kaplan University

5.7%

Remington College

5.5%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

4.3%

Ashford University

4.3%

Florida Career College - Miami

3.9%

Valencia College

3.5%

Miami Dade College

3.5%

American InterContinental University

3.3%

Texas School of Business

3.1%

The Academy

3.0%

San Antonio College

3.0%

Baker College

3.0%

Tyler Junior College

2.8%

Strayer University

2.8%

Brown University

2.8%

Liberty University

2.8%

Broward College

2.6%
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Majors

Health Care Administration

27.7%

Business

19.7%

Medical Assisting Services

10.8%

Nursing

4.9%

Insurance

4.7%

Psychology

4.1%

General Studies

3.5%

Criminal Justice

3.2%

Accounting

3.0%

Management

2.5%

Education

1.9%

Nursing Assistants

1.8%

Communication

1.6%

Legal Support Services

1.6%

Human Resources Management

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%

Information Technology

1.5%

Pharmacy

1.4%

Medical Technician

1.4%
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Degrees

Other

36.5%

Bachelors

21.4%

Associate

18.5%

Certificate

10.7%

Diploma

7.3%

Masters

4.4%

License

0.9%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
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$27,000
Median 50%
$27,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
NEPTUNE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS
Highest Paying City
Philadelphia, PA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.0 years
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The national average salary for an Insurance Verification Specialist in the United States is $27,819 per year or $13 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $35,000.

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Top Skills for An Insurance Verification Specialist

  1. Insurance Companies
  2. Medical Records
  3. Medicaid
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Verify patients' medical insurance for upcoming medical appointments by using internet websites or contacting insurance companies by phone.
  • Documented patient data and medical records, and performed routine medical record audits to comply with insurance company requirements.
  • Directed credentialing process for physicians with Medicare and Medicaid in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Provided the highest quality customer service internally and externally to customers by maintaining proper standards for provider and customer interactions.
  • Entered data pertaining to referrals for non-complex services including inpatient and outpatient care.

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