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The rise of the Internet life insurance agent

When I started selling life insurance many years ago for one of the nation’s top mutuals, I was taught the old insurance adage “life insurance is sold, not bought.” As I look back on this outdated mantra, the exact opposite seems to be true today. People are going online to buy life insurance in massive numbers.

Over the years, the consumer trend has shifted from purchasing life insurance face-to-face from an agent to purchasing over the phone or online.

author: Jeff Root

Great Expectations: Five Rules for Closing Internet Leads

Let’s face it, internet leads are no longer the ‘new kid on the block’ when it comes to insurance marketing methods. If we’d written this article 10 years ago it would have been made up of suggestions of ways that might help you get a better return on your investment. But here we are in 2014 with 20 years of real life experience, studies and feedback, able to provide a set of tips from top insurance agents that are proven to boost your performance from internet leads.

While there is never a ‘one size fits all’ solution to winning in any realm of life, we believe these tips, when added to your natural flair and passion for helping customers find the right policy for their needs, will set you well on your way to success with online leads.


Cyberspace Internet Liability Insurance

Cyberspace Internet Liability addresses the first- and third-party risks associated with e-business, the Internet, networks and informational assets. Cyberspace Internet Liability Insurance coverage offers cutting edge protection for exposures arising out of Internet communications.

The concept of Cyberspace Internet liability takes into account first- and third-party risks. The risk category includes privacy issues, the infringement of intellectual property, virus transmission, or any other serious trouble that may be passed from first to third parties via the Web.


Chinese manufacturer installs spyware into scanners

Security experts claim that a Chinese manufacturer has been installing malware in its hand-held scanners that steals supply chain data.

TrapX says infected scanners made by an unnamed Chinese manufacturer located in Shandong province have been sold to eight unnamed firms including a large robotics company. The manufacturer denied knowledge that its scanners and website-hosted software were infected.

author: Nick Farrell

Microsoft takes on world’s worst cybercriminals

Microsoft recently took legal action against a group of cybercriminals suspected of spreading malicious software to millions of unsuspecting computer users.

These social media–savvy cybercriminals have not only spread the malware themselves, but they’ve also promoted their malicious tools across the Internet, offering step-by-step instructions to completely control millions of unsuspecting victims’ computers to conduct illicit crimes.

author: Eve Blakemore