Becoming a Career Agent

When you become an agent with New York Life, you'll help families achieve the financial security they need and desire. You'll also make a significant contribution to your community — and when you see the difference that can make, it's more fulfilling than you might imagine.

Significant Earning Potential
When you become a sales agent, you have the ability to set your own pace and establish your own income objectives. As a New York Life agent, you are the master of your career path.

Generous Benefits Package
Not only do we boast an outstanding incentive commission program, we also offer excellent medical and dental benefits for which you and your family may qualify. We even offer company reimbursement for selected programs leading to industry designations and degrees.

Comprehensive Sales Training Program
At New York Life, we take your sales training seriously. Even if you don't have previous experience in selling, our NYLIC University training program can help you pave a path to success. But training isn't simply a program; it's also people. The Cedar Rapids General Office employs a full-time Development Manager to bring NYLIC University to life; an Agency Standards Consultant to help navigate compliance and ethical issues; and a Managing Partner to guide your career. 

Continuous Support from a Staff of Sales Experts
Long after you are established in your career, New York Life continues to support agents with ongoing workshops and programs to improve your knowledge of the business. In addition to the local office management, New York Life has regional and national product consultants and niche planners who frequenctly visit Cedar Rapids to share sales ideas, develop product solutions, and assist agents in the field with clients.

Full Range of Products and Services
With the variety of insurance and financial products offered by New York Life and its subsidiaries, you'll be able to help your clients meet any number of insurance and financial goals. To give you the competitive edge, we're constantly developing new products that satisfy the changing needs of our clients.

Opportunities in Management
After serving as a sales agent for at least two years, you may qualify to enter management. A New York Life agent has more career choices than you can imagine. It's an opportunity to be in business for yourself — but never by yourself.

About New York Life
The tradition of conservative management practices and the ability to meet customer need has built a company that people can trust with their finances and their futures. New York Life is completely dedicated to maintaining its position as both a leader among insurance companies and a major force in the financial services industry. By staying true to the principles of prudent expansion, conservative growth, full service and, above all, a strong field force, New York Life will maintain and enhance its reputation as "The Company You Keep".

What You Will Do?
In considering any career change, many questions may arise, such as: What will be my responsibilities? How will I be trained? How will I be compensated? The answers to these questions depend on many factors. When you sell insurance or financial services, you're not merely selling products, you're developing relationships. Your relationship with your customers, as well as the trust they place both in you and in the products you offer, are critical components to your ultimate success. Agents provide very intimate services in the insurance and financial services marketplace. They meet with and know their clients on a personal level. The responsibilities of an agent include: contacting new people, meeting with them and fact-finding to gather necessary information regarding their present situation, providing analysis of situations and, ultimately, presenting solutions that help meet objectives.

Interested? Then let's talk! Please begin by completing this brief questionnaire. Click here to complete a brief questionnaire.

Insurance Licensed Candidates - If you currently have an insurance license, please visit the Career Opportunities section to view a list of current job openings or Contact Us to learn more about career opportunities with New York Life.

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