TAMPA — Insurance coverage gross sales firm Tranzact is trying to rent 240 new brokers for its Tampa workplace, with the brand new hires scheduled to do business from home to begin.
Tranzact, which has been in Tampa for slightly greater than a decade, already employs about 250 individuals who often work out of an workplace on W Waters Avenue close to the Veterans Expressway.
“What’s come out of the pandemic for us has opened up a work from home option that really has allowed us to ramp up this year,” Tampa workplace gross sales director Steve Stout stated this week. “For right now, everything that we’re bringing in is work from home for the foreseeable future.”
Finally, some brokers employed now will work from the gross sales heart when it re-opens, however when that occurs has not been decided, Stout stated.
Based in 1997 and bought for $1.three billion final yr by Willis Towers Watson, a publicly traded firm, Tranzact has 1,500 staff in 11 completely different places.
Brokers promote insurance coverage over the telephone: Medicare supplemental insurance policies, Medicare Benefit plans and a few life insurance coverage. Tranzact doesn’t provide its personal insurance coverage merchandise, however companions with main carriers like Mutual of Omaha, Cigna, Humana, Anthem, and Blue Cross Blue Defend to promote their merchandise. The work doesn’t embrace cold-calling, Stout stated. As a substitute, brokers work from leads that Tranzact or its companions generate.
The roles pay $16 to $18 an hour plus fee and embrace advantages. The common agent would possibly make $40,000 to $50,000 yearly, Stout stated, nevertheless it’s not extraordinary for a high agent to make within the low six figures.
Due to the individuals expertise concerned, the corporate says its jobs might be a superb match for staff displaced from hospitality, tourism, retail or different service industries hit onerous by the shutdowns to gradual the unfold of the COVID-19 virus. All of Tranzact’s insurance coverage gross sales jobs require an insurance coverage license.
“If a candidate does not currently have an insurance license or any experience selling insurance, but we think they would be a great fit for the role, we will sponsor them and guide them through an online instructor-led course to earn their insurance license,” Tranzact director of human sources, gross sales and operations Lindsey Gardner stated in an announcement.
To use, test tranzact.web/work-with-us/ or e-mail TPA_Recruitment@TzInsurance.com.