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5805 Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
DescriptionAflac is a Fortune 500 company, and the world’s largest provider of supplemental benefits. In a recession, when business owners are scaling back on the health insurance offered to their employees, Aflac provides a free way for employers to offer benefits to those who work for them.
Our internship will focus mostly on assisting our agency in managing our client base. We have approximately 1000 business clients as well as a handful of individual clients. We do quarterly benefit reviews and we expect that once our interns have been trained that they will be able to conduct these reviews alone. We estimate that the first 3 weeks of their internship will be spent training on product knowledge for our various carriers. Additionally we will sponsor our interns for their California Health and Life producer’s license so that they can properly represent our company with the appropriate knowledge of the rules and regulations of the insurance industry. This is also a huge benefit of our internship because this license will last for 2 years and will be a very valuable addition to a college student’s resume when they are seeking full time employment upon graduation.
During a servicing appointment the student will be in charge of meeting with employees, searching for claims, answering coverage questions, etc. In the first 30 days of our internship we will pair the student with a senior member of our staff for field training in addition to a general product knowledge training which we conduct at our office. We represent many major carriers such as Aetna, BC/BS, and New Benefits among others. Additionally we will train our interns on How to work with other benefit providers and professional contacts to expand both our client base and our networking base.
Responsibilities-To attend business-owner meetings alongside their mentor
-Interact with our clients and their employees
-Familiarize themselves with application and claims processes
-Market alongside their mentor
RequirementsAt least sixteen hours a week
Passing the California State Health Insurance Exam (for Marketing, Management, Recruiting, and Sales Interns)
Becoming familiar with Aflac products and claim-filing processes (for Administrative Interns)