What does a "Benefit Specialist" do at Aflac?

I need a description on what they do..since I am going to an interview tomorrow and want to know what my responsibilities would be. Is it the kind of job where I have to rent out my own work space and buy my own business cards and there laptop or what? I tried calling the company about it but they mysteriously couldn't tell me :P

Asked By: - 6/27/2012
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It is sales. You would be an independent contractor. You would have to study and obtain your license to sell in your state. This would be at your expense as there is no requirement you work with Aflac. You could then go to most health,life or accident carriers for a "job... More
Answered By: JEANNIE - 6/27/2012
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Where did you find the ad, they usually give you a full description. Either way you should always research the company and position for interview purposes. How shameful to go on an interview and have no idea of the position you've applied for. Aflac is insurance if you get hurt and your job doesn't cover's a... More
Answered By: Nicole - 6/27/2012
Yes, in most cases an AFLAC "Benefit Specialist" would be a 1099 contractor selling insurance. I believe they do provide you with a laptop but everything else on you. And you will be paid commission only.
Answered By: WRG - 6/27/2012
as others explained you are selling insurance, you are NOT an employee, you will own your own business, AFLAC will provide you some support and training but you will NOT receive a paycheck. you will e********y based on sales (a commission) and you will pay all of your own expenses, you must be licensed, this varies... More
Answered By: michr - 6/27/2012
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