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Health Insurance Sales Associate- Des Moines, Iowa Area

Medical Associates, Des Moines, IA

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Medical Associates Health Plans, based out of Dubuque, Iowa, is expanding their service area and growing their Sales team!  This role will work remotely from home and travel in/around Des Moines, Iowa.


Travel and Schedule:  Travel required to designated cities in Iowa up to 50% of time (estimating ~30% day trips, ~10% overnight). If based out of Des Moines, your travel radius is about 2 hours to surrounding communities.    This candidate must be flexible with their schedule to reach their goals.  A possible schedule would be three business days of travel followed by seven business days working remotely.  The candidate would be responsible for scheduling meetings and travel logistics.   Comprehensive training and orientation would take place in Dubuque, Iowa for the first two weeks then have ongoing support via team calls and occasional on-site visits in Des Moines or Dubuque.


As a successful candidate, you are self-directed, financially motivated, and goal-oriented.  You are naturally empathetic and have the ability to relate to anybody.  You always have plenty of patience, persistence, and resilience.


Role:  Promote both Medicare and small group health plans products directly to individuals and employer groups. Facilitate presentations, represent Medical Associates Health Plan (MAHP), and execute sales at meetings, in office settings, and at community establishments.  Establish and maintain broker relations. Provide assistance for all Medicare projects as directed. www.mahealthplans.com


Compensation and Full-Time Benefit Overview:


  • Competitive base salary plus commission
  • Reimbursement for travel
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 401k- eligible for employer match and Profit Sharing Plan after 1 year
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flex Spending Account
  • Life, LTD, and AD&D Insurance
  • Vacation accrual
  • Short Term Disability/Sick-Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays


Essential Functions & Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for making regularly scheduled Medicare Information and Sales presentations, and for making the resulting sales at those meetings. Proper documentation must be provided, and regulations must be strictly followed. Responsible for attending to walk-in Medicare prospects when in the office. Handle service items, return phone calls, and inquiries from Medicare members.


  • Establish and maintain contact with prospective employer groups to represent MAHP products and services. This includes nurturing qualified leads, generating proposals, conducting enrollment meetings and executing benefit contracts.


  • Secure meetings with brokers and groups in targeted geographic locations, successfully marketing, presenting, and educating potential partners. Following up through traditional and creative methods to finalize sales and provide support.


  • Complete all other assigned projects and duties.


  • Note: this job description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.



Experience:  One to three years of related sales and/or health insurance experience required.


Other Skills:  Insurance license for Iowa (the company will pay to obtain insurance licensure if not already acquired). Additional license for Nebraska would also be valuable.


Education:  Equivalent to a two-year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study or certification at a business or trade school.  Iowa insurance license required.


Interpersonal Skills:  The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust.  Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job.  Excellent and adaptable written and verbal communication styles. Being compassionate, friendly, outgoing, and personable will help this person succeed.


Timeline: Seeking candidates willing and able to start Fall 2019.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 742505
Des Moines, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Care
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

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Years of Experience 1-2 Years
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