Amid COVID-19, Company Seeking to Expand Sales Agent Workforce in Lee County, Florida
(FORT MYERS, FL, May 14, 2020) — TRANZACT, a direct-to-consumer health care company that links individuals to U.S. insurance carriers, announced today plans to expand their sales center operations in Fort Myers, FL. The company, which operates the licensed insurance agency TZ Insurance Solutions selling Medicare and Life Insurance products, has seen rapid business growth in recent years including its acquisition by Willis Towers Watson in 2019. TRANZACT is actively looking to hire sales agents from all backgrounds in Lee County, as they plan to increase current headcount by more than 114% to meet industry demands.
TRANZACT, located at 12901 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers, plans to hire 110 insurance sales agents as soon as possible, while many companies across Florida’s southwest coast are freezing or limiting hiring during the COVID-19 outbreak,
TRANZACT’s hiring initiative will help individuals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties build new careers in a financially-stable industry by offering paid training and education to obtain an insurance license, including covering applicable fees.
“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 sponsor them and guide them through an online instructor led course to earn their insurance license, ” said Lindsey Gardner, Director of HR, Sales and Operations at TRANZACT. “We look for candidates with excellent people skills, and that ability can come from a broad range of backgrounds and work experience.”
Several sales agents at TRANZACT didn’t consider a career in the insurance industry before joining the company according to Terry Zornes, Director of Sales for the Fort Myers office. “Our sales agents that came from the hospitality, travel and service industry in Florida often report having better pay and benefits, better working-life balance, and more stability than their previous role. Many of those people never thought they’d be working in the insurance industry.”
Sales agents positions offer uncapped earning potential and monthly sales bonuses, with some agents earning more than six figures in addition to full benefits.
TRANZACT will be hosting virtual job fairs via WebEx, led by an HR associate, to meet with potential applicants and share insights into the sales agent roles. The company is planning to fill 110 roles in Fort Myers by September, ahead of the fall Medicare Annual Enrollment Period.
Interested candidates can apply by visiting the career website, tranzact.net/work-with-us/. Interviews are being conducted via video on an ongoing basis.
TRANZACT, a Willis Towers Watson company, is a market leader in providing end-to-end customer acquisition solutions to the insurance sector. TRANZACT leverages and integrates sophisticated digital, data and direct marketing solutions to deliver qualified leads, fully-provisioned sales and robust customer management systems to brands seeking to acquire and manage large numbers of customers. TRANZACT owns and operates several consumer-facing websites including MedicareAvantage.com and MedicareSupplement.com.