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    Spotlight on Joseph Pennington, National Military Program Manager for Combined Insurance

    We asked Joseph to tell us a little about his background, his current career and why Combined Insurance is so committed to supporting our military.

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    Passion for Customer Service and Team Support Fuels our Policyholder Service Center Members

    Combined Insurance employees are welcome to visit us at our downtown location-just don’t come on a Monday or Tuesday.

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    How to Optimize Your Time at Career Fairs

    Attending career fairs is a great way for job seekers to learn about several companies in a few hours, all under one roof. Likewise, these events offer recruiters like me the occasion to meet hundreds of potential candidates in one day.

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    Combined Insurance Values Reservists as Employees

    There’s nothing more satisfying than helping people with military backgrounds find meaningful careers; I’ve spent a great deal of my career doing just that. When I retired from the Navy in 2009, I became a Veteran’s Service Officer for the Veteran’s Outreach Program of Illinois, and soon after started my career at Combined Insurance as the national military program manager.

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    7 Tips for Building a Successful Career

    The great Chinese philosopher, Confucius, wrote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” While some may find this to be a bit too idealistic, it drives home the importance of enjoying and finding meaning in what you do every day to support yourself and your family.

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About Our Blog Supplementally Speaking’s mission is to share relevant, helpful and current content to enrich our readers’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness. We share industry news and company stories. To procure the best content, we frequently feature people who are experts in their fields, either as guest bloggers or as contributors. We blog about topics that may not directly discuss supplemental insurance, but, like supplemental insurance, our topics are geared toward helping people maximize their well-being.

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    Finding Your Fit: An Overview of Health Insurance Careers

    The insurance industry is a great place to build a career, whether you’re just starting out or looking for a satisfying job change. It’s a stable industry, filled with opportunity, thanks to peoples’ omnipresent need for...

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    From Massage Therapist to an Award Winning Agent: Keith Credits PMA

    Sales success can start anywhere. Some of our very best agents come from backgrounds that may not seem conventional at first glance, but they do have one thing in common: Positive Mental Attitude (PMA).

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    Insurance Sales: The Ideal Midlife Career Change

    Have you been in the working world for 20, 30 or even 40 years but feel stale, stuck or uninspired? It just might be high time to consider a career change. If you’ve been successful in the past...

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    The 5 Soft Skills Insurance Agents Need to Master

    Selling supplemental insurance is really selling “peace of mind.” Making money is great—think uncapped income!—but the work is first and foremost about helping people protect their livelihood in the case of the unexpected. In fact...

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    Personal Health Scare Fuels Insurance Agent’s Appreciation for Supplemental Insurance

    When Combined Insurance agent Ryan was only 21 years old, he experienced a health scare that no 21-year-old ever expects: he had to undergo an unplanned open heart surgery. After undergoing...

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    From Professional Driver to Sales Agent: Recognizing Potential for Success at Combined Insurance

    It’s not easy to predict who is going to be a great sales agent at Combined Insurance, but one thing we do know is that any agent who applies what they learn at our training, follows our system and puts in the hard work has a high probability of success. We are unique because...

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    3 Retention-Boosting Employee Benefit Best Practices

    Employers today are competing to attract—and retain—top talent. Job candidates and employees alike have high demands for the companies they work for, and they’ve often got the leverage...

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    Combined Insurance Hosts 2nd Annual Employee Millennial Panel to Offer Advice to Summer Interns

    Millennials will make up roughly 50% of the American workforce in 2020. And while individuals in every generation are unique, researchers have painted a broad picture...

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    New Graduates: Are you Unemployed or Underemployed? Consider Combined Insurance!

    A recent report on the labor market outlook for young graduates paints a fairly bleak picture. Because of the Great Recession, young graduates have disproportionately elevated unemployment rates...

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    How to Make a Splash in Your Summer Internship

    If you’re polishing your dress shoes—and your resume—for a summer internship, congratulations! You’re about to embark on an adventure that’s guaranteed to make an impact on your career. An internship provides...

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    Insurance Agent Marketing: Get Social to Build Your Business

    Are you enjoying social media to stay up to date with friends and relatives, and maybe find out what’s new with your favorite brands? Are you also connecting with customers and prospecting...

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    Opportunity Knocks: Improve Your Resume In 5 Steps

    When was the last time you updated your resume? The job market is always changing, and you never know when the next great opportunity might come along. Don’t let...

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    Combined Insurance Renews Statement of Support (SoS) to National Guard and Reserve

    Combined Insurance recently welcomed Illinois Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Mr. Ron Bacci, to our office to preside over the Statement of Support (SoS) signing ceremony with our President, Brad Bennett. By signing the SoS, we reaffirmed our ongoing commitment...

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    PSA for Millennials Still Searching - Consider Combined Insurance!

    Ana is a successful, motivated, bilingual, Millennial sales agent working in southeastern United States, and she has a message for her peers still looking for a meaningful career: Consider being an agent at Combined Insurance!

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    Advice from Young, Talented Agent: Be Unstoppable

    Millennial insurance agent Sarah Marker would make our founder, W. Clement Stone, proud. She is a prime example of someone who has taken his success principles to heart and has used them to succeed at Combined Insurance...

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    Women & Insurance: The Perfect Combination, Part 2

    Women’s History Month honors the contributions of women to history and to contemporary society. To honor the month in our own way, we are taking a look at women and insurance. Whether they’re making healthcare decisions for the family...

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    Women & Insurance: The Perfect Combination, Part 1

    Women’s History Month honors the contributions of women to history and to contemporary society. To honor the month in our own way, we are taking a look at women and insurance. Whether they’re making healthcare decisions for the family...

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    Find Career Stability in the Supplemental Insurance Industry

    Some of the best insurance agents I know love their careers partly because of the exciting rush that comes with helping customers purchase policies that best fit their needs, which then can help them in difficult times. The agents also love the control they have over their own schedule and their virtually unlimited...

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    Baby Boomers and Millennial Sales Agents at Combined Insurance-More Alike than Different

    There’s a lot of talk these days about generational differences between Baby Boomers and Millennials in the workplace-and in general. As talent acquisition professionals, we know it’s important to understand generational differences in our candidates, so we interviewed two of our exceptional employees, a Millennial and a Baby Boomer, to see how different (or similar) these two...

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    The Ace-Your-Interview Checklist

    Congratulations! You’re scheduled for a job interview! The recruiter saw something he or she likes and wants to learn more about you and all the marvelous...

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    Q&A With Top Recruiter, Mallory Mayhall

    It’s not easy to be the Number One Recruiter at Combined Insurance! So when Mallory did just that two years in a row, we had to find out what drives her to...

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    Q & A With One of our Up-and-Coming Sales Agents, Tara

    We had the pleasure of talking with Tara, one of our successful sales agents on the west coast. She’s having a wonderful experience working at Combined...

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    Q & A With One of our Talented Millennial Sales Agents, Jean-Carlo

    We caught up with one of our young agents on the east coast, Jean-Carlo, to find out what drives him to be so successful at Combined Insurance. Jean-Carlo...

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    How to Optimize Your Time at Career Fairs

    With so many companies and so many job seekers in one place, it’s important to do everything you can to stand out from the crowd so you can connect with the...

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    Chico Dennis Credits PMA and Hard Work for his 60 Years of Success at Combined Insurance

    Congratulations to Chico Dennis on his upcoming 60th anniversary of working at Combined Insurance! Chico started selling insurance for Combined Insurance...

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    Millennials as Sales Agents: Embracing their Entrepreneurial Spirit

    One theme that stands out prominently is that as a group, millennials are entrepreneurial. In fact, a study done by Bentley University found that only 13%...

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    Summer Internship Program Returns to Combined Insurance

    Combined Insurance employees are welcome to visit us at our downtown location-just don’t come on a Monday or Tuesday.

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    7 Tips for Building a Successful Career

    While some may find this to be a bit too idealistic, it drives home the importance of enjoying and finding meaning in what you do every day to support...

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