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Insurance Advisor - Nanaimo

Job Summary
  • Brokerage Name:
    BCAA Insurance Agency
  • Approximate Salary: Negotiable
  • Region: Vancouver Island
  • Location: #400 - 6581 Aulds Rd, Nanaimo, BC
  • Country:
  • Category: Personal Lines Representative
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Experience Level:
  • Education Level: Level One Licensee
  • Advertised: 18-11-2022
  • Closing Date: 29-12-2022
  • Job ID: 8513
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Work at an award-winning top employer! If you are looking for an empowering and progressive place to shape your future, then you’ve landed in the right place at BCAA. With our corporate Head Office in Burnaby and locations around BC, we offer a wide variety of opportunities all across the province. Share our purpose to empower British Columbians to move forward.



Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a precondition of new employment. A successful candidate offered employment at BCAA will need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to commencing employment. Exemptions permitted under applicable employment and human rights legislation.







The purpose of this transitional role is to provide opportunity for career progression to a Senior Insurance Advisor position once all goals, metrics, and competencies of the Senior Insurance Advisor have been performed at a successful level. Ongoing training and support to advance into this role, will be provided to ensure your long-term success. 


As one of BCAA’s Member-facing team members, the Insurance Advisor is a driven Insurance Professional dedicated to delivering amazing Member experiences and continuous revenue growth through the consultative selling of BCAA’s products and services, with a focus on Homeowners’ and Travel Insurance. The Insurance Advisor is a source of positive brand impressions and builds long-lasting relationships with our Members by reviewing coverages, making recommendations and cross-selling other BCAA products and services. The Insurance Advisor collaborates with a team who is passionate about igniting unparalleled Member loyalty that enables BCAA to be the most trusted organization in British Columbia. 


Key Responsibilities: 

 Sells and Upgrades BCAA Products and Services to New and Renewing Members 

  • Through consultative in-person or over the phone sales, acquires new Home, ICBC, Optional Auto and Travel Insurance sales, new BCAA Membership and additional products and services 

  • Renews Home ICBC, Optional Auto and Travel Medical Insurance policies, BCAA Memberships and additional products and services, by reviewing current coverages and making recommendations 

  • Reviews product terms and conditions including, but not limited to, coverages, limits and exclusions to limit errors and omissions 

  • Deepens Member relationships through cross-selling other BCAA products and services 

  • Creates and follows up on future business leads and upcoming renewals 

  • Collaborates with BCAA and other supplier’s Underwriters  

  • Meets all prescribed sales, business-building and retention targets, BCAA and AAA/CAA Member experience goals, best practices, standards and Underwriting guidelines 


Manages Member/Customer Accounts and Concerns 

  • Updates Member information and insurance policy details in applicable systems 

  • Processes endorsements and cancellations for Insurance, BCAA Memberships and additional products and services 

  • Issues new and renewal Membership transactions and Member entitlement products such as passport photos, international driving permits, Member maps, tour books and camp guides 

  • Resolves Member concerns by following BCAA’s Member resolution standards and meeting BCAA and AAA/CAA Member satisfaction goals 


Processes and Manages Member/Customer Documents 

  • Processes payments and follow up on outstanding payments 

  • Issues new, renewal, endorsements and cancellations for Insurance policies, BCAA Memberships, and additional products and services 

  • Meets all required processing standards for storage, retrieval, confidentiality, accuracy and timeliness 


Acquires and Maintains Industry, Product and Systems Knowledge 

  • Maintains a working knowledge of all BCAA Membership and Insurance manuals, best practices, standards, policies and systems 

  • Attends required BCAA and industry training courses 

  • Keeps up-to-date with industry knowledge and competitor’s product offerings 

  • Maintains annual Insurance licensing requirements 


Other Duties; as Assigned 

  • Greeting and administrative duties 



 Reports to: Assistant Manager or Manager, Service Location(s) 

  • External: Members, Insurance Council of BC, Insurance Brokers Association of BC (IBABC), ICBC, BCAA approved suppliers and community business associates 

  • Other: Various BCAA Management, other Service Location team members, and team members in P&D, Payroll, Marketing, Underwriting 



 Minimum Qualifications 

  • Completion of Grade 12 

  • 2 years’ experience in a Sales and Service environment, including 6 months of General Insurance experience 

  • Level 1 Insurance license, and ability to obtain Level 2 Insurance license within 12 months of employment in this position 

  • Completion of Autoplan Essentials, or completion within 3 months of employment in this position 

  • Demonstrated sales productivity and selling skills, with proven ability to balance customer needs, disciplined risk management and revenue growth 

  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts; open to constructive feedback and willing to adapt based on feedback received 

  • Demonstrated multi-tasking skills and proven ability to prioritize activities  

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 

  • Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment and maintain a high level of professionalism 

  • Proven judgment and decision-making abilities. Must be able to consider costs and benefits of potential products in order to make appropriate recommendations 

  • Proven critical thinking abilities. Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems 

  • Ability to meet prescribed sales, business-building, retention and customer satisfaction targets and objectives  

  • Strong computer skills with basic knowledge of MS Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, Outlook) 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Completion of BCAA Insurance-related training, specifically Home and Travel Insurance 

  • Experience selling Home and Travel Insurance 

  • Knowledge of applicable BCAA and ICBC systems 

  • Limited history of Errors & Omissions and in good standing with the Insurance Council of BC 

  • Ability to speak alternate languages that would support particular market demographics



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We stay true to our word, and help British Columbians move forward.



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We treat each other with the same care and respect that we treat our Members.



It's our responsibility to protect life in BC now, and for generations to come.



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