There has been much interest in voluntary benefits and much speculation about how health care reform will change the way brokers approach the benefits market. But what’s really happened? Have any of the suggested changes been implemented? Eastbridge Consulting Group and Benefits Selling got together to find some answers to these questions by asking the brokers themselves.

One finding was particularly obvious—the majority of brokers now sell voluntary, at least occasionally. Just 11 percent of the survey respondents don’t sell voluntary at all and more than 60 percent of those who don’t sell it already fully expect to do so in the near future.

Top Voluntary Products Sold


Benefit Brokers

Short-term disability


Term life insurance


Dental insurance


Critical illness insurance


Accident insurance (personal injury not AD&D)


Vision insurance (without medical)


Cancer insurance


Long-term disability insurance


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