Expanding Your Reach With Non-Resident Licenses

May 13, 2022

For a long time, life insurance agents have been limited by physical boundaries when it comes to helping families. Working face-to-face was key to helping clients find coverage. With the emergence of insurtech, and restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, agents are now able to reach clients virtually.

Now, life insurance is sold digitally, opening a whole nation of clients for insurance agents. By obtaining a non-resident license, agents can work in any state in the country without leaving their office. What’s more, Symmetry Financial Group offers statewide orders for our agents, which widens the net of  how many families they can help.

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Work outside your state

The National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) allows agents to obtain non-resident licenses for selling life insurance out of their residential state. While these licenses have been around for a while already, it wasn’t until the recent COVID-19 pandemic that they took off in popularity. Typically, life insurance agents only bothered requesting a non-resident license if they lived near a state border.

Now, Symmetry agents can use their non-resident license to work as many states as they want from wherever they’re most comfortable. While each state has unique requirements, obtaining a non-resident license is usually simple. By adding different states to their arsenal of licenses, agents can broaden their net and help more clients than ever before.

Check the insurance licensing department

Each state has a potentially unique set of requirements when applying for a non-resident license. While none of them are quite as arduous as applying for your resident license, some of them are more complicated than others. Agents must check into the individual state’s licensing requirements to make sure they have everything they need.


Now that you have your non-resident license, telecommuting is the name of the game. That means discussing policy options, meeting with potential clients and policy updates can all be done from the comfort of wherever you hang your work hat.

Through telecommuting, you can create a schedule of making calls from one side of the coast to the other all in one day. Meetings that would have previously taken you miles to make can now be done in one workday from anywhere with a WiFi connection. All that travel time can be repurposed. Whether that’s more time to work on your book of business or more personal time for yourself - it is entirely up to you.

Symmetry’s statewide orders

To align with the growing trend of non-resident licenses, Symmetry offers statewide lead orders to our agents. Now, agents can request a given number of leads per week within an entire state. Symmetry agents can access our online portal, HQ, to find and create orders for leads. What’s more, they can request multiple states in the same order . With that in mind, our agents may request a set number of leads per week  among as many states as they’re comfortable working.

With statewide orders, agents are more likely to see their requested number of leads and expand their business as a result.

Check At-A-Glance for updates

Symmetry sends out a weekly email to agents that includes a wealth of information. From company updates to monthly contests that agents can participate in, At-A-Glance gives our agents a quick glimpse into everything going on at Symmetry. The At-A-Glance email also includes a list of states that are consistently generating more leads.

With this list of hotspots, agents can guide themselves (as well as any downline) toward the best areas to set up a statewide order. Symmetry agents are encouraged to check out the At-A-Glance email each week to keep up to date on the best states to place an order.

Expand your reach with Symmetry

Every year, more families are looking to protect what matters most to them. As a life insurance agent, this means you must adapt to the best ways to reach those clients. At Symmetry, we give our agents every tool at our disposal to help them reach more clients and help more families protect the ones they love.

Symmetry Financial Group agents have access to high-quality life insurance, disability income insurance, critical illness insurance, and annuity products from more than 30 well-known insurance companies. This gives you the flexibility and reach you need to tailor plans to meet clients' individual coverage needs.

To learn more about how to begin a fulfilling career as a life insurance agent, contact us today .


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