While our agents have the knowledge and experience to meet the insurance and financial needs of educators and their families, that's not their most important skill. The most important strength they bring to any meeting is the ability to listen and ask questions to find out what you want and need. Many of our agents are former teachers, administrators and counselors. Some continue to serve their local school districts as members of school boards and parent-teacher organizations.
Here are some of the things Horace Mann has heard and responded to:
Administrators and educators want a simple process and straight-forward information.
- Horace Mann has developed auto payroll systems that allow educators to take their auto insurance premiums directly from their paycheck, saving administrators and educators time and money.
How does my retirement system work?
- State teacher retirement systems may change often and can be written in jargon. Agents hold workshops to explain the current system and any changes. They can answer questions about how to set and achieve retirement income goals.
Health insurance: Why would we work on something we don't sell?
- Horace Mann doesn't sell health insurance, but we know how important it is. We work on flexible benefit programs (Section 125) to give educators additional health benefit and dependent care assistance.
Teachers spend too much of their own money on classroom supplies.
- Teachers want resources for their students. Horace Mann is a national sponsor of DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit organization where funding becomes possible for classroom supplies, technology or even dream field trips or a motivational speaker. No grant writing skills required.
To learn more about what our agents can do in your schools, contact an experienced agent in your area.