Frequently Asked Questions

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Before You Apply

  • What are the minimum requirements to qualify?

    The Joining Forces for Good Program is designed to support honorably discharged veterans, active duty, Reserves, National Guard and their spouses — the only requirement to qualify! You don't need a college degree or even sales experience to get started. You just need the drive and commitment to succeed.

  • What are the career opportunities for working with an Allstate Agency Owner?

    For veterans and spouses like you, it's an opportunity to help protect people. Your military training and experiences are just what Agency Owners are looking for. The Good Hands company offers a dedicated program to help provide you the opportunity to build a solid career with an Allstate Agency, and a good life to go with it.

  • What do I need to do to get started?
    • Step 1 Fill out the online application form and create a profile.
    • Step 2 You may then receive an online skills questionnaire to assess your problem-solving skills and personality strengths, and/or you may be contacted by a representative for a telephone interview. Your results will assist in finding interviews with Allstate Agency Owners who match your strengths and skill set.
    • Step 3 In order to have a competitive advantage for the interviewing and hiring process, we encourage you to begin the state-required prelicensing work now instead of waiting until you start in an agency. There are some related up-front costs, but by starting the licensing journey now, it will put you ahead of the game during interviews. It will also increase your potential earning power, and you will be eligible to receive a milestone bonus, fully reimbursing you for all licensing costs. Once you pass your exam, you'll need to send Allstate proof so we can send you your $500 milestone bonus check.
  • What tools do I need to start the application process?

    First, you will complete an online application where you will provide some background and contact information and how you can be contacted. You must upload your résumé at this point in the process (once this stage is complete, we may send you a simple online personality assessment). If you don't have a résumé, that's okay.

    Here are some online resources to help you build one:

    1. www.resumeengine.org
    2. http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/skills-translator/

    For spouses:

    1. www.militaryspouse.com
    2. www.militaryonesource.mil
  • Military personnel and their families move around a lot. Does that affect anything?

    Part of our program is designed to connect you with Allstate Agency Owners looking to hire veterans and spouses like you across the country. As a national company, Allstate has Agency Owners in all 50 states. We will work to help you find potential employment with one of our 10,000 Agency Owners.

  • What if I'm already working for an Allstate Agency Owner when I apply for this program?

    If you're already hired, you do not need to complete the assessment. You instead will immediately begin your prelicensing requirement to work toward passing the property and casualty exam and earning your licensing milestone bonus. Already-hired candidates do not qualify for our second milestone bonus unless they were hired within one month of starting the program.

  • What if I am licensed when I apply?

    You complete the application as normal and can proceed straight into the interviewing phase. You will be contacted by a military talent recruiter within 3 business days.

The Program and State Licensing

  • What should I expect after I submit my application?
    Step 1 Fill out the online application form.
    Step 2 You may then receive an online skills questionnaire to assess your problem-solving skills and personality strengths. And/or you may be contacted by a representative for a phone interview. Your results will assist in finding interviews with Allstate Agency Owners who match your strengths and skill set.
    Step 3 We encourage you to begin the state-required prelicensing work now instead of waiting until you start in an agency. There are some related up-front costs, but by starting the licensing journey now, it will put you ahead of the game during interviews. It will also increase your potential earning power, and you will be eligible to receive a milestone bonus, fully reimbursing you for all licensing costs. Once you pass your exam, you'll need to send Allstate proof so we can send you your $500 milestone bonus check.
  • When will I hear from someone?

    If an Agent is hiring in your area you will hear from a member of our team within 5 business days. If you do not hear back in that timeframe, we will keep your resume on file for potential future openings.

  • How come I haven't heard anything yet?

    There may not be a hiring agent in your area that is interviewing unlicensed candidates. A Property & Casualty license is desirable to agencies, but not required to interview.

  • Where are the Agency Owners hiring?

    With more than 10,000 Allstate Agency Owners across the U.S., hiring opportunities change and become available week to week throughout the U.S. If you decide to apply to the program an Allstate Military Recruiter will start to identify hiring opportunities near your hometown.

  • What is the state property and casualty insurance licensing exam?

    It's the exam you need to pass in order to become licensed to sell property and casualty/liability insurance. The purpose is to test your knowledge of basic insurance concepts. Once you earn your property and casualty license in a certain state, it's transferable to most states.

  • How long does it take to get licensed?

    Typically the course takes 1-2 weeks to complete, although it is at your own pace. You will have to schedule a test with a local facility upon completion of the P&C licensing course. The Allstate representative can assist you along on the licensing journey.

  • Do I need a license to get an interview? To get hired?

    No, but it is very helpful to land an interview. You will be expected to complete your Property and Casualty licensing either before your start date or shortly after hire.

  • Where is my bonus?

    You should receive your bonus within 6 to 8 weeks of submitting your paperwork and proof of passing to the Allstate Military Team. In the rare instance you have submitted this longer than 8 weeks ago,and have not received the bonus please contact your Military Talent Representative for your state (listed below). Bonuses will be mailed directly to your home address.

  • Am I also able to receive reimbursement for the licensing costs through the GI Bill?

    Yes. Upon completing the state property and casualty insurance licensing exam you may qualify for additional reimbursement through the GI Bill: however, you will be responsible for applying on your own.

  • What if I already have my property and casualty insurance license? Can I still participate in the placement?

    Congratulations on having already passed your property and casualty insurance state licensing exam! You immediately qualify for considersation in our placement program.

The Career

  • What will I be doing after I'm hired by an Agency Owner?

    All Allstate Agency Owners are independent businesspeople. They can run their agencies in their own way. So as an employee of an Agency Owner, you may have differing roles. However, your primary job will be to sell Allstate products and services, and be the face of the agency. Down the road, you could even own your own agency.

  • What are the compensation structure and benefits for a licensed sales professional who works for an Agency Owner?

    Every agency's compensation structure and benefits are different. Most LSP positions are paid a base salary plus commission. The actual salary varies based upon agency and location. This is a good conversation to have with Agency Owners during your interview.

  • What is the salary of the position?

    Compensation varies by agency.

  • Can I contact an Allstate talent representative if I have more questions?

    Absolutely! We have an entire staffing team dedicated to helping you throughout the process. If you want to talk before you apply, contact us at Allstateveteranprogram@allstate.com. One of our Allstate talent representatives will reach out to you within two business days or fewer to answer your questions. No pressure. No obligations.

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