Champion Agency began as a means of connecting financial professionals with “value added” life insurance solutions.
In 1975, we started as a one-man shop assisting local Albuquerque agents with their hard-to-place cases. Agents were quick to recognize that our industry knowledge was far beyond what other shops could offer. Their business increased and with it their trust in us grew. Agents began to look to us for more solutions. We recognized that our ability to serve our agents and their clients depended on the products offered. We expanded our focus to Annuities, Long Term Care, and Disability Income Insurance.
In the early 1980s, we began to examine the problems facing successful producers. We discovered that both career and independent agents faced issues of: too many products, not enough time, and an overall lack of transparency. It became clear that we could distinguish ourselves by providing all the services that agents required to be more efficient, and therefore more successful.
This required that we expand our team to allow for a personalized touch at each stage of the sale. We also reexamined our product line to ensure that our offerings enabled agents to focus on selling solutions and not products. Our final realization was that we needed to provide opportunities for agents to gain more knowledge. This led to us developing and seeking training opportunities to enhance our agent’s knowledge.
The industry has changed since we first developed that mission, but our dedication to it has help us maintain relevancy. Champion Agency continues to be a company dedicated to helping agents across the country develop the most innovative financial solutions for their clients.