Sells life insurance or health insurance to customers, working on behalf of an insurance company or independent insurance agent or broker. Evaluates the insurance coverage needed by a customer and proposes insurance packages and prices. Life insurance agents may sell policies or annuities, and assist clients or beneficiaries with getting insurance claims processed. Health insurance agents may negotiate rates for employers, explain plans and benefits to employees, and help clients to file or resolve health insurance claims. Life and health insurance sales agents may earn commissions for sales.