JumpStart Your Drive in 2019

JumpStart 2019 was a resounding success in our hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. We had a packed agenda full of announcements and insights into how we can be driven in 2019.

Before JS19 even began, agents from around the country gathered for three intensive training sessions – RMD Academy, Sales Academy and FFS Academy. No matter what level you’re at with FFS – from new recruit to recent RMD – there was a training session for you.

On January 4th, we took a deep dive into our carrier products with back-to-back presentations from carrier partners on everything from the myths of life insurance to the best way to position a new product. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen delivered our keynote address on the need for new blood in the insurance industry, a challenge that FFS is ready to take on.

Friday evening ended with our Awards Ceremony recognizing the incredible achievements of our field leaders. We saw seasoned FFS veterans and fresh faces walk across the stage and we cannot wait to see how they drive their businesses further in the new year.

Saturday featured presentations from the Home Office on branding, selling annuities, points and commissions, the FFS mobile app, marketing resources and more. Field leaders were able to share their stories through panel discussions, presentations, and short speeches, giving us a glimpse into their experiences. JumpStart 2019 concluded with a series of big announcements from the Home Office.


We announced our Dream Destination Conference for 2020 and we couldn’t be more thrilled to return to Hyatt Ziva, this time at the Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Experience the sweet music, generous people and all-inclusive amenities of this great island. Relax and enjoy the “Irie Mon” spirit on a well-earned retreat.

Leaders Convention 2019 registration is now open. Register you and your team today! Also, be on the lookout for Super Saturday events in your region this spring.


In 2019, FFS agents will be getting paid faster and more effectively. FFS has updated the Compensation Plan with new Bonus Pool and Promotion levels. The new plan is in the ABO. ANICO and NLG will now be advancing 100% commission once the policy has been issued, delivery requirements have been submitted to the carrier, and premium has been successfully drafted. Finally, FFS announced Project Faster Pay, an initiative aimed at getting commissions paid up to twice as fast.

Driven in 2019

January kicks off all three of our contests – DDC20, 90-Day Power Cycle and the Leadership Cup. We know that 2019 will be our best year on record and challenge our agents to drive their business forward in the new year. All of the training videos from the main stage at JS19 will be available in the ABO in the coming weeks, so everyone can benefit from a JumpStart in the new year. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings as we help all people achieve financial security and peace of mind with FFS!