Tasked with learning the multiple skillsets required to succeed as a benefit adviser, young advisers say mentorships have been crucial to the learning process, and new research confirms in a high turn-over industry, mentorship can be the key to long-term success.

Seventy-five percent of financial and insurance advisers surveyed by LIMRA say they have a mentor, while 20% say they would have liked to have one but don’t, according to Emily Tracey, a LIMRA analyst. “Just 5% said they didn’t have a mentor, but they also said they didn’t want one,” she says.

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