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“I knew from day one that this opportunity was exactly what I was looking for, and that I could be a success in this business,” says Ilija Orlovic, SGA Partner in the Altig-Orlovic Agency.
Formerly a retail manager, Ilija has had tremendous success since joining American Income Life in May 1996. After only seven months with AIL, he was appointed Master General Agent in January 1997. Two years later, Ilija was promoted to Regional General Agent.
In 2003, Ilija made the move to the United States as a State General Agent partner with Rick Altig.
“The opportunity to grow my own organization as big as I could imagine and to train new leaders in the business enticed me to join AIL,” says Ilija. Training new leaders in the organization and watching them develop into top leaders at AIL has been the most rewarding part of his job.
What advice does Ilija give to others thinking about joining American Income Life? “It is the best opportunity in North America. No other company does what AIL does for Agents in terms of compensation and support. Also, no other company in North America does what American Income Life does in terms of protecting families. Everyone needs our product. There is no person who is exempt from the need for the products we provide. We are there to provide protection and hope to families when they need it most. AIL is Opportunity Unlimited in every sense and will allow you to build the business you’ve always dreamed of.”
When not working, Ilija enjoys spending quality time with his family, traveling, and watching his children compete in sports. He also believes in giving back and contributes a substantial amount of his income to charitable organizations.
Rick Altig, State General Agent, joined American Income Life Insurance Company when he was only 21 years old. He had graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in political science and needed to earn money before attending law school. His dad’s agency represented American Income Life, and he suggested Rick join the team.
Recalls Rick, “I started as an Agent and became a General Agent while becoming one of the top Public Relations people in AIL. I earned a promotion to Master General Agent and then another to State General Agent when I was only 23 years old. I opened the first Canadian office in American Income Life, and I was the first SGA whose agency produced 25 million dollars in one year. Rick has shared his talent with AIL for 29 years.
Like many associated with American Income Life, Rick finds, “the most rewarding part of working with AIL is helping in the personal and professional development of others. The experience you gain at AIL is something unique and can be used in all aspects of your career and life. It’s not get rich quick; it’s get rich for sure. If I knew from the beginning that it would pay this well, I would have worked even harder.”
When did Rick know for certain that law school would have to wait? “I sold a program to a young 21-year-old couple,” recalls Rick. “A week later I got a call from the wife letting me know her husband had passed away. She was calling to collect on his $1,000 policy. But after checking the paperwork, I was able to inform her that he didn’t have a $1,000 policy; he had a $100,000 policy. That’s when I knew this career was first and foremost about helping working families.”
Rick is a family man, both at home and on the job. He says, “I love to spend time with my wife and four children, as well as my professional Altig family. I’m always trying to do more for others than what I would have them do for me.”
That attitude carries over to Rick’s charitable endeavors. He says, “Yes, giving is the best part of life, and we give a major part of our income to community based organizations that help those in need.”
It’s been an amazing and enriching 29 years for Rick and American Income Life.
Patrick Stenglein’s life plan was vastly different before he joined American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL). He worked in car sales and hoped to own a car dealership like his grandfather one day. But in 2003, it all changed. “Seeing the success and opportunity my brother was experiencing with American Income Life,” recalls Patrick, “I would eventually join the Minneapolis office as his personal recruit.”
Patrick takes tremendous pride in his achievements with AIL. “Over the span of five years, I was appointed to Master General Agent (MGA) and took over the entire state of Iowa and the western half of Illinois,” states Patrick. “Then, because of my success in the territories of Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota, I was offered a one-of-a-kind Regional Vice Presidential Partnership contract with AIL. I moved to the Las Vegas office and opened a record eight new offices. Fast forward to now, and it’s my extreme honor to partner with Altig-Orlovic in the territory of Wisconsin,” he adds proudly.
“Our Agency offers ‘Opportunity Unlimited’ in our city, region, and state,” says Patrick. “Anyone has the chance to walk in for an interview at my office and walk out with a career to achieve more in life than they ever thought possible. The greatest joy I have today is the opportunity to develop and impact the lives of up-and-coming leaders in this Company,” continues Patrick. “I credit my own success to the opportunities I’ve received to move many times and open so many new territories … to grow organizations across the Company. But if I could start over with AIL, I would place a larger focus on personal recruiting early in my career, as it has a tremendous impact on my organization today.”
Does Patrick have advice for someone considering a career with AIL? “I think you need to have a strong faith and belief in your leadership abilities and the systems and processes the Company has in place,” emphasizes Patrick, “and you have to be willing to put in the sweat equity.”
Patrick’s Agency is deeply involved with the community. By collecting volunteered goods from each family it visits, the Agency supports local food banks. His Agency also participates in AIL’s ‘Closer to the Heart’ charitable giving program and offers no-cost Child Safe ID kits to families with young children.
Free time for Patrick is time outdoors. “I have a strong passion for the outdoors. Growing up, I loved playing competitive sports and still play golf,” says Patrick. “I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and take advantage of any time I get to spend outdoors. I’m also involved with animal rights. I have long supported the Humane Society and local shelters and rescued my own dog, Bailey, from a puppy mill,” he adds.
Patrick has a strong belief in what American Income Life products provide for both customers and AIL representatives. “Our products financially protect families’ futures and are a reassurance for them during the most stressful times of their lives,” emphasizes Patrick. I’ve been with this Company almost half my life, starting at age 22, and have achieved more than I ever thought possible. You can too!”
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American Income Life Insurance Company is all about Opportunity Unlimited. Opportunity Unlimited means there are no limits to how much you can earn, how far you can advance in your career, or how many people’s lives you can help protect. As an independent contractor, you are in control of your financial worth and leadership performance. If you’re looking for a flexible career opportunity where you truly help change the lives of others, take a closer look at American Income Life.