Senior Market Sales Makes Inc. 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Monday, October 6, 2008 General News J E 4
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 6 Inc. magazine has honored SeniorMarket Sales, Inc. as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companieswith its 2008 Inc. 5,000 list. The Omaha-based insurance marketer rankedNo. 3,152 overall and was among the top 25 fastest-growing companies in theInsurance industry.

"As a 25-year-old marketing company, it's good to see the innovation andhard work of our employees received so favorably by our agent marketplace,"said Jim Summers, President of Senior Market Sales.

As one of the insurance industry's leading field marketing organizations(FMO), Senior Market Sales markets insurance products to independent agentsnationwide. The company's 75 employees specialize in products for the seniormarket, including life insurance, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage,long-term care insurance and annuities.

This is Senior Market Sales' first appearance on the Inc. 5,000, whichoffers vital statistics on America's small businesses and entrepreneurs. SMSachieved 109.8 percent growth from 2004 to 2007, the period of time that wasmeasured for this year's list. The company differentiates itself from otherFMOs by offering outstanding service and web-based tools aimed at helpingagents grow their business. More than 20,000 independent agents turn to SMSfor access to products from top insurance carriers, online quoting tools,sales leads, proprietary lead management software, and the expertise of itsprofessional insurance marketers.

Another factor in the company's success recently has been America'sgrowing senior demographic. The U.S. census in 2004 reported 36.3 millionpeople over age 65. With approximately 10,000 people turning 65 every day forthe next 20 years, that number is expected to double to 72 million by 2030.

"The aging of the Baby Boomers represents both a challenge and anopportunity for those in our industry," Summers said. "But with our newmarketing strategy and continued investment in technology, Senior Market Salesshould continue to grow and improve its footprint in the senior market."

About Senior Market Sales, Inc.

Senior Market Sales has marketed insurance products geared towardAmerica's seniors for more than 25 years. Specializing in life insurance,Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, Plan D, annuities, long-term care,travel insurance and international medical insurance, Senior Market Sales iscommitted to supporting independent agents with industry-leading products andservices, such as online quoting tools and lead programs. With 20,000contracted agents, SMS has established itself as a premier distributionchannel for some of the industry's largest insurance carriers. SMS hasoperated out of the same location in Omaha, Neb., since 1982. For moreinformation, visit

SOURCE Senior Market Sales, Inc.


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