Posted on Sep 15, 2021 2:30 PM
Pascal Chapelon and Christophe Caille will not have a long way to go when they want to meet. The two neighbors of Saône-et-Loire have just been elected at the helm of the Agea, the national federation of unions of general insurance agents. Succeeding Patrick Evrard, who passes the torch after six years in office, Pascal Chapelon took over the presidency of the federation during the last general assembly in early July.
This AXA general agent in Chalon-sur-Saône is not quite a novice since he had already chaired Réussir, the union of AXA general agents, from which he left in October 2019. The former mayor of the commune of Givry (Saône-et-Loire) was the only candidate to succeed Patrick Evrard.
Several priority projects
Pascal Chapelon will be able to count on his local counterpart Christophe Caille, Allianz general agent based in Mâcon, who will be part of the new management committee alongside Benjamin Proux, Swiss Life general agent, Carine Humbert (at MMA) and Jean-Charles Pied (at the Mutual of Poitiers).
The new president has already identified several projects. “Our priority is to be autonomous in the economic analysis of the agency model,” he explained to the Argus de l’assurance website, announcing the creation of an economic and financial center dedicated to collection. and the use of data.
The hot topic of pensions
He also wishes to focus on the quality of life at work and the attractiveness of the job of general agent, in particular among young people, agents “because we are facing a shortage of employees”. Another track: “We are going to give a more European connotation to the federation”, he promises.
But the hottest issue concerns that of pensions. The approximately 12,000 general agents, independent salespeople from insurance groups, denounce the latter’s desire to withdraw from the financing of their pension plan and fear a surge in contributions. The standoff lasts several months on this sensitive subject, with no way out for the moment. “We are in contact with all the ministries concerned. If we have to go see President Emmanuel Macron, we will go, ”says Pascal Chapelon.