Seasonality affects every industry slightly different. Just like landscaping companies see more volume in warm months vs cold and tax consultants see more volume from December through April, the Insurance industry has a decline in interest from end of November through June.
As seen above, search queries in Google that refer to Health Insurance gradually decline through the end of May. However, in the year over year comparison we can see that searches begin to rise from June and continue to increase through the end of fall. The only inconsistency looks to be around the Labor Day weekend, but volume of searches increase steadily throughout the entire time period regardless.
As seen above in Medicare Insurance queries though Google, we see the same type of pattern as we saw with Health Insurance. Once May is over, search queries begin to rise as consumers start to think about their insurance needs for the following year.
This data shows that there is a significant difference in the volume of consumer leads available to agents from end of February through June, when the insurance industry as a whole sees a lull in activity. However, as an agent, you can profit off of this trend.
Think about it. Most agents take their vacations in the summer when the weather is nice. This leaves less competition for an increasing volume of consumers that you can capitalize on. Take your vacation in January-April, summer is the time to sell!