At www.freeerisa.com you can find a wealth of information through filed 5500 forms. For example, we checked on a San Antonio group of 450 employees and found that during a one year period they paid 28 agents a commission on voluntary products through one insurance company. This is an example of how some insurance companies distribute their product through various marketing levels. For example, there may be a State Manager, Regional Manager, District Manager, Area Manager, Sr. Sales Leader, Agent and Broker all paid in accordance to a commission hierarchy system. The money flows from the top down. In this case, this well known voluntary benefits carrier paid 28 agents a total of $47,883. The higest paid agent received $26,280 and the lowest paid agent received $2.