The numbers are too compelling to ignore. The average salary for a call center agent in India is one-tenth that of a U.S. agent's-or roughly $300 a month. In a 500-seat operation, that amounts to $16.2 million a year in payroll savings alone.In addition, India's young, educated and highly motivated workforce, views working in a call center as a prestigious job, unlike their American counterparts who typically view it as a temporary step toward a "real" career.

With comparisons like these, it's no wonder many insurers are beginning to consider India as a viable destination for outsourcing their call center operations.

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