A licensed insurance agent can be a valuable resource. You would visit a travel agent to discuss destinations, rates, and obtain the latest updates only a travel agent could provide; a licensed insurance agent works in a similar way.
Let’s assume you need a specific type of insurance. An insurance agent can search for those policies that meet your needs. He can answer many questions you may have, can apprise you of discounts offered through his company, can help you with filing claims in an expeditious manner, and can review your existing policies to ensure you are fully covered.
On the other hand, before speaking to an insurance agent, it is recommended that you engage in some research on your own. While it may take a little more time, you can certainly find the most affordable insurance rates on your own either by checking companies online or by calling them directly.
However, if you do not have the time or the inclination to do so, finding a really good licensed insurance agent can make all the difference. The only caveat is that some agents may try to talk you into purchasing insurance you neither need nor can afford.
Just like travel agents, most insurance agents work on commission. And just like travel agents, if the trip and/or the arrangements made are unsatisfactory, an agent will lose a valuable customer.
Ultimately, using the services of a licensed insurance agent can benefit you in a variety of ways, including:
* Finding the best deal
* Offering information not readily available to you
* Help you to make the right choices
* Explain the different types of insurance and if they are beneficial to you
Therefore, it’s a good idea to find an agent whom you feel comfortable with, who listens to your concerns, and doesn’t seem overly zealous when it comes to your insurance needs.