Insurance shopping is a weighty business, with far more at stake than your usual trip to the mall typically entails. But it’s often also a frustrating hassle for many shoppers. Thankfully, there’s a way to simplify the process–and find an advocate who can help make sure you have the policy you need.
Independent insurance agents are miracle workers of a sort. They work as a sort of personal shopper for insurance policies, helping you compare quotes from multiple companies without contacting them all yourself.
Who does an independent agent work for?
Independent insurance agents work for an independent agency–so they’re not tied to insurers like Geico, Prudential, or Progressive. Instead, they work with these companies to match their clients with the policies that offer the coverage they want, and they help their client find the best policies to fit their budget.
Unlike captive agents (who work for a single insurance company), independent agents have the freedom to offer advice and make recommendations that are not skewed in one company’s favor. They’re able to advocate for you and offer knowledgeable advice. And they’re local to Sun Prairie so that you can expect great customer service from a real person in an office nearby. That beats playing phone tag with someone in a high-rise several states away.
Will I end up paying more if I purchase through an independent agent?
Independent agents can typically save you a pile of money! Although independent agents do get paid based on a commission, they can usually offer lower rates than you’d find elsewhere. Because they can also help you compare rates from a variety of insurance companies in just one stop (or phone call), they save you time while finding you the best deals on the policies and coverage you’re looking for.
What do independent agents offer that no one else can?
Independent insurance agents provide matchless customer service and work with each customer one-on-one to learn about their needs and help them find the right policy from the right insurance company. They’re able to offer advice and suggestions based on your situation and your concerns, and they’re free to give you balanced information about your options–so you have a real choice when it comes to your coverage.
Plus, our independent agents are local to you; they know the area, they’re probably familiar with at least some of your risks and concerns, and you can step in their office to see them if you have questions.
Find Out How Our Agents Can Help You!
To talk to an independent agent, feel free to call our office, stop by, or contact us today. We’d love to answer any questions you have about finding the right policy or about the way independent insurance agents work. It won’t cost you anything to talk to us about your options, to discuss your coverage needs with one of our agents, and to get quotes from several different insurance companies while you’re at it.