While shopping around for insurance, there are many decisions that you will have to make. How much coverage is adequate? What is a reasonable price to pay? However, when it comes to choosing to use either an independent agent or a direct writer, it’s a no-brainer. Here’s why:
A direct writer is someone who works directly for one insurance company. When you’re working with a direct writer, they have an obligation to remain loyal to the company that they work for. A direct writer will work to get you the best price that their company offers, but that’s as far as they’re obligated to go.
An independent agent, on the other hand, has no loyalty to one insurance company over another. If you decide to work with an independent agent as opposed to a direct writer, it’s as if you have a personal shopper in the insurance marketplace. Your independent agent shops around in order to get you a combination of the best coverage and price possible. Their overarching loyalty lies with you, the customer.
It’s also important to note that there are no additional fees to work with an independent agent. Independent agents are paid directly by the insurance companies they work with. So you get the benefit of an insurance professional that can help advocate for you at no cost.
What this means:
An independent agent has the ability to get quotes from many different insurance companies which gives you much more freedom to pick a policy that’s right for you. You get more coverage options, more pricing options, and a licensed agent to help guide you through the process.
Reach out to American Insurance today to get a consultation with an independent agent!