Published: February 2016
In an era when nearly everything can be purchased online, choosing the right insurance policy takes more than just the click of a button. Doing research online is a great place to start, but there's value in the face-to-face conversations that come with meeting with an insurance agent. An insurance agent who lives and works in your community can help you choose the insurance coverage that suits your needs.
Your relationship with your agent doesn't end when you purchase a policy. Agents are there to provide quick answers when you need to update your policy or when you have an unexpected change in your life. So, when is it a good idea to contact your agent? No matter what type of policy you have, here are some situations where your agent may be a great resource.
From life changes to shopping, saving or traveling, your car insurance policy may come into play more often than you might think. An insurance agent can answer many questions that arise, including the following:
Renting a Vehicle
Adding a New Driver
After an Accident
Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility, from maintenance to insuring your property. An agent can help answer some questions you may have regarding the following:
Becoming a Landlord
Whether you just graduated college or are downsizing after retirement, here are some of the frequently asked questions your agent can help answer about renters insurance:
If you're considering buying life insurance — or if you have questions about an existing policy — an agent consultation may be beneficial. From the difference between term and permanent policies to buying a policy separate from your employer's, here are some of life insurance basics that an agent can help with:
When it comes to consulting your insurance agent, don't be afraid to ask questions — that's what they're there for! The more you know, the more you may get out of your insurance policies.