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What Makes a Great Insurance Agent?


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What Makes a Great Insurance Agent?

When you are shopping for any type of insurance, you are going to want the help and advice of someone who understands the insurance business and who is truly interested in helping you protect yourself rather than making the most money. Unfortunately some insurance agents are in the business for their own benefit and will not tell you when you are paying too much or are buying insurance that you simply don't need. I am a former insurance agent, and I have seen the best and worst. This blog is about noticing red flags when it comes to sneaky insurance sales people and about finding the signs of a truly good agent.

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Need Health Insurance? What To Consider When Looking At Quotes

If you're shopping for new health insurance, start with a good look at the quotes. A lot of people stop as soon as they find the lowest quote for the annual premiums. But, premiums don't paint the entire picture. In fact, choosing health insurance based solely on the quoted premium can end up costing you more in the long-run. To make sure you're getting the best coverage for the money, you need to look beyond the basic costs for the policy. Read More 

Is Renter’s Insurance Mandatory?

When you purchase a house and have a mortgage on it, you probably know that having homeowner's insurance is mandatory by your lender. If you decide to rent a house or apartment, is renter's insurance mandatory, too? This question is one that many tenants have when renting units, and here is some information to help you determine if this insurance product is required when renting. What Does the Lease Say? Read More 

Tips to Save on Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is an affordable form of personal insurance for people who lease apartments and other residences, but there are ways to make it even less expensive. Use these tips, and you could save on a renters insurance policy. Purchase Renters and Auto Insurance Together If you own a vehicle, the easiest way to save on both your renters policy and your auto policy is to purchase them together. When you get the two policies from a single insurance company, you'll qualify for a percentage-based multi-policy discount on each policy. Read More 

4 Car Insurance Extras That Are Worth Having

Everyone knows that it's essential to invest in car insurance. But, not all insurance policies are created equal, and coverage can vary greatly. You want to make sure that you meet your minimum state insurance requirements so that you're legally able to drive. It's also a good idea to consider purchasing extra coverage so that you can stay safe and get the help that you need when you need it most. Read More 

Four Things Auto Insurance Companies Look At When You Ask For A Quote

Auto insurance quotes seem to be all over the map when you look online or call companies to get a quote. What affects the wide variation in quotes that much? If you have never shopped around, you might not even know that there are insurance companies that charge more or less than what you are paying right now. Here are four things that will always affect your quote, no matter which company is giving you that quote. Read More