Have you ever tried to shop for insurance online, only to walk away more frustrated than when you started? While commercials on TV can make it seem like cutting out the middleman and buying insurance directly from a big national provider is simple, in reality, it can be very time consuming, and you could end up paying more for coverage. That’s why shopping for insurance with an independent agent works best. Not only do you have access to a ton more insurance providers but your agent will do the work for you and come back with the most comprehensive and affordable options. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of shopping with your local agents at Anton Insurance.
Why Should You Buy Insurance from an Independent Agency?
When it comes to finding the right policy at an affordable price, Wisconsin residents typically have three main options:
- You can buy directly from a provider. This is marketed to consumers as a fast and straightforward approach. But when you buy directly from the first major national provider you find online; you could be missing out on huge discounts elsewhere.
- You can choose to work with a captive insurance agent who represents a single provider. While this may be a good option for those who need a bit more guidance as they shop for coverage, captive agents only have information for a single company and can’t necessarily help you compare agencies to get the best prices.
- If you choose to go with an independent agent, you will have access to a wide variety of insurance companies. So instead of choosing from a handful of different providers, you could be shopping with thousands of national companies – making it much easier to find the coverage options you want at a price that doesn’t break the bank.
Additional Advantages of an Independent Agent
1. Unbiased Advice
When you work directly with an insurance company or a captive agent, it’s their job to make sure you believe they are the best provider for you. But with an independent agent, their sole job is to make sure you are happy and have the right level of insurance protection. They are knowledgeable about many different insurance companies, the industry and how to get you the best prices.
2. Search Faster
Because independent agents have a thorough knowledge of the industry, they can make shopping for the perfect policy quick, easy and painless. Once they get to know you and your individual needs, they can quickly help you narrow down your options and choose between top companies in the market. Additionally, they know better than anyone else which providers have a good track record with their policyholders and which ones to avoid.
3. Shop Locally
While buying insurance online is surely convenient, you may find it hard to interact with a real person if you purchase directly from an insurance company. Luckily, when you use an independent agency, you will be working with your neighbors here in Columbus. Not only are we involved in the local community but we know what it’s like to live in this part of the country and the state-specific insurance requirements you must meet. Plus, you can talk to us on the phone, online or in the office.
Contact Anton Insurance Today
Ready to discover the difference that working with an independent insurance agent can make in your life? Don’t get caught without the right level of insurance protection when you need it the most! Instead, call (920) 623-9305 or contact us today to get a free quote.