Agent vs. Direct

I’m sure you have seen the commercials for insurance carriers such as Geico and Progressive. These carriers are reached by phone or internet. You rarely, if ever, speak to the same agent twice. Insurance is a complicated business. When you purchase from the internet, you choose the options yourself, not always getting what you think you are getting.

What’s different when purchasing your insurance through an independent agent? Here are some important distinctions:

  • An independent agent has access to several carriers and can compare rates and coverage options to get the best fit for your insurance needs.
  • Your agent understands the complicated insurance coverage options and can direct you to the best option for you.
  • Most times you will be speaking to the same representative when you call the agency with a question, concern or claim.
  • The independent agent is your advocate between you and the carrier.

Secret: I’ve heard—from unnamed sources—that the North Creek branch of Merriam Insurance has a few of the best agents in the North Country. Contact us today to learn more.

Gretchen Kirby
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