Insurance Agent – There for You

7th January 2010

When a business is looking for coverage it is important that they find the right insurance agent for them. They are the first person that will be in contact with any business looking for coverage and they are experts in their field. This means they can set up the right policy for any company in any situation and with any budget.

Depending on the business the right representative is very important because most of them specialise in different variations of coverage. The representatives should be reliable, well versed in coverage needs, and licensed. Some of the things to expect from an insurance agent are:

● They offer coverage policies
● They may sell mutual funds
● They may sell annuities
● They may sell securities
● They may offer comprehensive financial planning services (Retirement, estate planning, and elderly)

It also seems like the representative is usually a college graduate that has sales ability, exceptional customer service skills, and a vast array of knowledge of the insurance and financial services. These representatives will help individuals, families, and businesses select the right coverage policies that will provide the insured with protection for their lives, health, and their personal property.

It is common to hear these representatives being referred to as “producers” in the industry. For a business it is important to get their insurance agent to cover workers’ compensation, product liability claims, or medical malpractice claims. The coverage should provide the company with sound protection over lawsuits of any kind.

Your representative should cover all aspects of your policy with you in a way that you can understand and they should always be available in case any questions arise about the policy. A business should have a great working relationship with this person for these reasons. The staff may be there to support your specific representative however it should always be a one on one relationship unless the business requires other interaction.

An insurance agent is responsible for setting up the policy meaning that they have control over which underwriters to use and they assess what they believe to be risks within your company. The representative will be responsible for preparing detailed reports and maintaining thorough records. If your business should experience a loss, the representative will help with coming up with a settlement for the claim against the company.

Now that a business can do their research quickly and efficiently using the internet for their coverage needs it has become an increasingly cutthroat industry. One of the newest methods to assuring that a client will stay with an agency is by assigning them a representative that is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. That type of reliability goes a long way in today’s age now that companies do business 24 hours a day from anywhere. An insurance agent will fight for new clients and a pricing war over premiums is common. So when your business is looking for coverage they need to remember to do their research and pick the appropriate coverage plan for your company’s needs.