Insurance Agents – Here for Your Business

7th January 2010

In today’s society it has become clear that insurance agents will fight for your business. A business looking for coverage today has so many options unlike years past when they had to go to someone local and there were only a few options. Because of this development it has become increasingly easy to get quotes and receive a policy that takes care of your business needs from a representative.

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

These representatives are usually from a large company and despite the fact they act on their own it still seems like their loyalties lie with the parent company they are employed by. A business would be wise to contact many different insurance agents and inquire about coverage. These representatives, even if they are with the same company, will offer different policies with different premiums.

If your business wishes to find the most appropriate policy they should look for these qualities:

● Affordable
● Efficient
● Reliable
● Honest
● Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
● Quick claims adjustments

If your business sticks to those main principles then they will have their pick of the cream of the crop of the insurance agents out there. Selecting which policy is the best is just like selecting which provider is best. Your business will have to do their due diligence in order to see which option fits their company best. The representative for your provider should do more than just insure your business they should also offer financial advice that can help your company as well. 

It is important to remember that even though these representatives set up your policy it is in the underwriters control as to whether or not to give you coverage. A representative will simply try and secure coverage for you; they are not assessing the risks involved. Simply doing your research can allow your business to narrow down the best choices.

The best choice in insurance agents is not always the cheapest or the most expensive. Coverage can often include too little or too much coverage. Paying premiums for something you are never going to use is not advisable and not covering something that will certainly happen can ruin your business in the blink of an eye.

Once your business has determined what provider looks like the best it is important to meet with your insurance agents. The best ones should be able to answer any questions you may have and even have answers to questions you did not think of. The representative should be able to talk about all of the advantages and disadvantages to any policy option that they believe might work for your business. If a representative does not have answers or avoids questions then you may want to try a different provider.