It’s said that good help is hard to find. While true that may be, in today’s fast-paced society where time is money, it’s gotten to the point where help of any kind can be difficult to come by - at least of the living, breathing variety.
You name the industry, and automation has touched it. From telephone-based customer support to fast food, businesses are saving costs by relying on technology to help consumers with products and services.
This even includes the insurance sector, as the Internet has a litany of automated quoting tools that provide policyholders with an estimate of how much their coverage would be under various scenarios.
While this does offer convenience, that’s about as far as it goes when it comes to assistance.
However, independent agents offer this and a whole lot more, which is why when you’re in need of coverage, your local Selective agent should be your go-to resource. Here’s a small sampling of the reasons why independent agents are a cut above the rest:
Provide expertise and perspective
Insurance coverage is an intensely personal type of financial protection that warrants an understanding of how it works. Independent agents have a demonstrated mastery of what makes insurance protections reliable, affordable and tailored to your unique set of needs.
Offer insight on options
Insurance doesn’t come in a one size fits all package. What’s sufficient for one family or individual may be inadequate for another. Independent agents understand this and have the skills needed to determine what your circumstances are and how they align with what courses of action are possible.
‘One-stop shopping’ capability
In today’s America, you won’t find many people who only need one type of coverage. From flood insurance to auto insurance, your independent agent can serve as the intermediary to get you the policies that you need. Plus, through the power of bundling you may be able to save hundreds of dollars than if you were to go through several different carriers.
Always available and happy to help
Automated quoting tools may have the advantage of being readily available. But the same goes for independent agents. You’re always only a phone call away from having your insurance concerns addressed in plain language.
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