Working with an Independent Insurance Agent
There are three ways to buy insurance, including buying direct from an insurance company, buying from a captive agent, or working with an independent insurance agency such as Thiel Insurance Group. There are pros and cons to each of them, but in the end, working with an independent insurance agent is often the best choice. We think that after reading this post, you’ll wonder why anyone would ever considered doing it any other way.
Independent Agents Work for You
First and foremost, it might not be obvious to you just yet, but we believe the number one reason why an independent agent is your best choice is due to the fact that we’re “independent”. Our job is to work for you, not the insurance company. Conversely, a captive agent has a single relationship with the company they represent, and it can be a struggle not to defend their one and only brand if there is a disagreement. If you were to buy directly from a company without an agent whatsoever, then you are totally on your own, with nobody to turn to. An independent agent will be there to help you learn discover your exposures and possible liabilities, find the best coverage, and should you ever need to, help you through the process of filing a claim.
Independent Agents Have the Coverage You Need
Independent insurance agencies will most likely have access to whatever type of policy you may need. Because we have developed relationships with a variety of insurance companies, we can offer coverage for out of the ordinary insurance risks, eliminating the need for you to shop elsewhere should you not fit into a typical risk category.
More Options, Better Value
When you buy direct or through a captive agent, they can only offer what is available through their respective companies. An independent agent has relationships with several insurance companies, which means we can request quotes from many different companies. By having us do the shopping for you, you can be assured that you are getting a great value for your insurance dollar.
Dedicated Customer Service
Over time, working with an independent insurance agency such as Thiel Insurance Group will allow us to truly get to know you and your situation. The better we understand your situation, the better we will be at advising you with regards to your insurance needs and options. When changes take place in your life such as getting married, having a child, or buying a new home, we’ll be there to help you each step of the way. If you ever have to file a claim, we’ll be there from start to finish.
Independent Agents are Local Small Business
Finally, while there are other insurance agencies in Appleton and Kimberly, we’re proud to say that we’ve been serving families and businesses in the Fox Valley for more than 50-years. We shop at the same stores and have attended the same schools as our many of our clients. We’re proud to be Fox Valley natives and look forward to working with the families and businesses of the Fox Valley for years to come.
There you have it, a list of reasons why buying insurance from an independent agent such as Thiel Insurance Group is a great choice for many folks such as yourself.
Want to find out for yourself? Give us a call or request an appointment. You’ll soon discover that independent agencies really are the most efficient and cost-effective way to buy insurance.