7 Reasons to Choose an Independent Insurance Agency

7 Reasons to Choose an Independent Insurance Agency

April 8, 2020 Insurance 101

7 Reasons to Choose an Independent Insurance Agency

When you’re looking for the right insurance, it’s important to consider all available options to find the coverage and policies that are right for you. But between comparing prices and researching policies, buying insurance can feel complex and overwhelming. As a result, many people choose to work with independent insurance agencies, enjoying input from licensed experts who will help compare your options between a wide selection of insurance carriers.

Greater Options and More Convenience

Independent agencies aren’t tied to one carrier. Instead they work with multiple carriers to give their clients a wide array of options to easily compare coverage and prices. Imagine you’re shopping for a new television. If you go to the Apple Store, you’ll see a selection of televisions, but all are the same brand so the options are limited. Most insurance agencies function like this. At SFM Insurance, we work with 16 well-established carriers to find the best policy for your specific needs. In addition, independent agencies offer customers the opportunity to handle all their insurance needs from auto, home, health and life insurance to business insurance.

Knowledge and Expertise

Finding the right policy on your own can be difficult. Some insurance agencies offer cookie-cutter policies based on what the average customer needs. That’s why it helps to have the guidance and insight of professionals with years of expertise in the insurance industry. In addition to their years of experience, independent insurance agents are able to have an extended conversation about your needs to best protect your assets and give you a customized policy.

Personalized Service

With many companies switching to automated customer service, trying to talk to the right person when filing a claim or looking to purchase a new policy is often difficult and time-consuming. At SFM Insurance, we believe in person-to-person interaction. Whether you’re filing a claim or looking to review your current coverage, our agents will guide you through the process every step of the way.

Peace of Mind

By choosing to work with an independent insurance agent you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re saving money while getting the policies and coverage that are right for you. Independent insurance agents work hard to find you the best options available rather than sell you unnecessary add-ons.

Lasting Relationships

At SFM, insurance is more than a quote. It is a relationship based on knowledgeable advice and grounded protection. For the last 130+ years, we have been committed to the communities, businesses and individuals we serve. As you and your family or business grow, your agent will be there to help every step of the way.

Since 1877, SFM Insurance has been trusted advisors and neighbors for businesses and families throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and beyond. So, if you’re looking for an independent insurance agency who keeps your best interests to heart, contact us today or call us at 937-382-2546. For more tips and our latest updates, check us out on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.