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Same Price, Why Switch?

Let’s be honest, we all love to have premium products at a bargain, but that isn’t always obtainable. 

In insurance, rates are regulated by the state. Of course, some carriers can choose to charge higher than the “standard” rates if they perceive a higher risk.

Usually, insurance premiums for apples-to-apples coverage are typically similar. In some instances, you can save money and add value by prepaying for a 6-month or 12-month premium upfront. 

So, with all that said, why would a consumer switch to company “A” if their current company “B” is offering similar products for a similar price? Ask yourself this: why did I reach out to company A in the first place?

As an independent agency, it is our responsibility to manage your account and look out for your best interests. Your provider should be making some sort of contact close to your policy renewal to go over life changes and insurance product needs. In some instances, nothing will change, however, your agent should be communicating with you to let you know if you’re in a good position or if an account review/modification is necessary. Typically, annual reviews are sufficient, but in some instances, it could be every 6 months or even every quarter. 

Additionally, consider the level of customer service provided by each company. Are you getting the attention and support you need from your current provider? Switching to a new company might offer better customer service or additional perks that make it worth the change. 

Furthermore, examine the coverage and benefits offered by the carrier/company. While the premiums may be similar, company “A” might provide better coverage or additional benefits that suit your needs more effectively. 

Lastly, evaluate the financial stability and reputation of each carrier/company. Ensuring that your insurer is financially stable and has a good reputation for handling claims efficiently can provide peace of mind and justify a switch if necessary. 

In conclusion, while premiums are an important factor in choosing an insurance provider, there are other considerations to take into account to ensure you’re getting the best value and service for your money.

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