With the current economic downturn, we all have been bombarded by on-line and television ads, claiming lower insurance rates, promising to keep more money in your pocket. Buyer beware! Many of these, so called "lower rates" , are actually Insurance Companies, offering lower coverage levels or omitting quality "optional" coverages , without clearly clarifying this to the consumer. The ad claims of lower premium fail to mention less coverage and less personal service. I urge anyone considering the on-line or direct call insurance option to always consult with their current insurance agent or broker, before making a change. A savings of $80.00 dollars now, may seem enticing, but what if you knew this could cost you 100,000 in coverage in the event of a claim? I would surmise , your opinion on the savings would change.
The fine balance between coverage and premium is something you can ONLY achieve through a qualified agent or broker. This service does not cost anything additional and you as a consumer deserve to sleep well at night knowing you are properly covered.