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Finding A Life Insurance Agent That You Can Trust

Apr 18, 2008
You may think that all of life insurance agents must get trained at the same school as snake oil salesmen, used car salesmen and other less than trustworthy people. Finding a life insurance agent that you can trust may be a trying process, but it is possible if you follow these tips.

1. Ask your friends for recommendations. If you are looking for life insurance, more specifically a cheap life insurance plan that will fit into your budget, you should definitely ask your friends for recommendations. If you ask your settled friends for this recommendation, they will either be able to give you a name, or a warning to stay away from someone. A lot of people will be able to recommend a company or a particular agent. When they do name the person or company, ask them why they like the life insurance so much. A lot of people will say that the price is better than anywhere else they found, while others will say that they bought the insurance because of the brand name of the life insurance company or because of the service.

2. Go and visit each of the recommended life insurance agents and get some life insurance quotes. After visiting, ask them how much life insurance that they would recommend for you. A lot of the more trustworthy agents are going to tell you realistic numbers, and those that are just in it for the commission are going to give you high numbers of insurance that you should carry and those high numbers are going to translate into high premiums every month.

3. While you are shopping for life insurance quotes, one thing that you should do is let the agent know what exactly you are looking for. If you are just looking for a cheap life insurance plan, then make sure they know that so that they can give you proper quotes. If you want to be quoted on a certain level of insurance, let them know that. By getting uniform quotes from different companies, you will be able to compare them easily.

4. Before you sign the papers and purchase a life insurance policy, make sure that you are clear on what your policy entails. After reading the policy at home, go to the agent and have him or her go over it with you again. This may seem like a pain, but there is definitely going to be a few questions that come up, finding out the answers is definitely going to work to your advantage if you do it before buying the policy.

5. Finally, make sure to file the policy in a safe place, keep the name and telephone number of your life insurance agent handy, and keep him or her updated on any changes that happen in your life. You probably named a beneficiary of the plan, so if you get divorced, have more children or anything else happens, you are definitely going to need to change the policy.

Not all life insurance agents are there to screw you over, and finding one that is going to work with you is totally possible. If, after all of these tips, you still think that visiting their offices and talking to them is going to be too much for you, you can always get your life insurance quotes online.
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