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Why You Should Choose Independent Brokers Over Captive Brokers

Navigating the world of insurance can be an overwhelming experience. The right policy can make or break your finances in the event of a catastrophe. Finding an appropriate cover at an affordable rate often involves researching and sorting through the portfolios of several insurance providers. An alternative is to go to an independent or captive insurance broker to find a cover at the best price. 

To help you decide between the two, here are six reasons to choose an independent broker over a captive broker:

Wide choice of insurers

An independent broker’s most significant benefit is they offer personalized service. They don’t work for one insurance company. Instead, their job is to find you the best insurance provider that fits your requirements at lower rates, less restrictive policies, and better coverage. They represent an entire array of insurance providers, which gives you many options to choose from. Captive brokers are representatives of only one company and work for their benefit rather than yours. 

Vast knowledge

Another reason to choose an independent broker is their deep knowledge of the insurance industry. They are experts because they work with a multitude of companies to give you several options. Their knowledge is unmatched when it comes to comparing options and finding you the best coverage.

Unbiased advice

Captive brokers can only advise you about policies offered by the insurer they represent. They have a narrow understanding of the range of insurance available in the industry. On the other hand, an independent broker doesn’t advocate for a single company and works closely with you to find an insurance provider best suited for your needs. 

Saves time and money

Hiring an independent insurance agent will save you both money and time. They take on the hassle of researching companies and comparing rates. They also know how to get discounts on premium costs and other savings you may be eligible for.  

One-stop shopping 

Independent agencies are one-stop destinations for various kinds of insurance requirements. They can help get coverage for your home, automobile, and business. Whether you’re looking for health, life, dental, or disability insurance, they can help you find a policy that caters to your particular needs. 

It will help keep your insurance portfolio organized and ensure a smooth experience with claims and customer service. However, captive agents are limited in the extent to which they can serve your needs. You may have to choose a different provider for each type of insurance. 

Unparalleled customer service

Would you rather talk to a real person or an automated service when you have questions about your insurance? An independent insurance agent guarantees that you’ll have quick, high-quality customer service. Your agent can help you file a claim, explain your options, and walk you through the steps. 

About Broker Brothers and Co. 

If you are looking for an independent insurance agency to help you with all your insurance requirements, Broker Brothers & Co. is your one-stop solution. We specialize in helping families, individuals, and businesses to find the best insurance at the lowest cost. You can call us at (859) 620 9733 or email at [email protected] to know more.

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  1. I loved that you said that an independent insurance broker could offer personalized services, and their job is to find you the best insurance provider. My husband and I will surely consider this since we are interested in purchasing a medicare supplement plan for ourselves. It is important for us to find a policy that would fit all our requirements, so we will consider hiring an agent.

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