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Agents and Brokers

This page is about choosing and working with insurance professionals and understanding the difference between agents and brokers.

Insurance Agents Versus Brokers, and How They Make Money
This article explains how insurance agents differ from insurance brokers, and how both earn income through commissions on the premiums you pay to your insurers.

Choose a Business Insurance Professional
Business insurance is critical to your business. Choosing a business insurance professional who understands your needs and your business is an important first step in purchasing business insurance.

How do I Find an Insurance Professional who Knows my Business?
Businesses often find it difficult to find an agent or broker familiar with their particular business.

Agents and Brokers: The Difference
The difference between business insurance agents and brokers.

Choose an Insurance Professional
Choosing a business insurance agent or business insurance broker

Business Insurance Brokers
Insurance brokers can offer businesses services including risk management, financing, investment and consulting services. This list assembles the contact information for the largest business insurance brokers in the U.S. as designated by Business Insurance Magazine in their review of brokers for 2007. While smaller businesses may find using an insurance agent to be a less expensive alternative, …

Agent and Broker Accreditation
Insurance agents and brokers can seek accreditation based on their experience and training.

Insurance Professionals Must be Registered
Each state requires the professional to be licensed. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners maintains links to every state insurance department in the U.S. where you can look up the professional by name. Before selecting a professional, check their license and discipline history.

Business Insurance Agents Versus Online Business Insurance Purchases
Business insurance can be purchased online. So, why hire an insurance professional? We look at the benefits of purchasing insurance and getting online quotes versus hiring an insurance agent or broker.

A List of Other Insurance Professional Designations
Insurance agents and brokers can be designated and accredited with a wide variety of specialty designations. Such designations can help you chose an insurance professional

What are the Obligations of Your Insurance Agent or Broker?

10 Questions Your Agent Should Ask Prior to Renewal
An article for small business owners listing ten questions their agent should ask them before their insurance policies are renewed each year.

What is Lloyds of London?

10 Signs Your Agent May be Dishonest

Why Use an Independent Agent?
Why use an independent insurance agent when you can buy insurance online? Here are five benefits an agent will provide.

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