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Buying Auto Insurance Bend OR

Some insurance companies use only one of these methods of selling to customers, others may use a combination of methods. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
233 Sw Wilson Ave #204
Bend, OR
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1604 S Highway 97
Redmond, OR
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Marken- John R - State Farm Insurance Agent
(541) 389-4227
824 Southeast 3rd Street
Bend, OR
 
Chrisman- James E
(541) 388-9204
1288 Sw Simpson Ave Unit B-1
Bend, OR
 
Allstate Insurance
(541) 318-8835
243 Sw Scale House Loop # 4
Bend, OR
 
Allstate - Paul Tornay
(458) 206-1094
560 NE Greenwood Ave., Suite A
Bend, OR
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or More. Call Your Local Allstate Agent Today. Quick and Easy!

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oregon
(541) 389-7063
600 Southwest Columbia Street
Bend, OR
 
Hornback- Fredrick J - State Farm Insurance Agent
(541) 382-6828
1180 Southeast Division Street Ste 2
Bend, OR
 
Farmers Insurance Group
(541) 389-0593
389 Southwest Scalehouse Court
Bend, OR
 
Jim Bowlin Insurance Agency In
(541) 382-8189
2214 NE Division St
Bend, OR
 

Buying Auto Insurance

You can buy car insurance in different ways, from a variety of sources, depending on the insurance company. Does it make a difference how or where you buy? It might. Let's take a look.

There are essentially four ways to purchase auto insurance. They are:

  • From an agent (employed representative) of an insurance company
  • From an independent agent
  • From an online broker
  • Directly from an insurance company

Some insurance companies use only one of these methods of selling to customers, others may use a combination of methods. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

From an insurance company agent
Some national or regional auto insurance companies employ agents who are commissioned sales and support people, and who work directly for the insurance company from small offices located around the country. Allstate, State Farm, and Farmers are examples of companies who work this way. Some people feel that there are benefits to being able to talk to a familiar voice regarding policy questions, billing concerns, renewals, and claim advice. Good agents will even call customers about new discounts or program options that offer cost savings. Just be aware that agents don't administer claims.

From an independent agent
This type of agent is an independent business person or company, often called a broker or agency, that represents a number of different insurance companies. This is most common way that auto insurance, and o...

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