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Buying Auto Insurance Billings MT

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
2860 Old Hardin RD
Billings, MT
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
1603 Alderson Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

New York Life Insurance Company - Agents- Gardner Joshoa
(406) 255-6317
401 North 31st Street Suite 800
Billings, MT
 
McElvain- Michael R
(406) 248-1213
1233 N 27th St
Billings, MT
 
New York Life Insurance Company - Agents- Miller Anthony
(406) 255-6322
401 North 31st Street Suite 800
Billings, MT
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
3202 Henesta Dr
Billings, MT
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
520 Wicks Ln
Billings, MT
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Swanson Roybal & Leavitt Insurance Agency
(406) 252-4104
101 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT
 
New York Life Insurance Company
(406) 255-6310
401 North 31st Street Suite 800
Billings, MT
 
Jeff Keil Ins Agency Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(406) 245-6381
935 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT
 

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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