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Buying Auto Insurance Helena 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.

Grimsrud- Gayle L - State Farm Insurance Agent
(406) 449-8793
1303 11th Avenue
Helena, MT
 
Bolstad- Jeffrey A
(406) 449-2545
2905 N Montana Ave
Helena, MT
 
Farmers Insurance Group - Claims Representative
(406) 442-5250
321 8th Avenue
Helena, MT
 
State Farm Insurance Companies - Claims Office
(406) 443-0694
2601 East Broadway Street
Helena, MT
 
State Farm Insurance Companies - Agents- Maclaurin James Buck
(406) 443-0927
601 Euclid Avenue
Helena, MT
 
MacLaurin Insurance Agency Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(406) 443-0867
601 Euclid Avenue Ste D
Helena, MT
 
Harper- Michael S
(406) 442-8530
25 Neill Ave Ste 211
Helena, MT
 
Donaldson- Jim F - State Farm Insurance Agent
(406) 442-4788
1225 Birch Street Ste A
Helena, MT
 
Farmers Union Insurance
(406) 443-4630
1900 North Last Chance Gulch Street Suite 4
Helena, MT
 
Farmer's Union Insurance
(406) 443-4630
1900 North Last Chance Gulch Street Suite 4
Helena, 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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