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Buying Auto Insurance Joplin MO

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.

Karen L Rutledge Ins Agcy Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(417) 624-2661
616 East 32nd Street
Joplin, MO
 
Allstate Insurance CO
(417) 624-7355
1531 East 32nd Street
Joplin, MO
 
Freund- Edgar B - State Farm Insurance Agent
(417) 781-0845
1209 West 7th Street
Joplin, MO
 
Brown- Sandra K - State Farm Insurance Agent
(417) 627-0505
116 North Range Line Road Ste 101
Joplin, MO
 
Kelly- Robert D - State Farm Insurance Agent
(417) 623-7245
1824 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO
 
Sitton- Jerry
(417) 781-0562
1921 E 20th St
Joplin, MO
 
Hickam- J Kyle - State Farm Insurance Agent
(417) 624-8443
2606 East 32nd Street
Joplin, MO
 
Morgan Sandra Insurance
(417) 627-0526
116 North Range Line Road Suite 101
Joplin, MO
 
Brooke Corporation
(417) 624-2643
1030 Murphy Blvd P.O. Box 412008
Kansas City, MO
 
Montgomery- Jeffrey E
(417) 673-3356
1715 S Madison St
Webb City, MO
 

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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