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Buying Auto Insurance Mason City IA

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 - Brian Randall
(641) 316-3164
471 S Illinois Ave.
Mason City, IA
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Marquis- Kristy L - State Farm Insurance Agent
(641) 423-7930
634 South Monroe Avenue
Mason City, IA
 
Thomas- Clinton M
(641) 423-7924
2790 4th St SW
Mason City, IA
 
Farmers Insurance Group Rob Adams Agency
(641) 424-1230
202 1st Street Southeast Suite 204
Mason City, IA
 
Miller- Garry L - State Farm Insurance Agent
(641) 357-8292
220 US Highway 18 West
Clear Lake, IA
 
Corcoran & Associates Inc
(641) 494-1814
15 1st Street Northeast
Mason City, IA
 
Vacek- Kenneth A
(641) 421-7424
595 S Illinois Ave
Mason City, IA
 
Haines Insurance Inc
(641) 423-9000
408 South Monroe Avenue
Mason City, IA
 
Kelly- Richard D
(641) 423-5620
525 S Washington Ave
Mason City, IA
 
American Family Insurance - Joel Secory Insurance
(641) 357-8168
Po Box 152
Clear Lake, IA
 

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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