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Buying Auto Insurance Parkersburg WV

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
2100 Camden Ave Ste 3
Parkersburg, WV
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
3205 Grand Central Ave
Vienna, WV
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Nationwide Insurance Companies - District Claims OFC
(304) 420-1400
4545 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 
Allstate Insurance Companies
(304) 428-1091
1223 Garfield Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 
Parkins- Jerry - State Farm Insurance Agent
(304) 485-4307
1630 Blizzard Drive
Parkersburg, WV
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
318 Main St
Belpre, OH
Description
Safe Drivers Save 45% or more on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

The Rivers Idependent
(304) 422-8476
200 Star Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Haynes- Gene A
(304) 485-7561
3909 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV
 
Thomas- Jeffrey P
(304) 485-8855
1300 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
 
Nationwide Insurance Company
(304) 428-8438
2404 Camden Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 

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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