What is a insurance agent and do you need one?

What is a insurance agent and do you need one?

There’s a lot to consider when you’re buying insurance, and an insurance agent is usually the person who helps you find the coverage you need. However, insurance agents have limitations and may only be able to sell you products from the insurer they represent. So it’s important to compare prices and policies from more than one company and to understand all of the options you have for purchasing anything from car insurance to homeowners insurance.

Below, CNBC Select shares what you need to know about insurance agents and the role they have when it comes to purchasing insurance.

Insurance agent guide

What is an insurance agent?

Insurance agent vs. insurance broker

Do you need an insurance agent?

Geico Auto Insurance

Progressive Auto Insurance

Is it cheaper to buy insurance online or through an agent?


What’s the role of an insurance agent?

How do I know if I’m getting the best price on my insurance policy?

What’s the difference between an insurer and an insurance agent?

Bottom line

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