Finding the right level of insurance cover can be a time-consuming and expensive task. If you’re keen to find a better deal, or you’re unsure of the level of cover required, an insurance broker could be right for you. In the majority of cases, an insurance broker acts on your behalf as your agent. In some situations the insurance broker may act for insurers.
Insurance brokers can offer you a variety of services and below are the reasons why you should get an insurance adviser in the first place:
They have wide expertise
You can approach your broker with all of your insurance queries. Brokers who specialise in high net-worth insurance will understand the type of lifestyle you lead and have experience in arranging insurance to meet the individual needs that you and your family may have.
They provide peace of mind for covering everything
Brokers were largely far more efficient at cross checking policies than consumers, and also very good at educating their customers, explaining what types of cover were available and answering queries. Direct processes were better than in the past but put too much focus on the consumer to do this work himself/herself to be able to compete with the level of service provided by brokers. The really good Direct services centred around only covering the low risk policies, and leaving any consumer with non-standard requirements high and dry.
They offer variety of choices
Brokers have access to a wide selection of some of the best insurers in the country, most of whom do not sell directly to the public. Once a broker has properly assessed your individual insurance needs they do the shopping for you, to find you the right coverage at a competitive price.
They put client’s trust first
Insurance brokers work to a principle of utmost good faith. Your insurance broker puts your interests first, before those of the insurance companies they deal with. Buying from a broker means you can buy with confidence knowing that the recommended coverage is right for your particular needs. A broker’s advice is independent of any insurance company, so their recommendations are always in your best interests.
They give only the simplest choice for client
Insurance brokers set out to create a holistic approach for their clients. This often means creating a single, portfolio policy that incorporates home, travel and motor insurance with one renewal date.
They help in explaining all the essential documents
Insurance documents are complicated and it is easy to overlook the small print. A broker is an insurance specialist; alerting clients to vital details such as exclusions, and policy excesses is what they do.
They have a reliable advocacy
If you have to make a claim, your broker is there to ensure that you receive fair and prompt payment, to get you back to normal. In the event of a dispute, your broker will act as your advocate with the insurance company. Experience has shown that a broker’s knowledge and contacts can often help settle a disputed claim. The disappointment of a refused claim lasts much longer than the satisfaction of having saved a few dollars.