Insurance

How to Find a Good Insurance Agent

In general, there are two types of insurance agents - independent agents who write for more than one company and contract agents who represent a single company.

Instructions
 
Step 1
Contact at least five different agents. Consider using an insurance broker who can help you comparison shop.
 
Step 2
Consider the agent's office and professional staff. Ask for customer references and contact some of them to find out how they like the agent and their services.
 
Step 3
Ask for printouts of...
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How to Become an Insurance Agent

A successful insurance agent must be an excellent salesperson with an outgoing personality. The agent must also possess superior mathematical skills and constantly keep up-to-date on any changes within the insurance industry.

Instructions
 
Step 1
Familiarize yourself with the insurance field. Life, health, property and liability insurance are the areas in which most agents currently work.

Step 2
Receive a bachelor's degree in business or economics. Insurance companies prefer to hire...
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Benefits of Insuring

* It relieves those insuring from the worry and anxiety they may have about how they would meet the cost of risk. In the case of businesses, this is a positive stimulus to their activities and allows them to get on with their own business in the knowledge that they are financially protected against many forms of risk.    * Business people will be more inclined to risk their money by building factories, making goods, sailing ships, flying planes, with the knowledge that they will not lose...
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Insurance

Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. Insurance is defined as the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another, in exchange for a premium, and can be thought of as a guaranteed small loss to prevent a large, possibly devastating loss. An insurer is a company selling the insurance; an insured is the person or entity buying the insurance. The insurance rate is a factor used to determine...
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