When you need insurance coverage, you have many decisions to make. One of the first ones may be whether to go with a captive insurance agent, or an independent insurance agent.
What’s the difference? The main one is this: a captive agent works for one insurance company and sells only the insurance products that company offers, while an independent agent represents many different companies.
Both types of agents are licensed professionals and can help with your insurance needs. However, working with an independent agent from an agency like Lakewood Financial offers many benefits. Here are five of the most important ones:
Independent agents have more options than captive agents when deciding which insurance company will best protect your assets. For example, Lakewood Financial represents more than 80 high-quality insurance companies. After taking your information, our agents will do the comparison shopping for you. Not only will we check premiums, we’ll also take into account coverage options and service. After all, if you have a loss, you want to know that your insurance company will be able to pay your claim in a timely fashion.
What if your circumstances change during the policy term—maybe you buy a more expensive home or add a teenage driver to your policy? It’s possible that change may make you ineligible for your current insurance policy, or make your premium skyrocket. An independent agent can offer you a quote with a different company he or she represents, if necessary. This is much more convenient than having to start the entire insurance shopping process all over again.
We know insurance coverage in Florida can be costly. As independent agents, we’re not limited to the insurance offerings of just one company. Instead, we’ll compare the rates of multiple companies to find the most cost effective option for you.
Lakewood Financial agents will be happy to explain your insurance coverage in understandable terms and answer any questions you may have. And don’t forget, the agents at Lakewood Financial live in the same community you do. We understand the risks and challenges of living in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, as well as Florida’s insurance requirements. And while much of our work with clients takes place over the phone or via email, we are always available to consult in person if you need us.
Lakewood Financial, like most independent agencies, offers multiple types of insurance—everything from home and auto, to renters, umbrella, or business policies. Even life and health. We can help you purchase every type of insurance you need.
As an independent agency, Lakewood Financial will work hard to get and keep your business—for life! Think of it this way—we don’t work for any one insurance company, we work for you. Please give us the chance to earn your trust and your business.
Give us a call at 941-747-4600, or contact us online, if you’d like to know more about what Lakewood Financial can do for you.
Lakewood Financial is an independent insurance agency in business since 2003 serving Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch & Sarasota. We have over 25 years’ experience in the insurance business with extensive knowledge in Personal Insurance, Business Insurance, Medicare Insurance & Life Insurance.