American Income Life – What Makes a Great Insurer?

Choosing the right insurance Agent is important, but just as important is choosing the right insurance company. When selecting an insurer, keep the following in mind:

  • Ratings:  Choose a company with a high ‘Financial Strength Rating’ from a reputable insurance rating agency like A.M. Best Company and/or Standard & Poor’s.
  • Products:  Consider the products you need and want now, but also consider products you may need or want in the future. As you mature, your priorities change. Find a company that can accommodate those changing needs over time.
  • Affordability:  Choose products that fit your current financial situation and lifestyle. There is nothing worse than being ‘insurance rich’ but unable to afford to pay your mortgage or car payment. Make sure you are comfortable with the company’s rates and payment options too. 
  • Claims Service:  Hopefully you may never need to file a claim, but if you do, you want prompt, efficient payment. Find out all you can about a company’s claims’ payment history before you sign on the dotted line.
  • Customer Service: Customer service separates the good companies from the great ones. Can you pay your premium online and check policy and claim status? Will the Agent be available 24/7? If he or she can’t be reached, is there another person or department you can contact? Will the Agent contact you regularly to provide information on new products and to see if your needs have changed? Will the Agent sincerely care about you and your family’s insurance needs?

There is a lot to consider when selecting a quality insurance company, but making the right decision now will save you time, money, and frustration down the road. Check out www.ailife.com to learn more!

Sources: http://insurance.lovetoknow.com/What_You_Look_for_in_an_Insurance_Company

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