We would like to think of life insurance agents as trusted advisers whose only aim is to get us the right coverage.
But the nature of life insurance -– and the job of life insurance agents -– makes them something close to our natural enemy.
One easy way to prevent being taken advantage of is to find an independent agent. “Independent agents save you time and money,” said Chris Huntley, co-founder of JRCInsuranceGroup.com. “Rather than completing applications and medical exams with 15 different insurance companies to see which one will approve you at the best rating, make one call to a qualified independent agent, who can place you with the most appropriate carrier based on your unique personal and medical history.”
In a lot of ways, what hurts us as consumers of life insurance actually benefits life insurance agents. Here are nine examples of what I’m talking about.