Liability Insurance Brokers: Find The Best For You

A liability insurance broker represents you in insurance-related negotiations, helps you find a liability insurance policy that best suit your needs and adjusts the terms of your existing policy to your advantage.  Finding a best broker is an involved time-consuming process, but the benefits are well worth the effort.  

Step 1 – Consider Your Options

When finding a broker, you have a large number of candidates to choose from. The best way to find out what kind of options you have is to look through business listings such as the Yellow Pages or their online equivalents.

Step 2 – Check the broker’s credentials

When you choose a broker, you have to pick a person that you would be able to trust. After all, he or she will be representing you in front of insurance companies. There are two things you can do to test their credentials:

Check their licenses – in order to be able to work in your state, liability insurance brokers must be registered with your state’s insurance commissioner’s office. You can call the office and check the list of potential candidates against their records. You can also use this opportunity to look up any complaints that may have been filed against him or her.

Ask for references – this might reveal any problems that the records missed. It will also give you some sense as to what kind of person you would be dealing with and how he or she does the job.

Step 3 – Other Considerations

While finding a trustworthy broker is important, it is also important to make sure that he or she will be able to handle all your liability insurance needs. Here are just some of the things you may want to consider before choosing a liability insurance broker:

Good communication skills – a broker should be able to explain complex insurance policies in a language you can understand.

Specialization - see what kind of services the broker offers to his or her clients

Commitment – how much time and attention the broker is willing to spend handling your requests and how responsive he or she is to her questions.

Research skills – how well the broker is able to find out information that is useful to you as an insurance policy holder and how well does he or she keep up with the latest developments in the insurance industry.