Life Insurance Agents

Business.com / Insurance / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Protecting your company's assets requires seeking the services of life insurance agents and brokers. Knowing the type of insurance ...

Protecting your company's assets requires seeking the services of life insurance agents and brokers. Knowing the type of insurance your business needs determines which insurance agency to select. Businesses carry the standard policies such as liability, property and business interruption insurance. However, insuring key players is essential. Your corporate executives are valuable tools to successfully running your business. As a result, an executive loss is a risk to the livelihood and momentum of the company.

Consider your time when choosing between an independent or company life insurance agent. A life insurance brokerage works with many different companies, often conducting the legwork for your benefit leaving you to run your business. If you prefer building a relationship with one insurance company, research numerous companies for the best benefits. Whether you choose an agent or a broker, be aware of the following:

  1. Know your long-term business goals and which employees require coverage.
  2. A life insurance company agent is limited to company products while brokers can provide options across a variety of providers.
  3. All states require insurance licensing, so focus on the relationship between the provider and the life insurance companies as well as the industry designations your prospective agent or broker holds.

Research business-focused life insurance agencies and how much coverage you need

Select insurance providers who specialize in products specific to business needs. Term life insurance is a viable option for insuring business executives. Since employees are not a permanent asset, as the policy owner and beneficiary, you set the term length and the amount of coverage. However, depending on the executive, a whole policy with an investment feature is attractive as well.

Determine if a life insurance agency or a life insurance brokerage firm would work best

A relationship with an insurance provider can last for many years. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the type of participation you need from your insurance broker or agent.

Investigate the service records of the life insurance agents or brokers in your area

Each state has set requirements for obtaining an insurance sales license. Be sure that the provider you select holds a license to sell insurance products in your state and conducts services in an ethical manner.
  • Life insurance plays an important role in estate planning and asset protection. Make your choices in conjunction with your other investments. An umbrella policy that encompasses all of your insurance needs will reduce costs and ensure proper coverage regardless of the unexpected event.

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