Information Regarding Progressive Direct

by admin on October 3, 2011

Progressive insurance company distributes auto insurance policies directly to the consumer, by telephone or internet, and also through independent auto insurance agents. The price, or premiums, for auto insurance policies are different depending on the distribution method. Progressive examines the claims paid out and the administrative expenses incurred for each distribution method independently and adjust premiums accordingly. One of the expense factors used to determine premium when purchasing through an independent agent is commission. Many consumers make the mistake that purchasing through an independent agent is automatically more money due to commissions paid to the agent. Progressive incurs all types of expenses when selling policies directly that they do not incur when an independent agent is used. Some of these expenses are personnel (agents and supervisors), equipment (phones and computers), and marketing (television commercials).

All of the great service and excellent claims procedures from Progressive are provided to the policyholder, regardless of how the auto insurance policy was purchased. The only advantage of obtaining a policy directly from Progressive over an independent agent is if the price is lower. Sometimes the price is lower and sometimes it is not. There are several advantages of purchasing a Progressive policy from an independent insurance agent. Often the price is lower, and the advice of a local professional agent whom you can build a relationship with, and trust advice from, can be very valuable.

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