It’s true; you don’t need an agent to purchase insurance these days. You can go online and place your order almost as easily as ordering a book from Amazon.com. But what comes with that policy? And where can you turn when something goes wrong?
That’s why it’s important to work with a knowledgeable insurance professional—someone who understands your ministry and your insurance coverage when you need it most.
Your insurance agent doesn’t have to be your best friend, but he or she should be someone you know and trust. Think of him or her as your ministry’s safety and insurance partner—a knowledgeable professional who can answer your questions and who will be there when you need him or her most.
Here are some traits to look for in your insurance and risk management partner.
- Knowledgeable: Churches and related ministries have unique insurance needs. You want to work with an insurance agent who understands those needs and who you trust to meet your ministry’s insurance needs—and budget.
- Professional: Work with an agent that stays up-to-date with his or her education and training. Make sure that he or she subscribes to a code of ethics that matches that of your ministry.
- Service-Oriented: While you may not need an insurance agent who knocks on your door every month, make sure you’re working with someone who is responsive to your needs, looking out for your ministry’s best interests, and who will be there when you have a question or need to file a claim.
- Loyal: The best agent/client relationships are those that stand the test of time. Your insurance agent will be able to serve your ministry best when he or she has a history of working with you, and can see you through the good times and the bad.
Talk with an Agent
Interested in talking with a Brotherhood Mutual agent who serves in your community? Contact us to request a free insurance quote