Online searching may be the newest trend for insurance shoppers, but is it worth it? With constant internet access at the tips of our fingers, it makes more sense than ever before to research insurance agencies online–but if you’re not careful, this mistake could result in endless harassment and frustration. Finding insurance is hard enough. Being educated on how online insurance websites work will determine if the internet makes your search easier or harder.
As most everyone knows, it can be daunting to search for insurance online. There are thousands of websites to browse and only a handful of reputable companies to choose from. Most online insurance companies promise several quotes in just minutes, which sounds great, right? However, if you’re like most people looking for insurance online, you’ve probably asked the question: “What’s the catch?” Here’s a tip from the pros: If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
As a former insurance agent, BriteBee’s CEO and Co-Founder, Keagan Henson, often heard stories from his clients about how they offered their information to an online insurance quote service and then got bombarded with calls and emails for several months after. Sound familiar?
If you can relate – have no fear because you are not alone. This common problem in the online insurance world is a result of lead generation sites – AKA companies who are selling your personal information to insurance agents for an expensive fee. This results in unwanted phone calls, emails, and feelings of harassment – All due to a lack of communication, transparency, and simplicity.
What if you didn’t have to dread your online search for insurance? Fortunately, there is a way. It’s called BriteBee – an online directory of local insurance agents launching Summer of 2018.
How to Search for Insurance Online
If you’re like anyone else using the internet to search for insurance online, whether home, auto, health, commercial or other, you probably open up your browser and simply type into the available search engine which kind of insurance you’re looking for. At this point, you begin to wonder:
“How will I choose which websites are reputable?”
“Should I work with a local agent or whoever is the best fit for my needs?”
“Am I ready to batten down the hatches for the inevitable blitz of calls, emails, and, in some cases, direct mail?”
Frankly, BriteBee was founded to change the traditional means of searching online for insurance and to alleviate common consumer fears of hassle and frustration. Our directory is specifically designed to REFRESH the user’s online insurance search experience. No longer will you have to dodge calls, block email addresses, or trash 90 percent of your mail. You, the client, will gain control over your search as BriteBee presents you with a plethora of insurance agencies to review and research, all in one easy-to-use application.
2 Reasons Why You Should Search for Insurance Online
Did you know JD Power reported that 72 percent of people looking for any type of insurance searched for quotes and policies online in 2016? Although almost three-quarters of shoppers found quotes online, only 25 percent actually purchased their policies online. What does this tell the industry? There is an obvious disconnect and distrust with the online process, another result of traditional lead generation sites. BriteBee was founded to address the online insurance search epidemic–the farming and distribution of information–and work to serve the insurance shoppers (and insurance agents) in the best possible way.
Online Insurance Shopping Can Be Easy
It’s easy to open your phone, search for the type of insurance you need, and compare agencies between meetings at work, while you wait at the doctor’s office, or at lunch. Most insurance companies that offer online insurance rates, quotes, and policies are relatively accessible and easy to find. In addition to that, shopping online gives you access to more agents and options at your fingertips rather than scheduling multiple meetings with multiple insurance agents.
Purchasing Insurance Online Can Save You Time
With the amount of information surrounding insurance agents and insurance agencies online, you no longer have to visit with an agent face to face before deciding to work with them. By browsing online for insurance, you can research agencies, connect with agents, and potentially even receive a quote in a relatively short amount of time. It’s important to maintain a personal relationship with your agent after your policy has been written. However, in the early stages of insurance comparison, the internet should be seen as a helpful tool. In summary, going online before committing to an agent could save you countless hours of waiting in person.
BriteBee is Here to Serve You!
At BriteBee, we understand that a personal relationship with your insurance agent is important and should be fostered. That being said, most initial insurance communication and comparison can be done online while remaining personal, freeing up more of your day for your already busy schedule.
If you’re looking for commercial/business, auto, home, life, health or other insurance, visit us online at britebee.com to find a trusted, licensed insurance agent. Simply search our directory to find agents based on location, reviews, product offerings and more.
BriteBee ultimately allows consumers complete control over the process of finding an insurance agent without the fear of being unnecessarily hassled. Where will you find your next insurance agent? Take control over your online insurance search with BriteBee!