How to compare insurance companies

by | May 16, 2013 | Insurance

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How to compare insurance companies

From the outside, all insurance companies in Wichita KS look very much alike; how do you know which is the best one for you? Obviously, the price of the coverage is at the top of the list but it is only one of a number of things that you should consider.

One mark of an insurance company’s strength is its financial rating. Standard and Poor have developed a rating system for insurance companies that go from AAA which is extremely strong all the way to CC which is extremely weak. The large insurance companies fall in the A, AA or AAA categories, all of which are strong.

All the major insurance companies have an online presence, check them out and you can get a good overall feel for the company plus you will be able to see where they place their emphasis or what their specialties are.

Coverage comparison:

Not all Insurance Companies Wichita KS offer exactly the same products. There may be different deductibles and one company may offer options that the others don’t. As an example, if you have an optional rider on your automobile insurance that states that only OEM parts will be used in the event of an accident and not aftermarket parts, you will want to consider this when you are making comparisons of different companies. You may find that not all insurance companies offer this OEM parts rider so if that is an important consideration for you; then look elsewhere.
Other things to look for when making comparisons include service fees, towing limits and rental car limits. None of these make much difference as a standalone but small differences do add up.

The policy term:

The length of a policy can fluctuate, more so with car insurance than anything else. When you are comparing Insurance Companies Wichita KS make note of the term length, are you locked in for a year or six months? A one year policy means your premiums are locked in and cannot go up, it also means they cannot go down so if you are celebrating a milestone such as your 25th birthday during the year, you may want to opt for a policy that will let you take advantage of the premium drop when you reach 25.


Andy Woodward Insurance Agency works with a number of financially strong insurance companies in Wichita KS, the agency can offer automobile, homeowners, business and life insurance at very competitive rates.

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