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The Value of Working With An Independent Agent

“When it comes to taking great care of my clients, I know I have the best partner in Grange Insurance Association.” – Megan McDonald, McDonald McGarry Agency

Here at Grange Insurance Association, we are proud to partner with local independent agents who live in the communities we serve across the West. We believe that working with a local independent agent is the best way for you to buy insurance. Why? Let’s take a look.

What is an independent agent?

An independent agent, unlike a captive agent, typically represents a number of different insurance companies or carriers. This gives independent agents, and the clients they assist, a number of key advantages.

What kinds of advantages?

Community matters

At Grange Insurance Association, our local independent agents live in the communities they serve. For our local agents, this means their clients are not only their clients, but also their neighbors and friends.

Tailored approach

Every client has unique needs and circumstances. Independent insurance agents are able to consider the unique needs of each client and come up with a tailor-made, customized solution. They can help you compare policies, identify policies with the best value, and guide you on how to bundle your policies in a way that best serves you, the client.

Access to multiple carriers and solutions

Independent insurance agents aren’t tied to one line of products. They have a lot of tools in their toolbox, with access to multiple carriers and solutions. This enables them to be the one-stop-shop for all your insurance needs, helping you to streamline and simplify the insurance buying and claims process.

They represent you, the customer

Independent insurance agents will be your personal advocate. If you have to file a claim or are having an issue with a claim, your local agent is there to help you. If an insurance company isn’t handling an issue fairly, they will step in and represent you. When you’re working with direct-writer insurance companies, clients don’t have this same level of advocacy, which can feel overwhelming—especially for clients who may not be familiar with insurance and all its complexities.

Why we partner with independent agents

We want our clients to receive the customized, personalized attention they deserve. In the video below, we highlight why we think independent agents provide the best solutions for clients.

Listen and see for yourself why our independent agents choose to partner with us.

Get matched with a local independent agent

Our local, independent agents are your advisors and advocates, there for you when you need them the most. Our agents work in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, and will be more than happy to meet with you. So if you’re looking to find an agent, reach out. Good luck with your search, and should you have any questions along the way, we’re here to help.


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