Shopping for Car Insurance in the 21st century has changed dramatically from the days of local insurance office. It was less than 20 years ago the only source for shopping car insurance companies was your local Telephone Directory. The directory would guide you toward a local office in your neighborhood. Since only licensed Agents and Insurance Carriers advertised in the telephone book, it was easier to find the type of insurance and agent you needed. In the age of the internet and online shopping, this has changed dramatically.
General Car Insurance Coverage From a Reliable Source
A new and unwelcome unlicensed Insurance Website has arrived on the insurance marketing scene. There are so many of them, thousands in fact, your Home State Department of Insurance can’t watch and enforce these unlicensed actors. Believe it or not, there are now more unlicensed than legitimate licensed Insurance Agents on the World Wide-Web. Although many are managed here in the United States, others are sponsored and controlled by webmasters in europe and asia. In every state in the US; if you are not licensed to sell auto insurance coverage, you may not answer insurance questions or proffer insurance related advice. Sadly, it’s very hard to tell these sites apart. The easiest way to find an unlicensed insurance website is a telephone number. If an Insurance Site is only attempting to gather and sell your information to a third-party, they obviously don’t have anything to sell to you. I recently ran across a site which makes the claim they sell General Car Insurance. I would certainly like to know what General Car Insurance was since I was in the business for 20 years and have never heard the term before. Further, I looked at their site and found they did not represent the auto insurance carrier which shares the same name.
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