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Our agency has represented Safeco Insurance as an Independent Insurance Agent for the past 9 years.  We represent many home and car insurance companies but Safeco is our largest.  In a typical year,  they payout out over $1M to our customers in home insurance and car insurance related claims.  Safeco Insurance pays all of our customer’s claims quickly and fairly and is very easy to do business with!   So why are you seeing negative reviews on the internet??

The Biggest Reason:  Lead generation companies that sell home and car insurance leads to insurance agents are cleverly disguising their objectives by hosting insurance review sites that offer customers a place to voice their opinion.  Unhappy customers are 10 times more likely to want to share their story than a satisfied customer making it easy to provide a forum for, and attract, unhappy customers.   Their objective is to create doubt about the company you are looking at so that you will be more likely to get a quote from them or the advertiser on the site.

How do you know if a site is trying to manipulate you with fake reviews?  This one is easy…. if the review site is trying to offer you a quote or if it has advertisers on the site trying to entice you to get a homeowners insurance quote, you are probably being manipulated.  If you are not being asked to get a quote, there is a much higher probability that the site is legitimate.  Keep in mind that Safeco and other nationwide carriers are very large.  They pay out hundreds of millions of dollars each year and some consumers are not going to be happy with the settlement of their claim…..which brings me to my last point…

Why are some consumers dissatisfied with their claim payment (regardless of the company)?  Again, I think this question is pretty easy….there are 3 reasons:  First, the agent that sold the policy failed to explain the coverages in an understandable way or the agent didn’t understand them will enough himself/herself to explain them.   Second, the agent sold lesser/inferior coverage just to make the sale.  Lastly, the consumer didn’t ask enough questions to understand what he/she was buying and/or the consumer doesn’t have the legal, technical expertise to interpret the written policy contract.

Violation of the written insurance contract leads to bad faith lawsuits that will cost an insurance company dearly.  Any competent attorney will take this type of case if the contract has been violated.  My point is that insurance companies rarely violate the written contract and so the problem goes back to consumers not knowing what they have purchased due to the shortcomings of the agent or their failure to do their due diligence in shopping.

Von Nix, Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter

 

 

August 14, 2018:  Norman, OK.  Encompass Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allstate Insurance (ALL NYSE) has entered the Oklahoma home insurance market with a bang.

The Encompass homeowners product will target consumers in select communities such as Norman by offering below market home insurance quotes  (in most situations) and a top quality product.

The product has all of the features and benefits that consumers have come to expect from Encompass and Allstate including up to $5,000 for emergency repairs that need to be made quickly following a loss in order to prevent further damage.

The Encompass home insurance product is being quoted and offered exclusively through Independent Insurance Agents, including Statewide Insurance Agency (Statewide)  in Edmond, OK.

Statewide’s owner, Von Nix, commented on the opportunity to offer Norman residents lower homeowner insurance rates by saying, “we have agreements in place to offer home insurance from many different companies; however, there are only 4 that we have confidence in to provide great claim service and excellent long-term value….Encompass certainly falls in this category.  We have seen several companies continue to take rate increases the last 4 years despite better than average weather in Oklahoma.  Encompass will provide the competition that is needed in areas like Norman to help keep other carriers in line from a pricing point of view.”

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Meet our home insurance professionals….now and at renewal

I am very thankful for this team of professionals that serve our customers everyday with quality homeowners insurance and car insurance at prices that are usually lower than our competition.  Moreover, we monitor every renewal for accuracy and competitiveness.  Our goal is to place your home and car insurance with one of our quality companies that you can build a long term relationship with.  However, we all know that, occasionally, that doesn’t happen….our renewal process allows us to see these issues and start working on them well before the policy renews.

Our Specialty: Home and car insurance in Oklahoma….we don’t try to be experts in all lines of insurance.

Our Experience:  As of this writing, every staff person has an Oklahoma Agents License to service and sale and our staff of 7 has 108 years of combined personal insurance experience.

Our Motivation:  We desire slow, steady growth through long term client relationships.

Our Commitment:  To place your best interest above our own.

Statewide Insurance Agency

“Okstatewide.com – when you tired of fighting homeowners insurance in Oklahoma”

 

“Mindful” Insurance Decisions

In in Psychology Today, a 2009 article described mindfulness as the practice of staying in the present moment. Instead of being distracted by thinking about the future, dwelling on the past or allowing lots of white noise in your head over everything but “the now,” being mindful allows you to fully invest in the current moment and pay attention only to what’s in front of you.

Mindfulness and Insurance – There are a million things you could insure and a million things that could go wrong. But taking a step back and putting things into perspective about what truly matters to you can take the stress out of the process of deciding what to insure and what not to insure. When Oklahoman’s purchase home insurance, it’s essential you allow yourself time to be quiet and mindful. It is normal to feel anxious when thinking about all the perils facing your home and vehicle, when working on final expense and legacy planning, when imagining your future potential disabilities and anticipating all the liabilities and other negative aspects of life that make insurance necessary. To be properly insured and prepared, however, you must allow yourself to be fully invested in the process of home and auto insurance planning rather than distracted and intimidated by what-ifs.

Mindful Insurance Planning – Instead of being bullied by the unknown, be sure to stay focused on the facts while you are planning your insurance portfolio like the risks that anyone in your position may actually face and the value of the property you want to protect. It’s really that simple and knowing this will allow you to fashion a much more secure financial future.

Being frightened of a possible accident that hasn’t yet happened, or being overwhelmed by the amount of data you must consider as you buy homeowners insurance hurts rather than helps you purchase insurance. Deliberating the amounts you need to protect your family won’t make it any easier to select the types of policies that offer you the kind of protections you’re looking for. Instead, it makes you feel doubtful and powerless during what should be a very empowering process.

When you give yourself the mental space to be mindful, you can approach the task of buying insurance as practically and detached as possible. This will help you to deliberate and reason the practical risks you face each day and assign a dollar value to them. From there you can make relevant adjustments as you consider your budget versus potential premiums.

Your insurance agent can help in keeping your emotions in check and your approach to insurance planning practical. If you are ready to start looking for insurance policies that will protect you and your family, give us a call.

We are Statewide Insurance Agency and we specialize in Oklahoma homeowners insurance and Oklahoma auto insurance. https://okstatewide.com

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