In a recent poll, 36% of people thought insurance agents were not very honest or ethical. That’s not good. At AccuQuote, we believe we have to do better. In fact, it’s our mission.
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on June 19, 2015. The content has been updated.]
Byron Udell, Founder and CEO of AccuQuote, has been helping customers get the best deals on life insurance for over 30 years. He believes that honesty is the best policy and doing what’s right for his clients is paramount. Below, Byron shares AccuQuote’s mission and motives.
Insurance Agent Honesty and Ethics
At AccuQuote, our motives are clear and our mission is simple. We are dedicated to communicating the importance of life insurance to as many people as possible. We strive to be the best source of advice and helpful information on life insurance that you can find.
That’s why a Gallup poll I recently saw really bugged me. In a survey about honesty and ethical standards, 36% of people scored insurance agents as “low or very low” in this area. Only 15% of respondents gave agents a “high or very high” score. (As a point of reference, 10% gave members of Congress a “high or very high” ranking.)
I am aware that some people think of life insurance agents as an irritation, but these numbers really surprised me. I’ve known thousands of insurance professionals over the years, and I’ve employed hundreds of them. By and large, they are high-integrity professionals.
Have you ever wondered why life insurance agents do what they do?
The vast majority of life insurance agents wake up in the morning and thinks about protecting families. Period.
EVERY AccuQuote agent wakes up thinking about that. I am 100% certain about this. I wouldn’t allow them to work here if that wasn’t the case.
Many of them have personally experienced the amazing impact of life insurance. Many of them have seen the devastation that occurs when a loved one passes away without coverage.
Our agents are advisors, not high-pressure sales people. They will never rush you into making a hasty decision, and they’ll never advise you to take action they don’t believe is in your best interest. They are not looking to make a quick sale and then never speak with you again. (In fact, we even serve customers who DIDN’T buy insurance from us!)
When you become a customer, the AccuQuote agents becomes your advisors FOR LIFE.
The premature death of a spouse or parent, or even a business partner, can cause a financial disaster for the survivors. We’re committed to making it as simple and easy as possible to get the life insurance you need to protect the people you leave behind.
Those are the motives that drive our insurance agents.
We believe that life insurance is the most important product in the history of mankind. It’s our job to spread the word. And we take that job seriously.
For more information on life insurance, talk to AccuQuote. We can provide quality, competitive life insurance quotes from the top-rated, brand-name insurance companies you know and trust.