This article is a wake-up call from consultant Chris Burand: “The independent agency system constantly emphasizes how important agents are to clients in choosing the right coverage. While agents can definitely offer crucial and important education to consumers, in both personal lines and commercial clients, they too often choose to not offer any education, any coverage reviews, nor even review the insureds' true coverage needs. As a result, touting these advantages of an independent agent are hypocritical. This hypocrisy is a fact. I am not offering an opinion, but an absolute fact. Hide and deny the fact if you want, but when you put your head in the sand, a prominent body part is made available for a painful whipping.” Read on if you dare….
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