Do you want to switch insurance agents? Maybe your agency has sold or merged. Or your favorite contact isn’t there anymore. Or you’re tired of talking to agents who don’t seem to know who you are. Or you just don’t click with your current agent. Maybe you want to switch insurance companies too. In any case, you’re in the market. Where to start?
You Can Switch Insurance Agents with the Same Insurance Company
Satisfied with your insurance company, but not your agent? Most insurers can transfer your policy to a new agent. Check the insurance company’s “find an agent” page and reach out to one. If they don’t feel like the right fit, contact another until you’re comfortable. Timing matters here: Many companies only transfer policies at the renewal date.
You Can Switch Insurance Agents and Switch Insurance Companies
If you don’t love your insurance agent OR your insurance company, you’re ready for a fresh start. Here are some ways to find an agent that’s the right fit for you:
Call or meet them to explain your needs and preferences. Have your insurance policies handy. Can you picture yourself working with them? If you get that “square peg, round hole” feeling, contact another agent on your list.
What Kind of Agent is Best for You?
There are 2 kinds of insurance agents: exclusive (sometimes called “captive”) and independent. What’s the difference?
Exclusive agents work with one insurance company. They may be an employee of the insurer, or they might own a local franchise. The good news is that they will know their company’s policy terms, billing and procedures inside and out. Because they’re local, they also know your area and can provide individual advice.
Independent agents offer a choice of several insurance companies. They can compare the policies, pricing and underwriting of each company to help you find the best fit. Moreover, if one insurance company hikes rates or changes in ways you don’t like, you don’t have to switch insurance agents. An independent agent can help you move to a different company.
Looking to Switch Insurance Agents or Companies in Maine?
If you live in Maine and are looking for an independent agent, contact Noyes Hall & Allen Insurance in South Portland at 207-799-5541. We offer a choice of many of Maine’s preferred insurance companies. We can compare and help you find the best fit. We’re independent and committed to you.
At its core, insurance is about SPREADING RISK and HELPING OUR COMMUNITY. Noyes Hall & Allen believes in these causes.
Insurance customers pay a small amount of money to help
those who suffer a catastrophe avoid financial disaster.
While researchers feverishly work to develop a vaccine, health professionals recommend limiting human contact. The goal is to save capacity in the health care system for our most sick and vulnerable neighbors. We care about our clients, our co-workers and our community.
HELPING OUR COMMUNITY
Insurance contributes to the community in many ways. It pays
for losses of course. It also enables people to buy vehicles and homes; to
start businesses and hire people. Insurance promotes safety and risk education.
It provides good jobs for thousands of families. It supports local economies
By serving you remotely, we hope to reduce the community spread of a very serious virus. We want to practice public health safety and risk management. We live and work here, too. Working remotely also allows our team to be with their families. To provide care and comfort during a stressful time.
INDEPENDENT AND COMMITTED TO YOU
Noyes Hall & Allen has been locally owned since 1933.
We’re independent – not beholden to any insurance company. That allows us to be
committed to YOU, our clients.
We know that you need us. We’ve prepared for an interruption like this. You can still accomplish any insurance transaction thing that you normally do.
We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and well.
We remain independent and committed to you. We’re always happy to answer any
questions about your insurance. Together, we will get through this tough time.
We have invested in a new service for our clients: 24 x 7 access to your insurance documents from the Noyes Hall & Allen Insurance Client Center. Now you can view your secure policy information, download insurance cards and other proof of insurance, and request policy changes anytime. This 6:17 video explains how:
Log in to the Noyes Hall & Allen Client Center from our home page. Simply enter the email address associated with your account. We will email a one-time code. Enter it in the field, and you’re in! Note: some mobile users may have difficulty with certain browsers. We’ve found that Google Chrome works reliably with most devices.
Select View Account to see the information you want.
Select Policy to see your in-force policies and coverage info, or Documents to see or download proof of insurance, correspondence, or other information we have shared with you. Note that you can also request a change to your insurance policies from the Client Center.
We hope you find the Noyes Hall & Allen Insurance Client Center useful to access your information when it’s convenient for you, whether the office is open or not.
Please note that these are very simplified views of your policy info. You may have purchased additional coverage which doesn’t show on the Client Center policy screen. Your actual insurance policy is always the definitive document of your coverage.
If you have any questions about your insurance, call a Noyes Hall & Allen agent at 207-799-5541. We’re independent and committed to you!
We’re pleased to introduce a new feature for clients of Noyes Hall & Allen Insurance. Now, you can access policy documents and information from our secure web site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lost your Maine auto insurance card? Want to check on your coverage at night or on the weekend? You can log on easily and get the information you need in two minutes or less. Here’s how.
Step 1 – Visit NoyesHallAllen.com
Look for the “My Account” icon on the upper right of the page (or in the list on a mobile phone). It opens to a drop-down menu. Select an option.
Step 2 – Log In Using Your Email Address
You must use the email address that our agency has on file for you. This is usually the one that we have emailed correspondence to in the past. Let us know if we should use a different email address.
Step 3 – Log In With a Secure Verification Code
This is sent instantly to your mobile device or your email address. This code helps keep your personal information in your hands alone. It expires after 5 minutes.
Step 4 – Choose the Policy or Documents You Want
The default view is “policies. This allows you to view the details of your coverage by clicking “view policy” below the snapshot.
Note that there’s an option to switch to “documents” as well as the default “policies”.
If you want to download your insurance cards, choose “documents” click “download” on the right. You can print or save them to your device from there. By law, Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, city and town halls and law enforcement officers accept electronic proof of insurance. You aren’t required to produce a paper copy.
We hope that you enjoy the convenience of 24/7 access to your insurance policy information.
1) Most insurance companies share their information with us electronically in a compatible form with this feature. If your documents aren’t available, call us and we can send them to you.
2) The policy information on the Client Center is a very simplified recap of your policy. You may have purchased endorsements that the Client Center can’t show, so your coverage might be different. Your insurance policy is always the definitive document of your insurance coverage.