Do you want to take control of your insurance shopping experience? At BriteBee, we understand if you’re frustrated with shopping for insurance. It’s convenient to get a number of quotes online, but it’s annoying when you start getting the consistent, unhelpful phone calls for the next three months. You’ve probably tried adding your phone number to the national “do not call” list. But what about your email? Have you checked your spam folder lately? If you’ve given your information to at least one free insurance quote tool online, then you’re probably getting emails daily about offers, services, and deals.
BriteBee desires to pair trustworthy insurance agents with insurance shoppers without all the spam, annoyance, and frustration. We want the agent to serve the consumer, so they can cover their assets like home or auto and get on with their lives. Shopping for insurance shouldn’t be a hassle or a burden. If you need life or renter’s insurance, it should be as easy as ordering a cup of coffee from your favorite barista. You’re in control, you know what you want, and you communicate it.
What Actually Happens When You Submit Online?
In most cases, an online insurance quote tool asks for your information to accurately quote you for a policy. Most of the time the information required looks like the list below:
- Personal Information: gender, age, marital status
- Vehicle Information: make, model, year, color, etc
- Driving Patterns: expected miles and prior miles
- Employment Status
- Contact Information: phone, email, physical address
You may even run into quote tools that require this type of information:
- Driving Record
- Insurance Claim History
- Credit History
- Consumer Report
Once this information is collected, depending on the quote tool, it can be packaged and sold as a “lead” to insurance companies and agents, resulting in the barrage of calls, emails, and direct mail. You may be wondering: “how do I stop the spam?”
5 Tips to Avoid SPAM Insurance Calls
Tip #1: Don’t Submit Your Information Online
It seems like a simple solution, but if you do not submit your information online, you won’t be targeted to contact for quotes, deals, or offers. Granted, there is a collection of your information publicly available, but it’s easier to use your information when you give it away.
Tip #2: Visit Your Local Insurance Agent
More than ever, insurance shoppers go online to find pricing, quotes, and more information; however, the majority prefer to purchase their policies through an independent insurance agent. Why? The agent is able to answer questions, guide the shopper’s decisions, and be a resource for concern and claim submission.
Tip #3: Call Insurance Companies Directly
The second largest insurance purchase channel is direct calls to insurance companies. Nonetheless, when you call a company directly, you’re able to get some general policy information without handing out your personal details. You and many others feel safer when talking to someone on the phone about their insurance.
Tip #4: Ask Friends and Family About Their Coverage and Costs
It may seem odd, but asking friends or family who live a similar lifestyle to yours may benefit. Your friend who’s married and has two kids, doesn’t smoke, and has a clean driving record may be close enough to your situation to get a general idea of what insurance may cost you.
Tip #5: Join BriteBee
At BriteBee, we never share your information or sell it to companies or agents as “leads,” ever. We’re about giving control to the insurance shopper, allowing them to choose which agent they want to work with, when they want to be contacted, and how they want to discuss their policies. Through our app, which we will be launching in 2018, you will be able to choose your agent based on proximity, services, rating, and more.
BriteBee Takes the Sting out of Insurance
If you’ve been stung shopping for insurance online, we understand. We’ve been on both sides of the online insurance shopping process as consumers and agents. It can hurt sometimes. The insurance shopping experience we’ve created is a simple three step process: share, compare, and communicate. You get to take control and avoid the spam calls, emails, and direct mail. Ready to “Bee” delighted? Sign up with BriteBee today!