Avid Insurance Agency, Inc.
425 New Karner Road
Albany, New York 12205
(518) 869-8106
Fax (518) 869-8525
email: info@avidins.com
Why Choose An Independent Insurance Agent?
Some people think it does not really matter where they buy their insurance. But this
misconception could be costing them money, service & protection. Buying insurance
is not like buying bread or milk. Insurance is an important safety net for your family,
your home, your car & your business. Do not treat the purchase lightly!

There is a difference in where you buy your protection. Many people do not realize
there are four sources for insurance:

  • Captive Agents - Sell consumers the insurance of only one company.
  • Telephone Representatives - Offer consumers the insurance of one company and only via
    the telephone.
  • Internet Sites - Consumers can fill out an application online and get an insurance quote
    without any help or direction from a qualified professional.
  • Independent Insurance Agents - Represent an average of eight insurance companies
    and research with these firms to find consumers the best combination of price,
    coverage & service.

Your Independent Insurance Agent:

  • is a licensed professional with strong customer and community ties.
  • provides excellent service and competitive prices because he or she can access
    the insurance coverage from  more than one company.
  • Unlike other agents, it is not beholden to any one company; thus,
    policyholders do not need to change agencies as your insurance and service
    needs change.
  • Assists policyholders when they have claims.
  • Is a consumer's consultant, working to determine the consumer's needs.
  • Offers consumers a choice of insurance plans and programs.
  • Is a value hunter who looks after the consumer's pocketbook in finding the best
    combination of price, coverage & service.
  • Offers one-stop shopping for a full range of products - home, renters, auto,
    business, life & health.
  • Can periodically review a policyholder's coverage to keep up with changing
    insurance needs.
  • Treats policyholders like a person, not just another number.

Customer satisfaction is the key to an independent agent's livelihood. So, serving
policyholders is an independent agent's most important concern.