The Insurance Geek is a blog and website designed to make some sense out of what is often a confusing subject for many people. Insurance is not an exciting purchase, certainly not like buying a new car. No matter how deeply you plunge into debt to get those new wheels, most everybody gets excited about pulling into the driveway with a shiny new car. An insurance policy, not so much. You really can’t wave your brand new health, life, home or auto insurance policy in the air and impress the neighbors. And, since the insurance is often required by the state or your bank, there is the additional burden of having been forced to do it.
During over 30 years as an insurance agent, I have found that, while people aren’t necessarily thrilled about the purchase of insurance, the biggest consternation arises from the fact that the coverage, options, features and premiums are seemingly designed to be as confusing as possible. I have spent far more time over the years just explaining insurance than I have actually “selling” it.
I have written a few ebooks on insurance topics with the express idea of providing consumers with the type of knowledge needed to be a smart shopper. Those ebooks are on this website under the Insurance Books page and can be purchased if you find an interest. There is another ebook coming soon about the incredibly frustrating subject of health insurance and another one on Medicare supplements and options.
To add to those ebooks, I will also be posting in The Insurance Geek blog where I plan to delve into the same sort of topics but in a more “bite-sized” blog approach and with greater frequency. I hope you will find the information helpful. My belief is that by taking just a little bit of time to become a more educated consumer, you will understand the subject a lot better and make the purchase of insurance a lot less aggravating and intimidating. And if I can do that for just a few people, it will have been a good day!