Welcome to the We Insure blog, where you’ll find helpful advice on the many ways you can protect yourself and your family, including by securing the right insurance coverage for your needs.
We’ll start by telling you a little bit about the We Insure story. Ten years ago, our owner and founder, Philip Visali, was working as an Allstate agent. In the insurance business, he was what we call a “captive agent.” That doesn’t mean they’re held hostage in their offices, but they’re limited to selling their own proprietary products and don’t have the freedom to shop around for their clients. For example, you can’t purchase a State Farm auto policy from an Allstate agent.
Phil found that there were many instances when he had to turn clients away because he didn’t have suitable products from the limited options he had to work with. Frustrated by these situations, he decided to create a new business model that would revolutionize the insurance industry.
This new model would offer both agents and customers a wide range of choices from a number of top-rated carriers. By doing so, agents could offer a greater level of service to their clients, and customers would have more options for the coverage that they needed. By developing a franchise model and negotiating with carriers on behalf of all of them, he was able to provide this level of choice with far more competitive pricing than what’s typically available through independent insurance brokers.
Phil also knew the burden captive agents faced in terms of providing the back-end support necessary to give superior service to customers. So he built that into his new business model as well. Dedicated specialists would answer insurance questions, obtain competitive quotes, track policies through the various stages of underwriting and more. With all that taken care of, We Insure agents could focus on serving existing clients even better.
This model proved very appealing to both insurance agents and customers. Before he knew it, new franchises sprang up throughout Florida. And it really wasn’t surprising since this new “win-win” model was equally beneficial for both agents and consumers.
Today, there are more than 100 We Insure agencies in the Southeast, and we’re rapidly expanding throughout the United States with a bevy of satisfied business owners and customers spurring our continued growth.
Experience the We Insure difference for yourself. We encourage you to check out a local We Insure agency whether you’re shopping for insurance for the first time or have existing policies with other companies. Our agents will be happy to give you a free competitive quote on any of your policies within 24 hours.
Since our agents have access to many, many carriers, you can have one point of contact for all your insurance needs — home, auto, business and more. And it’s quite likely we’ll be able to save you money on the coverage you’re looking for.
We look forward to serving you.
COVID-19 Update: To help protect the health of our employees, many of our physical offices are currently closed. But you can still reach an agent by phone or email to bind coverage, file claims and service existing policies. We encourage you to stay informed and stay safe by following all governmental health and safety directives. We’re all in this together, and We Insure will continue to be here to serve you during and after this crisis.