How do I find a good life insurance agent?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Ask people you know about any life insurance agent they have dealt with. As with picking contractors for work on your home, or finding a good auto mechanic, doctor or dentist, the recommendation of friends or family members is often a good way to start.

If you are unable to find an agent this way, then you may have to contact the insurance company or an insurance broker for assistance.

Once you locate an agent, it is important to find someone who you are comfortable with and who understands your needs. Designations after the agent’s name, such as C.L.U. or Chartered Financial Underwriter may provide some reassurance of the agent’s professional credentials.

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