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6 Reasons You’ll Love Having an Insurance Agent

Let’s face it: There are so many ways to buy insurance these days. As long as you’re covered… does it really make a difference how you get there?

Oh, yes.

You'll know when you experience the difference of having your own local, independent Erie Insurance agent. (Find one here and see for yourself.)

To us, a policy is a promise – and who you buy it from matters. Not just anyone can become an ERIE agent. We’re selective, because our culture is deeply rooted in providing service with a human touch.

Here are 6 reasons why our customers say they love working with our agents:

  1. They’re local. We believe help should never be far from home. ERIE agents live, work, play and give back to the same communities you do. Plus, when you buy your policy through a local insurance agency, you can feel good that your money is flowing back into your local economy, too.
  2. They’re independent. An independent agent gives you options. If ERIE isn’t the best fit for your insurance needs, our agents can help you find coverage with another company instead.
  3. It’s personal. Insurance is more than just a transaction. At ERIE, we’ve always believed the heart of this business is treating people right and forming relationships. With an agent, exceptional service is an everyday indulgence that every customer deserves.
  4. They know their stuff. Your ERIE agent knows insurance inside out and upside down. They want to help you understand what coverage you’re buying, why it matters and how it works.
  5. Because life can change quickly. Marriage, children, home buying, starting a business… life’s changes come with new goals and dreams. Your agent knows you personally and can help you understand if your insurance coverage is keeping up with your life.
  6. It’s not just a job… it’s a calling. Our agents love what they do – protecting all that matters most to you. And that makes all the difference.

At ERIE, we’ve been working side-by-side with the best agents in the business since 1925. Today, more than 5 million customers trust our agents to help them with their insurance needs. Find an ERIE agent in your neighborhood and get in touch.

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ERIE® insurance products and services are provided by one or more of the following insurers: Erie Insurance Exchange, Erie Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company, Flagship City Insurance Company and Erie Family Life Insurance Company (home offices: Erie, Pennsylvania) or Erie Insurance Company of New York (home office: Rochester, New York).  The companies within the Erie Insurance Group are not licensed to operate in all states. Refer to the company licensure and states of operation information.


The insurance products and rates, if applicable, described in this blog are in effect as of August 2018 and may be changed at any time. 


Insurance products are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions not described in this blog. The policy contains the specific details of the coverages, terms, conditions and exclusions. 


The insurance products and services described in this blog are not offered in all states.  ERIE life insurance and annuity products are not available in New York.  ERIE Medicare supplement products are not available in the District of Columbia, New York and Wisconsin.  ERIE long term care products are not available in the District of Columbia and New York. 


Eligibility will be determined at the time of application based upon applicable underwriting guidelines and rules in effect at that time.


Your ERIE agent can offer you practical guidance and answer questions you may have before you buy.