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Support for Becoming an Agent

When you represent Erie Insurance, you’ll become one of our trusted advisors and the face of the company in the community. With this responsibility comes our commitment to offer you the support that you need to grow your agency. Here are a few examples of how we’ll help you.


We provide training programs (some at no cost) to enhance your product and insurance knowledge, boost your earnings power and strengthen your agency management practices. Some of the programs include:

  • Start-up, marketing and sales training
  • Agency management and sales skills classroom training
  • Fraud awareness training
  • Continuing education courses, including professional insurance classes

We also offer professional development programs at our state-of-the-art Technical Learning Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. At 52,000 square feet, the center is among the largest training facilities in the industry with a fully functional auto shop and a full-scale, three-story model home. The center offers agents and employees hands-on training for assessing and underwriting personal and commercial risks and adjusting a variety of claims.


We offer a complete portfolio of auto, home, business and life insurance products. All of our policies offer plenty of features and affordable coverages that are built right in, plus lots of extras to help customers customize their coverages even further. Some of our insurance policies have features and discounts that you may not find anywhere else.

  • Auto insurance – With our personal auto insurance policies, we offer a variety of coverages from transportation expenses and rideshare services coverage to pet injury coverage and roadside assistance for vehicle breakdowns.
  • Home insurance – We offer broad base policies for homes, apartments and condos with options for customers to expand their protection with higher limits and additional coverages.
  • Business insurance – We offer coverage for property and vehicles and products for liability risks, workers’ compensation and data breach expenses. We also offer a suite of enhanced coverages and services for particular types of businesses like restaurants, veterinary owners, auto repair shops and wholesalers.
  • Life insurance – Our life insurance programs include term life plans with competitive guaranteed rates, term length choices and conversion options; universal life and whole life plans with payment flexibility; and flexible and single premium tax-deferred annuities with guaranteed interest rates. 

Financial support

We offer several financial assistance programs designed to help qualifying candidates start a business. Other programs help established insurance agencies looking to hire more staff or open additional office locations.

And if you’re willing to work hard, there is no limit to your earnings potential. You could earn a competitive commission and supplement your income with bonus opportunities.


You will have access to an array of free or low-cost marketing materials and programs that can be customized for your agency. Plus, you’ll receive guidance from your local sales team.

We’ll also work with you on marketing campaigns that are focused on building brand awareness through cost-effective advertising, digital marketing and community involvement. To help you keep up with evolving trends in digital marketing, we’ll provide suggestions on how you can develop a strong online presence.

All of this is part of the support we provide to help your business thrive in your territory and community.

Erie Insurance agents are independent contractors and not employees. All Erie Insurance agents are subject to all terms and policies as outlined in the Erie Insurance Agency Agreement.

Claims service

When it comes time to help a customer recover from an accident or a natural disaster, you’ll be backed by our trained claims team—24/7. Our employees are ready to settle claims quickly and fairly. They also keep pace with emerging property and automotive trends and new loss adjustment tools and techniques through ongoing training. With all this expertise, you can count on ERIE to help your customers get back on track after a loss.

Ease of doing business

With our quick turnaround on quotes and policies, we make it easy for you to do business. You’ll have access to proprietary systems and software so you can process quotes, applications, endorsements and renewals online from your office. We also offer eSignature options for customers, and we will handle your billing and payment collections.

Through our agent website, you’ll have access to product information, current rates, marketing materials and online training. Technical innovations are also important to us. We’re always looking for ways to improve our processes to provide better service for our agents and customers.