Three Reasons You Want an Insurance Middle ManThree Reasons You Want an Insurance Middle Man

What if you had someone that actually helped you, who didn't have to answer to one company to fit your needs?

The term "middle man" usually has a negative connotation, suggesting that things get needlessly complicated or expensive if one shows up. We think the middle man gets a bad rap because quite frankly, none of this is true. What if you had someone that actually helped you, who didn't have to answer to one company to fit your needs? You know it's important to have the right coverage to match your aircraft and flying style. Whether you rent your aircraft to other pilots, belong to a flying club, or fly it for family vacations, there are a lot of things to consider when selecting the right insurance to match your needs. You can quickly wind up overpaying for coverage you don't need or even worse – not get the coverage you expected, especially if the agent you're working with only represents one insurance company.  If you do it alone, you are stuck with one option and as pilots know from flying, having many options is very important.

That's why we think having a middle man is a good thing, and here are three big reasons why:

  • Options, options, options By going at it alone, you will only have access to one insurance market. However, by using a middle man (a broker in this case) we have access to several markets that are not available to the public, unless of course they use a "middleman". Make just one call to us and we'll take over from there, getting quotes, and we'll put together a policy that best suits your needs.
  • We customize. As an independent insurance agency, we work with all of the leading aviation insurance companies, not just one..  Because of our longstanding, strong relationships, we can get you coverages to fit your aviation insurance needs.
  • We're on your side. We'll get to know you, find out what's most important to you, and make your best interests and needs our first priority, not the insurance companies'. And contrary to popular believe, aircraft insurance middlemen don't increase the cost. At least not at AOPA Insurance – the price quoted from the carrier is the exact price we quote you!
Sometimes, the middle man can make your life easier. It's nice to have someone on your side. Give us a call at 800.622.AOPA (2672) or visit, and let us give you a hand with all your insurance needs.
Jim Pinegar

Jim Pinegar

Vice President & Director of Operations of AOPA Insurance Services

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