Over the weekend, I read a blog post not related to the insurance industry about the different people you might encounter in your life. As part of the post, the author listed several “types” of people – the temperamental child, the moody teenager, the hippie-turned-teacher, etc. And one of the people that the author included in her list was “The sleazy insurance salesman.”
Not even just salesman, insurance salesman specifically.
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this claim. Back in April, we published a story exploring Gen Y’s opinions about insurance agents – and nearly everyone I interviewed described agents using negative words. Even though most of them did their insurance shopping online (or not at all) and had never worked with an agent, their impression of agents was very specific – and not flattering.