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Insurance Q&A With Clay Snellings

Clay Snellings giving an insurance Q&A

We often receive similar questions from clients about how to get started with insurance, what types of coverage they need, and what our process looks like. Insurance can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be with the right team by your side. 

We interviewed our CEO, Clay Snellings, to help you gain a better understanding of a few of the most common insurance questions. Clay has been in the insurance world for 35 years and leads to inspire confidence in others so their potential is released.  

Insurance Q&A with Clay Snellings: 

Where should I begin when purchasing insurance for my business?

Call an insurance agent that you trust and who has the experience and resources to meet your needs. Usually, a referral from a trusted advisor is a good way to start.

What are the advantages to using a broker to purchase insurance?

Using an independent broker brings more options. A qualified broker will have access to the best insurance companies who will provide the coverage and pricing that is best. Also, a good broker will check in with you at least annually to update your coverage to meet your changing needs. To learn more about selecting a broker vs. an agent, click here. 

What steps should I take to insure my growing business?

Start with a conversation with your broker. Make sure the broker has a complete picture of your business from sales, payrolls, property values, products, and services. Also, contracts that you might have with customers or vendors that contain insurance requirements on your company.

What types of business insurance do I need?

Well, that depends, of course. Generally, you will need: Property, General Liability, Workers Comp, Auto, Crime, Management Liability which would include Employment Practices, D&O, and Cyber coverage. To learn more about how to choose the right business insurance depending on your business size, click here. 

What is it like to work with the Snellings Walters team?

I think our Why statement sums it up the best: We lead to inspire confidence, so your potential is unleashed. When working with our team, you should be confident that we have evaluated and solved the insurance needs of your business so that you can unleash your potential on your business.

What makes Snellings Walters’ approach to insurance different?

Our company values, our people, and our process make us different. Our values are authentic, accountable, curious, and engaged. We believe in being true to ourselves, owning our part, seeking to understand, and having a more than-me attitude in everything we do. Our people live out these values each day in both their professional and personal lives. And lastly, our process is unique – we are the only commercial insurance and employee benefits company that energizes with a proven process. Growth is personal for us. 

Have additional questions about insurance? We would love to help answer them! Check out our blog resources here or contact our team here.