June 20, 2013
Brenda J. Jennings
A little trick of the trade is that when requesting quotes, never rely solely on the application to present your information. A follow-up phone call with the insurance broker is the best method for getting the best coverage. Particularly if you’re a new pilot, insuring a new type of airplane, or plan on flying to new places.
To be sure the insurer is a good match for you, you’ll want to discuss several items.
Once you have covered those questions, here are some more tips for being a savvy shopper.
Visit the AOPA Insurance Services website for more information.
Brenda J. Jennings is an aviation insurance professional with more than 35 years of experience.
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