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Insurance - where to get the best quotes

I'm in the process of leaving my current company and therefore will no longer be eligible to access the "special employee discount" for the car insurances.

I have 3 cars (2 of those with interchangeable plates). What are the best (cheaper) options on getting insurance for it?

Online? Agent?

Any feedback/experiences or insurers to avoid?

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Re: Insurance - where to get the best quotes

Comparis.ch helps consumers to compare auto insurance rates:

https://en.comparis.ch/autoversicherung/default.aspx
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Re: Insurance - where to get the best quotes

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What are the best (cheaper) options on getting insurance for it?

Online? Agent?
Start with online comparison sites such as https://www.comparis.ch/ - and then go trawling through the online (direct) insurance market one by one as many are not to be found on the comparison sites (Baloise or Helvetia being one example, I think)

Independent brokers (i.e. humans ) are probably worse than direct insurance - they need to survive (based on commissions) and need a lot of time, comparatively speaking to produce a result. This would make them comparatively expensive to use.

Insurance company-tied brokers are different - by consolidating every single one of your insurance policies with a single company, you might be able to save on the _whole lot_ (global optimization vs local optimization)

FWIW, https://www.elvia.ch/ (which used to be Allianz24) is cheapest for me / my needs, special discounts with other insurers due to affiliation notwithstanding.

(General rule, no longer applicable to you: don't think that an employer discount gives you the best _market_ rate)
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(General rule, no longer applicable to you: don't think that an employer discount gives you the best _market_ rate)
agreed, but it's usually the most hassle free, and the rate although not the best is not bad.

Given however the corporate re-structure we are going thru, it will no longer be an option... or I'll simply have to live with "market rates" and not change policy.
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Re: Insurance - where to get the best quotes

Alltough, direct insurance is cheaper, they will also offer not as good protection. For comparision look at the depreciation tables (very important for casco coverage) and the bonus steps models.


Once you have ball park figures from comapris and some quotes from direct insurer, pick up the phone a call the nearest Generalagentur of various insurance companies to meet an agent and get more quotes. YPu will be suprised how agents react once they see the offer of an other insurance company.
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Try both an agent and comparison. Use comparis quotes to baseline what your agent can do to be a little creative.
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