(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX) The Consumer Team radio program has become known as a source for great consumer deals. As Consumer Team host Pete Thomson says on-the-air, “The Consumer Team exists to save our listeners time, money and grief in their consumer lives.” In the area of homeowners and automobile insurance, The Consumer Team has certainly delivered. According to Thomson, Consumer Team listeners have the opportunity to save thousands of dollars.
Roger Harkins, owner of Tri-Star Insurance, is a frequent guest on The Consumer Team. According to Thomson, Harkins and his Tri-Star team have been able to save Consumer Team listeners significant amounts of money. Thomson added, “For people with good credit and a larger home, the savings can be huge. Eight years ago, I had my homeowners and auto insurance with Allstate. Allstate is certainly a good company, but I was paying way too much. I called Tri-Star Insurance for a comparison quote and they saved me $3,000 a year. And with Tri-Star, they were able to get me more coverage too. And now, after 8 years, I’ve saved over $24,000 just because of Tri-Star Insurance and their ability to get the best insurance coverage for the best price.”
The reason for the big savings, according to Thomson, is that many consumers are insured by the ‘direct writers’, insurance companies such as Allstate, State Farm, Farmers and Nationwide that give the consumer no alternatives. Thomson continued, “Direct writers have a captive market. They only sell their one brand and because of this the consumer can oftentimes pay way too much. With the help of our Tri-Star Insurance Professionals, we’re giving consumers the chance to get a comparison quote and save a lot of money.”
In 2012, State Farm’s rates increased for some consumers by over 30%. According to Thomson, this opened up a lot of people’s eyes. He said, “The 2012 rate increases really woke up a lot of folks. When you see your insurance bill go up by over 30%, it gets your attention. Fortunately, Roger Harkins and the Tri-Star Insurance Professionals have been there to help our listeners save money.”
According to Thomson, Tri-Star’s designation as a ‘trusted choice’ agency is a huge benefit to the consumer. Thomson said, “As a trusted choice agent, Tri-Star Insurance Professionals represents top-rated insurance companies which compete to earn the consumer’s business. Tri-Star is committed to offering the consumer competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and unparalleled advocacy. Put another way, when consumers do business with Tri-Star Insurance, they win.”
Beyond the cost savings, Thomson says Tri-Star Insurance Professionals has helped consumers in several other ways. Thomson said, “Many consumers are not only paying too much for insurance but they’re under-insured. Tri-Star Insurance is very diligent about making sure that consumers have the proper coverages.” Additionally, Tri-Star Insurance is able to offer big savings on commercial insurance. Thomson encourages business owners to get a comparison quote. He said, “The same savings logic applies to commercial insurance. Anyone who owns a business needs to call Tri-Star and talk to John Coyle who heads up Tri-Star’s commercial division.”
To reach Tri-Star Insurance Professionals, call 214-387-0400 or go to http://www.tristarins.com. The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7PM Central on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas-Ft. Worth. For information on The Consumer Team, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.