Dirk and Canon, Insurance Detectives™

My name is Jack Thomas and I oversee an independent insurance agency in Cincinnati. I’m an author, blogger, agency principal, and Insurance writer. Currently I am working on a book and a pilot video series called Dirk and Canon Insurance Detectives™ Dirk and Canon Insurance Detectives™ is a pilot video series that will clearly show the Read more..

Buying Insurance Direct May Not Be Your Best Option

Local insurance agents offer better prices than GEICO, Progressive Direct, and Esurance. Don’t be fooled by slick TV advertising! Convenience does not guarantee best price. We most certainly live in a very fast-paced society. Although the economy is facing one of the worst recessions in recent history, convenience is still something that we all desire. Read more..

Who Offers the Best Price on Car Insurance?

With an abundance of television advertisements nonstop from some of the top players in the insurance industry one could conclude that he who advertises the most has the best rates on car insurance. Evidently many consumers agree with that notion as well. In 2008 GEICO not only grew policies in force by 8.2% but at Read more..

Rate Shopping Comparison

We are bombarded with television advertisements from insurance companies who sell car insurance directly to the public. Do such companies offer a better value compared to insurance companies who use agents exclusively to sell policies locally in your community? Some car insurance shoppers may assume this is true, so we decided to put these companies Read more..

Tickets / Accidents

How might tickets and accidents affect your car insurance premiums? One speeding ticket in the last three years will likely not have a significant impact on your car insurance rates, unless it is a teenage driver. However, multiple tickets and accidents most certainly will impact your rates. If you have experienced a large increase in Read more..