GEARHART — Ross Knutsen of Knutsen Insurance completed a 30-week course, adding to his skills in general and in commercial insurance specifically.
Knutsen finished Liberty Mutual’s comprehensive Accredited Adviser in Insurance course in August. He handles personal insurance and completed the course to help make the transition to commercial insurance.
The company is an independent agency offering products from a variety of companies. One size does not fit all, Knutsen said, so having options is important.
He acknowledges clients have more options, such as the Internet, for buying insurance. There’s still value to being able to talk a professional in the insurance business, he said. You can buy online, but you’re not sure exactly what you’re getting. He advises talking to someone to sure make you’re getting what you need.
“When you’re talking about your livelihood you want to make sure your indemnified in case of a loss,” he said.
Knutsen is quick to share the spotlight with the other agents in the company.
“They’re the lifeblood of the company,” he said.
The Gearhart office, 3410 US 101 N., has 10 licensed agents. For more information call 503-738-8455. The Astoria office, 968 Commercial, has at least another 10 agents. Call 503-325-1541 for more information.