Carl Poch
Gold Camp Insurance
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Halloween is coming
No 'spooky' insurance sold at this agency!

About Gold Camp Insurance
I was first licensed as an insurance agent back in 1957 (wow! that's 61 years ago).  Back then there were  no computers and we looked up premium rates in manuals attempting to copy them correctly.  As much as computers frustrate all of us, it really is better now.

I retired and moved permanently to Cripple Creek in the spring of 2005.   I decided to open an insurance agency - the only agency within a 25 mile radius of Cripple Creek.  Which I guess makes me the "best" agent in town!  Until I partnered with the Barrett Bartels agency, I was only available in the mornings.

Initially, I chose Farmer's Insurance as my exclusive company.  While they are a fine company, forcing everyone's coverage into only what Farmer's offered was doing a disservice to you, my clients.  In 2011, I  became an independent agent offering the coverage of many fine companies.  I'd been a captive agent before back in the Chicago area; I'd also been independent before.  

​If you are not familiar with how insurance agents are 'divided up', you might want to read this:

There are different kinds of insurance agents and the type you choose can have an impact on your overall experience as a policyholder.

Captive Agents –    

Captive insurance agents are restricted to offering only one company’s insurance products. In addition, captive agents may also be required to sell other products from that company, such as life insurance and investment plans - quotas placed on captive agents result in them attempting to sell you products you don't want. While these agents may be very knowledgeable about their policies and have good products, they are limited in terms of what they can offer you.

Independent Agents –             

Unlike captive agents, local independent agents can offer you products from a variety of different insurance companies such as Progressive, Foremost, Dairyland and Metropolitan.  Local independent agents can better serve your needs, because they can review different policies and pricing options, and recommend the best combination for you. That's the real value in choosing local independent agents – they offer knowledgeable advice and personalized service.

I'm proud to be Independent and that means I represent YOU not any one COMPANY!  My job is to provide you with the right coverage at the lowest price and, having many companies to choose from allows me to do that job.

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Examples would be State Farm, Allstate, American Family, Farm Bureau and Farmers