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12 Post author: Normal_Anomaly 18 June 2011 06:58PM

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Comment author: Alicorn 19 June 2011 01:32:29AM 13 points [-]

Rudi Hoffman is ... a pleasure to work with.

YMMV. I found him so unpleasant that I used a different insurance guy rather than continue interacting with him.

Comment author: jsalvatier 21 June 2011 06:18:49PM 8 points [-]

It may be helpful to others if you describe what you found unpleasant about him.

Comment author: Alicorn 21 June 2011 06:22:21PM *  25 points [-]

He was very sales-y, trying to build up a personal rapport with me, and he was bad at it. (Example: I told him that I worked for Singinst, and then later he was talking about Singularity University like the fact that he knew to mention it was a point in his favor, when it in fact had nothing to do with me.)

He also reacted in a way I found suspicious when I received third-party information to the effect that his proposed insurance rates weren't any good and I wanted to wait and do more research.

Comment author: Adele_L 05 June 2014 01:09:06AM 0 points [-]

Who did you end up going through? Was their service satisfying?

Comment author: Alicorn 05 June 2014 07:10:03AM 1 point [-]

I have insurance through New York Life, who oblige me by conducting business without any recourse to telephones. I'm not actually sure I'm getting a particularly good price, but it's within my means and I only have to think about it once annually.