Watson Insurance Agency
Your trusted independent insurance agency for 85+ years.
When Watson Insurance Agency opened in 1934, Thomas Craig Watson, Sr. had a vision of a full-service agency that provided effective risk management and comprehensive insurance solutions, backed by building trusted relationships. 85+ years and three generations later, we are proud to uphold this same vision.
As one of the largest independent agencies in the Southeast, we take pride in having a team of leaders in the industry. We are focused on being at the leading edge of the changes in technology and the insurance world, providing you with online policy management and claims services.
A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t apply when it comes to insurance, which is why you’ll always get our undivided attention. Here at Watson Insurance Agency, we take a proactive approach when helping you develop a strategy to address all your insurance needs. Are you ready to protect what’s important to you? Get in touch with us today to get started.
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We are committed to protecting what’s important and helping you navigate these uncertain times. You can count on us to serve your needs across North Carolina and South Carolina.
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“I have been a customer for several years now and they have always been there to help and they are also very responsive to new insurance needs.”Jordan Jackson
“Always looking for ways to save you money and to recommend coverage for the risks in your life you may have overlooked. Excellent customer service.”Grant Applewhite
“We have been with Watson for 30+ years and during that time we have always received exceptional service. They go out of their way to find you best and most affordable rates.”Colleen Taylor
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“We have looked to Watson for our insurance needs for 20+ years. The Watson staff have always been friendly and helpful and have earned my trust over the years.”
– David Franklin
The Watson Way
Since 1934, we’ve held true to our founding traditions, and we continue our dedication to the needs of our clients and our community.
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We are dedicated to serving our clients and our communities, because we truly care about helping you protect what’s most important to you.
We take a team-oriented approach to helping you with a wide variety of needs as you navigate the complex world of insurance.
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Providing for Your Family
Raising a child is a rewarding and important life experience. It is also very expensive. The average cost of raising a child, born in 2013, to age 18 is more than $300,000. If you were to die tomorrow, would your spouse be able to provide food, clothes, daycare, and eventually college tuition for your child? In 2013, the average cost of tuition, fees, room and board for a private college was $41,412 per year.
Having life insurance could secure the future for your children if you have an untimely death. With a life insurance policy, there would be enough income to help pay for everything your child could need while growing up.
After your death, any outstanding debt and financial obligations do not disappear. Your home is probably the costliest and most significant property you own. A mortgage payment is a large burden for a widow or widower to carry.
A life insurance policy would allow your spouse or children to pay off your outstanding debts and spare them the stress of making monthly payments on the home and car(s).
Many families lease or finance their automobiles these days. If the primary earner in the family were to die, the family could be left with outstanding car payments for years to come.
A life insurance policy would allow your spouse or children to pay off your outstanding debts and spare them the stress of making monthly payments on your car(s).
The average funeral costs about $10,000. That high price is for standard things, not unnecessary options or luxurious services. A death in the family is stressful enough; why add the hefty bill of a funeral to that stress?
A life insurance policy can easily cover the cost of a funeral. Your family will be able to think of you and have peace of mind without being burdened by funeral costs.
Protecting Your Retirement Savings
Once you retire, you will be living off social security, and if you are lucky to have them, a pension or retirement fund, too. But what if the surviving spouse has been relying on you to fund retirement for the couple? Premature death of an earner can affect sources of retirement benefits such as Social Security benefits.
Life insurance can help support a surviving spouse during his or her retirement.
Protecting Your Small Business
If you passed away, would your business suffer? There are many complications and financial issues that can arise due to the death of a business owner. Many people overlook this predicament.
A life insurance policy can keep a business moving along even during tough times, such as the loss of the business owner/partner. Key person life insurance is payable to the company and provides money for training and hiring of a new employee. A buy-sell agreement, funded by life insurance, allows the other partners in the business to buy the deceased’s share of the business, which will provide money for his or her family.
Spousal Support / Income Replacement
Many people mistakenly think that they don’t need life insurance if they don’t have children or if their children are grown. However, your financial responsibilities fall to your family when you are gone.
Life insurance can replace the income you would usually bring in and help support your spouse or adult children. Keeping your loved ones living in the way they are accustomed to is an important thing to think about.
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