What does an ancient Roman have to do with your insurance advice?
If you paid attention in school, you can skip this section. All others may still remember Cicero. There was that one time... Latin class? No, not the one who set fire to Rome (that was Nero) and not the one with Cleopatra (Caesar). Cicero was a writer, philosopher, politician and lawyer, famous for his treatises on rhetoric, the art of speech.
How good is your insurance advice? Just find out.
If you paid attention in school, you can skip this section. Everyone else might just remember Cicero. There was that one time... Latin class? No, not the one who set fire to Rome (that was Nero) and not the one with Cleopatra (Caesar). Cicero was a writer, philosopher, politician and lawyer, famous mainly for his treatises on rhetoric, the art of speech.
So let's ramble on, because what does Cicero have to do with you and your insurance? Funnily enough, in Switzerland there is a seal of approval for insurance consultants called Cicero. Just as Max Havelaar shows you that your bananas come from fair production, Cicero guarantees you that the person you are talking to has a clue about the subject. Unfortunately, this is not a matter of course, because by no means everyone who advises you on retirement planning and insurance is competent.
To be on the Cicero register, it is not enough for someone to have obtained a financial advisor's diploma in 1977 and have been collecting dust ever since. You also have to continue your education on a regular basis. The requirements are high and serve to ensure quality in the industry.
What can you do? The best thing you can do is check here to see if your consultant is registered. If not: watch out. We would not trust this person with our finances or sensitive personal information around an insurance policy. When it comes to insurance and pensions, incompetent advice can be very, very expensive.
We are only writing all this because our entire consulting team is Cicero-certified. It goes without saying that we wouldn't let someone operate on our hearts just because they watched a few videos on YouTube. By the way, that was a comparison, a rhetorical stylistic device - so it fits with Cicero.