Janet Hunt

Expertise: Insurance
Education: Insurance Specialty Training Institute of Louisiana, University of Phoenix
Location: De Ridder, Louisiana


  • Janet Hunt has been working in, and writing about, the insurance industry for over 20 years
  • Her career has spanned customer service and personal lines of insurance to writing about insurance industry trends and reviewing insurance companies
  • She received her Property and Casualty license from the Insurance Specialty Training Institute of Louisiana 


Janet began her career in insurance more than 20 years ago at a local GEICO branch as a customer service representative, selling personal lines of insurance. She now focuses on covering insurance industry news, researching and reviewing insurance companies, and writing about other insurance industry topics. In addition to her work for The Balance, Janet has written insurance articles for a number of top online publications, including The Houston Chronicle.


Janet received her Property and Casualty license in 1995 after attending Insurance Specialty Training Institute of Louisiana. She also has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and she keeps on top of the latest insurance industry news, trends and regulations through continuing education classes about insurance.

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