Janet Hunt

Janet Hunt has been working in and writing about the insurance industry for over 20 years. Her career has spanned from customer service and personal lines insurance, to covering insurance industry trends and reviewing insurance companies. 


  • Janet has been the Insurance Companies Expert for The Balance (and prior to that, About.com) since 2012 
  • She has written insurance articles for a number of online publications including The Houston Chronicle
  • She received her Property and Casualty license from the Insurance Specialty Training Institute of Louisiana 


Janet began her career at a local GEICO branch as a customer service representative, selling personal lines 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.

Expertise: Insurance
Education: University of Phoenix

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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