Monthly Archives: November 2015

How Michigan Is Battling High Car Insurance Quotes

; Michigan drivers face some of the highest car insurance quotes in the country, and after a decade of debate, state lawmakers are again revving up efforts to fix the problem. This year, proponents of changes in the state’s auto insurance system are hopeful. “We do feel like there’s some positive momentum now,” Insurance Institute… Read More »

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Expert FAQ: How Will Depopulating Citizens Insurance Affect Florida?

; After years of historic storms – and historic clean-up costs – flood insurance has become a part of the national conversation. Florida residents are no exception. Recent estimates indicate that Citizens Property Insurance Corporation – Florida’s state-run property insurance company, which offers subsidized rates to members – falls at least $1.5 billion short of… Read More »

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State Farm Makes Plans to Collect Car Insurance Customer Data for Ads

; State Farm has developed plans to collect customer data, allowing advertisers to create highly targeted pitches based on where, when and how people drive. In a patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, State Farm proposes gathering information about drivers’ routes and stops from vehicles’ sensors, navigation systems, cameras or other… Read More »

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Insurance Industry, Homeowners Coming to Grips With Climate Change

; Shopping for a new home? You probably have a few questions about the properties you consider: How many bedrooms are there? What about bathrooms? How are the schools? And perhaps you should add one more: How will the house stand up to climate change? Although the causes may be subject to debate, there is… Read More »

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Are Auto Insurance Verification Programs a Good Idea?

; Auto insurance is mandatory for almost every driver in the United States, yet nearly 30 million Americans don’t have it. According to estimates from the Insurance Research Council, these drivers cost $2.6 billion in uninsured motorist claims. And, unfortunately, not everyone hit by an uninsured driver is covered for their losses. States have experimented… Read More »

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What Do Bicyclists Need to Know About Insurance?

; Bike commuting increased 38% between 2000 and 2012, according to the latest Census data, with 298,000 new people pedaling to work. More people are taking up two-wheeled transportation for good reasons. Not only is it an opportunity for exercise, but it’s often cheaper than driving or public transit. However, one bad accident can erase… Read More »

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Getting Your First Auto Insurance Quote

; You have your first real job and apartment. Or you’ve graduated and moved back in with your folks. Is it time to leave your parents’ policy and get your own car insurance quote? Here’s what you need to know. Do you need your own policy? You can stay on your parents’ policy as long… Read More »

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