Auto Insurance News

After the Flood, Be Wary of Fraud

Posted Oct. 6, 2017 by Jason Metz

Unfortunately, amid natural disaster, there’s also an opportunistic side to our human nature. We see this in the form of fly-by-night contractors, “Storm-Chasers” who take advantage of homeowners, or car salesmen selling flood damaged cars while not disclosing it.

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Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in 9 Years

Posted March 17, 2017 by Ashley Kane

The National Safety Council announced their estimated traffic deaths for 2016. Approximately 40,200 people died in crashes last year, an increase of 6% over 2015 and a 14% increase since 2014. This is the highest amount in nearly a decade.

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Montana Bill Requires Car Insurance Rates Be Based on Driving History

Posted March 6, 2017 by Ashley Kane

A new bill in Montana would require all insurance companies to set auto insurance rates based on a motorist’s driving record. Currently, car insurance providers in Montana take many factors into consideration when determining premiums, including personal behaviors and characteristics.

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Distracted Drivers Are Hiking Auto Insurance Rates

Posted March 2, 2017 by Ashley Kane

Distracted drivers are causing car insurance rates to rise. American drivers are on their phones texting, emailing, and using apps more than ever before, and they are getting into more accidents because of it. Insurers then need to raise rates.

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Millennials, Not Teens, Are the Most Distracted Drivers, AAA Study Finds

Posted March 1, 2017 by Ashley Kane

A new study finds that millennial drivers are the worst behaved drivers in the nation. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88% of drivers aged 19 to 24 engage in risky driving behavior on the road.

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A Not-At-Fault Car Crash May Still Raise Your Premium, Study Says

Posted Feb. 21, 2017 by Ashley Kane

recent study by the Consumer Federation of America found that many auto insurance companies raise premiums when drivers get into car accidents, even when those accidents are not their fault. The study analyzed quotes in ten cities.

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NJ Drivers Pay the Highest Premiums in the Country

Posted Feb. 16, 2017 by Ashley Kane

A new report found that New Jersey drivers have paid the highest car insurance premiums in the nation for five consecutive years. The NAIC analyzed rates from 2010 to 2014 and found that the Garden State paid more per vehicle.

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Colorado Car Insurance Rates Increasing by 15%

Posted Feb. 3, 2017 by Ashley Kane

On average, drivers can expect to pay 15% or more on their next policy. Why the rate hike? The number of filed claims in Colorado is increasing, in part because of the growing number of people moving to the state.

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Arizona May Increase Mandated Auto Insurance

Posted Jan. 24, 2017 by Ashley Kane

State lawmakers in Arizona want drivers to purchase more auto insurance to pay for the harm they cause to others in car accidents. Currently, Arizona drivers only need to purchase liability coverage at figures that have not changed since 1972.

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U.S. DOT Announces New Federal Committee of Automation

Posted Jan. 18, 2017 by Ashley Kane

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it is establishing a new advisory committee focused on automation across several modes. The committee plans to work on and discuss a number of different matters relating to automation and transportation.

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