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What Is Usage-Based Insurance (UBI)?

Posted Dec 17, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Car insurance companies that support UBI use telematics to discern individual driving behavior. Telematics is the combination of GPS and communication technology that allows information about a vehicle (and therefore its driver) to be transmitted to the insurer.

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What Is Full Coverage Auto Insurance?

Posted Dec 12, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

“Full coverage” is one of these notorious misnomers of the auto insurance world. If you think you can purchase one type of car insurance to protect yourself and your vehicle in any circumstance, time to read up on the real definition of “full coverage.”

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How to Become an Uber or uberX Driver

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Back in May, Uber calculated that, at its current rate, their platform generates 20,000 jobs per month. As the popularity of Uber and other ridesharing services (Lyft, Sidecar) takes off, and the companies boast their positive impact on the economy, many drivers have eagerly cashed in on the craze.

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What Is Stacked Insurance?

Posted Sep 24, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

EverQuote spoke with Stephen Galante, Vice President of Ralph J Galante Insurance Agency Inc. in Cambridge, MA to find out more about stacking and its precarious standing in some states.

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What Happens When Your Car Is Repossessed?

Posted Aug 11, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Car repossession is a difficulty that quickly spreads into other areas of your life. Since finding yourself in danger of auto repossession requires swift and informed action, we spoke with several consumer advocacy lawyers to find out how to deal with auto repossession, what rights you have if it happens to you, and how to prevent a repossession before it's too late.

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What Is Comprehensive Car Insurance?

Posted Aug 04, 2014 by Matt Cullen

Hearing the term "comprehensive car insurance" probably makes your eyelids droop or your wallet cringe, but it's a term you don't want to write off. Knowing what's covered by comprehensive coverage will help you determine what car insurance policy is right for you.

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Am I Insured When Driving Abroad?

Posted Jul 21, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

The thought of driving on the other side of the road is more thrilling than getting the proper insurance to do it. Because getting insured on a rental a car internationally comes with more complications than getting insured on a rental in the United States, get prepared well ahead of time with the proper coverage for your international adventure. Here's what you should consider.

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Does Credit Score Affect Car Insurance Rates?

Posted Jul 14, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

Does your credit score affect your car insurance premium? Yes. Unless you live in California, Hawaii, or Massachusetts, states that have banned insurers from using credit data to price premiums, your credit score plays a role in how much you pay for car insurance, for better or worse. Now here's what to do.

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Should I File an Auto Insurance Claim?

Posted Jul 08, 2014 by Alexis O'Connell

It seems simple enough: you pay for car insurance so that if something happens to your car, it’s covered by your insurance company, right? Not quite. In some cases, it's better to pay out of pocket to avoid a premium increase. Consult our list of guidelines to determine if filing a claim with your carrier will be beneficial.

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Should I Get Insurance When Renting a Car?

Posted Jun 23, 2014 by Matt Cullen

To get rental insurance or not to get rental insurance? Travelers looking to borrow wheels are divided on the answer. Before you make your decision, know the rental insurance basics and read up on the coverage that you might not know you have.

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