2016 Research: The Coolest as Well as the Scariest Stats

Posted Jan 17, 2017 by Ashley Kane

This year has been a momentous one for the car insurance and automotive industries. The first self-driving cars with public access hit the roads in Pittsburgh, and car insurance rates increased at the highest rate in 13 years.

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10 Big Things That Happened in the Auto Insurance & Car Industries in 2016

Posted Jan 10, 2017 by Ashley Kane

2016 was a very eventful year for the auto insurance and car industries. From the advancement of self-driving vehicles to an insurtech boom and a new transportation secretary—a lot happened in the past 12 months. Here’s a recap.

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Usage-Based Insurance Expected to Grow $123 Billion

Posted Jan 03, 2017 by Ashley Kane

A new study found that the global usage-based insurance market is expected to grow to $123 billion from 2016 to 2022. The growth is expected to be at a rate of 36.4% and North America will likely grow the fastest.

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Car Insurance Rates Increase in Illinois, Smart Cars May Be to Blame

Posted Dec 19, 2016 by Ashley Kane

If you own a car and drive in Illinois, your auto insurance rate may be higher next time you renew. Major carriers have upped their premium rates, citing an increase in filed claims that are also larger in size.

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What Is Umbrella Insurance?

Posted Dec 09, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Trust us, we know there are a lot of insurance terms out there. Perhaps, you’ve heard of umbrella insurance while learning about other forms of liability protection. Here’s a breakdown so you can decide whether or not you need it.

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New York Car Insurers Could Be Banned From Asking About Occupation

Posted Nov 21, 2016 by Ashley Kane

State regulators are questioning the practice of using occupation for pricing. The New York Department of Financial Services has asked major car insurance providers to explain why the practice of using consumers’ jobs and education to price premiums shouldn’t be prohibited.

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Does Your Job Affect Auto Insurance Rates?

Posted Nov 09, 2016 by Ashley Kane

Perhaps you’re wondering why your insurance agent asked about your job—small talk or something more? Does your occupation truly affect your car insurance rate? Remember, all insurers are simply trying to calculate your driving risk.

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Auto Insurance Claims Adjuster Negotiations

Posted Nov 04, 2016 by Ashley Kane

So you filed a claim after an accident, but you’re not happy with the car insurance settlement. Here are tips on how to deal with an adjuster and how to best negotiate for your full car’s worth.

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Parking Tickets & Auto Insurance

Posted Oct 06, 2016 by Ashley Kane

We all know the feeling. You returned to your meter a few minutes late, but the reader expired and there’s a bright orange ticket on your dash. Or you were stressed out driving in an unfamiliar city and parked illegally.

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Running a Red Light, Stop Sign & Auto Insurance

Posted Sep 23, 2016 by Ashley Kane

It’s a split second decision. The traffic signal a block or two ahead changes to yellow—you either hit the brakes to slow down or you speed up. Approximately, 63 people die each month due to red light running crashes.

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