Officials: Etch Your VIN and Stow Your Valuables to Fight Car Theft
The best thing for drivers to do is stow their valuables to fight a new way that criminals are breaking into cars, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Criminals are using “scanner boxes” to “pop some factory-made electronic locks in seconds,” according to the NICB. The devices use technology for...Read More »
Report: Mass. Auto Rates Dipped After ’08, but Crept Up Since
What You Need to Know: In 2008, Massachusetts deregulated its auto insurance marketplace and insurers poured into the state to offer drivers coverage. Average prices dived after deregulation, but the Boston Globe recently reported that they have inched back up nearly to pre-deregulation levels. Recent figures show the average...Read More »
This month, New Jersey drivers get one more option when they shop for auto insurance. August brings Nationwide to the Garden State, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (NJDOBI) announced in a press release. Marketing for auto...Read More »
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Nationwide Begins Selling New Jersey Auto Insurance This Month

This month, New Jersey drivers get one more option when they shop for auto insurance. August brings Nationwide to the Garden State, the New Jersey Department... Read More »

Mich. Crash Case Raises Questions about Insurance on Scooters

What You Need to Know: A man is seeking benefits from insurers in Michigan for injuries sustained when a car hit him in his motorized scooter. The insurers... Read More »

South Carolina Crackdown: Police Stings Target Ridesharing

Police are warning the public about the insurance-related risks of ridesharing service Uber, according to South Carolina news reports. Charleston police... Read More »
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Report: GEICO Outspent Other P/C Insurers in Ads in 2013

GEICO spent hundreds of millions more in advertising dollars last year than other personal insurance carriers, according to a recent report. GEICO’s... Read More »

Profits Up for Allstate in 4Q, Progressive in January

Recently released financial results from Allstate and Progressive show profits increased at both car insurers, the former seeing fourth-quarter gains and... Read More »

Progressive’s Slumping Dec. Profits Doesn’t Dampen 4Q Results

Car insurance company Progressive reported this week that its December profits slumped by 5 percent while its fourth-quarter profits jumped by 20 percent... Read More »
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Next for Newly Licensed Immigrant Drivers: Car Insurance

Lines are long outside of Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices in Nevada and Maryland, where media outlets are reporting an influx of undocumented... Read More »

Insurers Say CFA ‘Ignores’ Benefits of Credit-based Pricing

The typical driver can face a wide range of prices when buying auto insurance simply depending on the state of their credit. The Consumer Federation of... Read More »

Consumer Group to Car Insurance Regulators: Be More Like California

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) says in a new study that it can explain why auto insurance rates have risen some 43 percent across the country... Read More »
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Car Insurance Tips for Texas, North Carolina Drivers After Floods

Car insurance isn’t your go-to fix just for collisions. You can turn to the comprehensive coverage part of your car insurance policy to help you with... Read More »

Study: Teen Driver Crash Risk Rises in Smaller Cars

What you need to know: New research shows teens’ crash risk increases when they drive smaller cars. Teenagers are more likely to have the least... Read More »

Car Recalls: What to Do and the Importance of the Recall Notice

What you need to know: Research your car make and model for recall notices and pay attention to any recall notices you get. It might save you the trouble... Read More »