Ben Zitney
Benjamin Zitney has been covering the auto insurance industry for more than two years. He came to Online Auto Insurance News after getting his bachelor's degree in journalism from California State University Long Beach, where he worked for three years at the campus news publication, the Daily Forty-Niner, as a copy editor, news editor and reporter. At the Forty-Niner, Benjamin’s reporting focus was on economic trends and chronicling the turbulent relationship between the California Legislature and the California State University system. At the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, he researched 30 years’ worth of agency documents and records and interviewed past and present employees in order to construct an extensive company history of the 30-year-old municipal insurance entity. Benjamin is committed to applying his journalistic experience to bring readers relevant and breaking reports at Online Auto Insurance News.
Latest News by Ben Zitney
MetroMile’s pay-per-mile auto coverage is now available in Washington state, according to a Tuesday announcement in which the car insurance provider also unveiled new services. MetroMile is geared to...Read More »
Progressive reported a $36 million gain in income for October compared to the year-before period, a stellar 47 percent increase that overcame shrinkage in investments and higher expenses. Last month’s...Read More »
A recently released product from Verisk Analytics puts an eye on fraud earlier in the process that consumers use to buy an auto insurance policy, automatically screening new policies for the potential...Read More »
Liberty Mutual’s third-quarter profit grew by 3.4 percent compared to last year, with part of that growth due to better performance in its personal auto sector, the insurer reported Wednesday in its...Read More »
The number of people who shopped for auto insurance fell between 2012 and 2013, according to the latest results from research firm comScore’s Online Auto Insurance Shopping Report, which was...Read More »
The Nevada Division of Insurance (DOI) will be reviewing how insurers apply surcharges to drivers who’ve been caught texting or talking on a phone while driving, according to a bulletin...Read More »
New car coverage consumers are less happy with their purchases because of rising prices that are also increasingly pushing consumers to get auto insurance quotes, according to a Thursday report...Read More »
An appeals court ruling handed down in an Ohio auto insurance case this week upholds what some might call an interesting interpretation of what it means to occupy a vehicle. In the case, the...Read More »
Progressive reported its profits for August were a whopping 51 percent below its August 2012 profits, underperforming by $72.4 million. The insurer reported the results on Thursday. The sharp...Read More »