Ben Zitney
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
A West Virginia legislative committee gave the thumbs-up this week to a proposal that would increase the minimum amount of car insurance West Virginia drivers are required to carry. Currently, West Virginia...Read More »
Phone-related distracted driving may be far more prevalent in the U.S. than in seven European countries, according to new research. The research, the result of two surveys conducted in 2011 and published...Read More »
Educational and legislative efforts to curb the epidemic of distracted driving have fallen short, and engineering and technological innovations are needed to meaningfully cut down on cell phone use behind...Read More »
Progressive Insurance saw a nice bump in February revenues compared with last year, but higher loss expenses cut into those revenues, leaving the company with a 5.7 percent drop in monthly profits, according...Read More »
Ohio police across the state can now start citing drivers for using cell phones while driving after the expiration of a six-month grace period during which officers were allowed only to give...Read More »
It’s taken nearly four months, but major New York insurers have now closed 88 percent of the property damage claims that were brought about by Superstorm Sandy in October, according to...Read More »
Michigan More than 115,000 Michigan auto insurance policyholders are seeing new rates as pricing changes at 21st Century, Liberty Mutual and Wolverine have been kicking in. About 27,500 policyholders...Read More »
Several states reported recovering tens of millions of dollars last year from claim disputes and fines against insurers that regulators found were violating insurance regulations. Regulatory...Read More »
The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) is facing several efforts to make its operations more transparent, with a Michigan senator recently proposing to make the nonprofit’s meetings...Read More »