Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home3/inspo77/public_html/wp-includes/ms-load.php on line 113
Auto Insurance Information and News » 2011 » September

Car insurance premiums expected to rise

Car insurance premiums expected to riseNews from CBC.ca: Changes to Nova Scotia’s auto insurance could cost the average driver up to $ 7.50 extra a year in premiums. The province’s Utility and Review Board has estimated the cost of giving drivers more flexibility in choosing the type of auto insurance they want. Drivers would have [...]

Why a $469 car repair now costs $9051

Why a $ 469 car repair now costs $ 9051News from Fox Business: A few years ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) set out to really test car bumpers – to put them through the paces of a real-life crash. Engineers smashed bumpers into other bumper-like objects, instead of into walls, and set [...]

Bogus vehicle insurance? Steer clear of Hialeah Wednesday

Bogus vehicle insurance? Steer clear of Hialeah WednesdayNews from Sun-Sentinel: Hialeah police are promising to arrest drivers caught with fake insurance cards during a one-day citywide crack down. On Wednesday, every motorists stopped by an officer in Hialeah city limits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be asked to show proof of insurance along [...]

Michigan lawmakers move to ban medical marijuana use from car insurance claims

Michigan lawmakers move to ban medical marijuana use from car insurance claimsNews from Detroit Free Press: Health insurance was never meant to cover the cost of medical marijuana and soon, car insurance won’t be able to be used either to ease the pain of car wreck-related injuries. The state Senate Judiciary committee voted unanimously today [...]

Hillsborough Commissioners Take Aim at Auto Insurance Fraud

Hillsborough Commissioners Take Aim at Auto Insurance FraudNews from Patch.com: By unanimous vote (a vote of 7-0), the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance Sept. 21 to address the 546 percent increase in staged accidents and questionable claims in Hillsborough County from 2008 to 2010. According to a press release from the [...]

Auto Insurance Measure: A Collision Course For Agents, Carriers

Auto Insurance Measure: A Collision Course For Agents, CarriersNews from Worcester Business Journal: Can your car insurance premium be set higher than your neighbor’s just because he’s a college professor and you’re a WalMart worker? Because he has a Ph.D and you have a high school diploma? Because your credit score is 200 points lower [...]

Auto insurance changes proposed for Michigan

Auto insurance changes proposed for MichiganNews from WZZM: GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – It was over one year ago when Megan Reynolds Hanges’ life changed. A car she was riding in spun off the road and she was thrown into a tree. It was only this past winter when she regained her speech and could move [...]

Auto insurance costs on the rise in Texas

Auto insurance costs on the rise in TexasNews from San Antonio Express: Some of the state’s larger auto insurers are raising rates statewide, citing losses and new liability limits implemented at the start of the year. Many of the increases are the result, in part, of new minimum liability limits that require Texas drivers to [...]

Online Auto Insurance: Billions in Weather Damages Should Prompt Evaluation of …

Online Auto Insurance: Billions in Weather Damages Should Prompt Evaluation of …News from Sacramento Bee: NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 – /PRNewswire/ — With federal officials announcing Friday that fires, floods, tornadoes and tropical storms have racked up more than $ 35 billion in economic costs nationwide so far this year, Online Auto Insurance (OAI) [...]

State Auto Introduces Claims Team at Austin Facility

State Auto Introduces Claims Team at Austin FacilityNews from Insurance Journal: State Auto Insurance’s previously announced Austin, Texas, claims facility is now operational, the company reported. The following individuals serve on the claims team at the Austin facility: Sandra Robinson, claims supervisor, has 30 years of experience as an all lines adjuster with management and [...]