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November Online Auto Insurance News Wrap-Up

November Online Auto Insurance News Wrap-UpNews from Sacramento Bee: RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 – /PRNewswire/ — Average premiums rose nearly 1 percent nationally, insurers reported huge losses compared with 2010, Massachusetts enacted a ban on insurance-scoring for auto coverage, and New York and Pennsylvania both stepped up penalties for texting while driving. The [...]

Michigan Auto Insurance Industry Says “Trust Us”, But Lawmakers Demand To See …

Michigan Auto Insurance Industry Says “Trust Us”, But Lawmakers Demand To See …News from InjuryBoard.com: Attorney(866) 735-1102 Ext 430 Posted by David MittlemanNovember 29, 2011 3:01 PM 0 Commentscontinues on InjuryBoard.com … Read the full article Related News: Auto Insurance How Auto Insurance WorksTechnology has had a major effect on car insurance in the last [...]

Matt Reed: Auto-insurance reforms should target fraud

Matt Reed: Auto-insurance reforms should target fraudNews from Florida Today: This being Florida, the locals were bound to find ways to exploit or defraud our system of no-fault auto insurance, launched in the 1970s to curb exploitation and fraud. Thus, the next big push for reform in Tallahassee: a legislative clampdown on wreck victims, trial [...]

Insurer Must Pay for Florida Rental Car Crash by Unauthorized Driver

Insurer Must Pay for Florida Rental Car Crash by Unauthorized DriverNews from Insurance Journal: A Florida rental car customer’s auto insurer must cover crash injuries, even though the driver was someone not authorized under the rental car company’s contact. In a 5-2 opinion on Nov. 23, the Florida Supreme Court overturned a district court ruling [...]

Will your auto insurance protect you from the damage of molten tar on the roadway?

Will your auto insurance protect you from the damage of molten tar on the roadway?News from Live Insurance News: Just before Thanksgiving, there was an incident involving a tanker truck that leaked molten tar all over a busy roadway, leaving over 150 cars stuck in the sticky substance, unable to move. Even those that were [...]

Mass. draws many new auto insurers, but not State Farm

Mass. draws many new auto insurers, but not State FarmNews from The Boston Globe: Since Massachusetts stopped setting auto insurance rates three years ago, 13 new companies have stormed into the market, including industry giants like Geico, Allstate and Progressive. A 14th firm, General Casualty of Sun Prairie, Wis., is expected to start selling insurance [...]

Drive auto insurance lower

Drive auto insurance lowerNews from Chicago Tribune:The ideal way to save money is to exert effort once and automatically reap savings over and over again, every month. That’s why examining your car insurance makes a lot of sense. Auto insurance prices vary widely. On average, car insurance cost Americans $ 789 per vehicle annually in [...]

Self-inflicted car insurance wounds: I crashed into myself!

Self-inflicted car insurance wounds: I crashed into myself!News from Fox Business: Drivers often are their own worst enemies, causing car insurance claims and failing to recognize the things they could have done — or not done — to avoid them. Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for CarInsurance.com, says most car accidents can be avoided. A frequent [...]

Auto insurance: No-fault no-reform

Auto insurance: No-fault no-reformNews from The Detroit News: Last Updated: November 03. 2011 1:07AM Dan Calabrese/ The Michigan View.com Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is very unpopular. With the insurance industry, that is. Whereas they can sell policies of defined, limited benefit amounts in other states, they are required by law in Michigan to [...]

New Brunswick report recommends increasing auto insurance cap for minor injuries

New Brunswick report recommends increasing auto insurance cap for minor injuriesNews from CanadianBusiness.com: FREDERICTON – New Brunswickers who suffer minor injuries in automobile accidents would get a boost in compensation for pain and suffering if the provincial government accepts the recommendations of a report released Wednesday. A government-appointed review group is recommending that a cap [...]