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Credit scores and car insurance: if you don’t succeed, try again

Credit scores and car insurance: if you don’t succeed, try againNews from Fox Business: Three congressmen recently proposed a bill that would eliminate credit scores from the list of factors used by car insurers to determine rates. The bill, H.R. 6129, titled the Ban the Use of Credit Scores in Auto Insurance Act,  would amend [...]

Lawsuit questions voter-guide statements on car insurance initiative

Lawsuit questions voter-guide statements on car insurance initiativeNews from Los Angeles Times: SACRAMENTO — Proponents of an auto insurance discount initiative — backed financially by the chairman of Mercury General Corp. — are accusing the state attorney general and their opponents of submitting incorrect statements for the official ballot pamphlet. The campaign to pass Proposition [...]

Biz Brain: Shopping for best insurance rates won’t hurt credit score

Biz Brain: Shopping for best insurance rates won’t hurt credit scoreNews from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com: Q. I’ve heard that my credit score can suffer if there are too many queries to the various agencies. I’ve also heard that if I ask for automobile insurance quotes, each company I ask will request at least one [...]

Income, education can affect auto insurance rates

Income, education can affect auto insurance ratesNews from Denver Post: A study of the largest auto insurers finds a driver’s means can affect premiums they pay, with those reporting higher income and education being charged lower rates. (Joe Amon, Denver Post file) FORT LAUDERDALE, fla. —If you have a blue-collar job or no college degree, you [...]

Car insurance rate hikes not uncommon this year

Car insurance rate hikes not uncommon this yearNews from North Jefferson News: Many consumers have opened letters from their car insurance company this year and been disappointed to learn that their premiums are going up. Sometimes by a lot. Lynette of Boca Raton, Fla., said she and her husband have been insured with The Hartford, [...]

Car insurance rate hikes not uncommon this year

Car insurance rate hikes not uncommon this yearNews from Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Many consumers have opened letters from their car insurance company this year and been disappointed to learn that their premiums are going up. Sometimes by a lot. Lynette of Boca Raton, Fla., said she and her husband have been insured with The Hartford, [...]

Esurance Launches Car Insurance In Kansas

Esurance Launches Car Insurance In KansasNews from Sacramento Bee: SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ – Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, is now offering car insurance in Kansas. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111222/SF26836LOGO-b) Esurance’s innovative approach to car insurance means customers in Kansas can take advantage of affordable rates, great discounts, and helpful technology to help [...]

How I aced my online driving course for a car insurance discount

How I aced my online driving course for a car insurance discountNews from Fox Business: I’m the so-called financial guru in my household. I get laughed at for my love of “BOGO,” which means “buy one, get one free,” and my endless quest to pay as little as possible, without sacrificing quality, of course. I [...]

The Greenlining Institute Endorses Proposition 33, The 2012 Automobile …

The Greenlining Institute Endorses Proposition 33, The 2012 Automobile …News from Sacramento Bee: SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 23, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ — The Greenlining Institute, working for two decades for racial and economic justice, today announced their endorsement of Proposition 33, the 2012 Automobile Insurance Discount Act.  The Greenlining Institute was founded to combat redlining, the [...]

Safe Auto hires Allstate executive to take over from insurer’s founders

Safe Auto hires Allstate executive to take over from insurer’s foundersNews from Business First: Safe Auto is getting a new CEO to try to jump start the insurer’s once meteoric growth. Adrian Burns Staff reporter- Business First Email Safe Auto Insurance Co. is changing drivers. The company announced Tuesday that its founding CEO, Ari Deshe, [...]