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Understanding Minimum Car Insurance Requirements

Understanding Minimum Car Insurance RequirementsNews from Fox Business: Most states mandate that you carry automobile insurance and have laws outlining the minimum amount of liability coverage you must purchase. However, those minimum amounts may not be enough, especially if you’re in an accident. The cost of a car accident can be much more than the [...]

As The Auto Insurance Industry Spends Billions, Fewer Drivers Switching Insurers

As The Auto Insurance Industry Spends Billions, Fewer Drivers Switching InsurersNews from The Consumerist: (frankieleon) All those ads trying to wheedle, cajole, convince and otherwise get drivers to switch car insurers add up to billions of dollars for insurance companies. But a new study says that even with all that financial heft, fewer drivers are [...]

Safe driver discount? Maybe not, car insurance study finds

Safe driver discount? Maybe not, car insurance study findsNews from Plain Dealer: Andrea Levy/Plain Dealer   When it comes to what you pay for auto insurance, being a safe driver may not be as important as having a better job and education, according to a new survey by the Consumer Federation of America. The nonprofit [...]

Safe driver discount? Maybe not, car insurance study finds

Safe driver discount? Maybe not, car insurance study findsNews from Plain Dealer: Andrea Levy/Plain Dealer   When it comes to what you pay for auto insurance, being a safe driver may not be as important as having a better job and education, according to a new survey by the Consumer Federation of America. The nonprofit [...]

No-fault auto insurance debate rekindled in Michigan

No-fault auto insurance debate rekindled in MichiganNews from Livingston Daily: Gov. Rick Snyder’s call last week for reforming Michigan’s no-fault law has rekindled debate about how much Michiganders should pay to protect their lives and those of other drivers on the road. Snyder said in his State of the State address last week that Michigan [...]

Should Health Insurance Be Like Car Insurance?

Should Health Insurance Be Like Car Insurance?News from Smartmoney.com: Car insurance companies reward good behavior: Drivers with records free of 15-car pileups and tickets for doing 90 in a 55 pay cheaper premiums. Health insurers, on the other hand, offer people little incentive to stay out of harm’s (and doctor’s) way. But a growing number [...]

Minnesota leads nation in rise in organized auto insurance fraud

Minnesota leads nation in rise in organized auto insurance fraudNews from Alexandria Echo Press: The Insurance Federation of Minnesota today called on regulators, prosecutors and legislators to redouble their commitment to crack down on No-Fault Auto Insurance Fraud in the state after new statistics released this week showed Minnesota as the state with the nation’s [...]

Auto Insurance Claimants Happy with Speedier Settlements

Auto Insurance Claimants Happy with Speedier SettlementsNews from Insurance Journal: Auto insurance customers continue to be pleased with not only with their claims settlement amounts but also with how quickly their claims are being settled. Also, insurance claims adjusters are doing a better job of speeding up the claims process than repair shops, new research [...]

Can The Auto Insurance Model Work For Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance?

Can The Auto Insurance Model Work For Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance?News from The Consumerist: (lungstruck) With most people with employer-sponsored insurance plans, an employee who never visits the doctor pays the same premium as her co-worker who is a regular in his doctor’s waiting room. But what about plans that either reward an employee’s healthy behavior [...]

Should health insurance be like car insurance?

Should health insurance be like car insurance?News from MarketWatch: By Jen Wieczner Car insurance companies reward good behavior: Drivers with records free of 15-car pileups and tickets for doing 90 in a 55 pay cheaper premiums. Health insurers, on the other hand, offer people little incentive to stay out of harm’s (and doctor’s) way. But [...]