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Study: Even First Accident Claim Raises Car Insurance Rates For Years

Study: Even First Accident Claim Raises Car Insurance Rates For Years

Afraid that making just one auto-insurance claim will raise your rates? That fear is entirely justified by the results of a new study—pointing to a premium rate hike of 41 percent, on average, after making just one $2,000 claim. That’s about $370 annually, on average, and a premium that... read more

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Uber's updated insurance policy as of March 14, 2014

Uber & Lyft Upgrade Insurance For Drivers: Is That Enough?

The way we travel is changing. Planet Earth's automotive fleet has begun the long, slow process of shifting from fossil fuels to electricity. Simultaneously, the future of... read more March 24, 2014 by 


 
car crash at intersection after running red light

Whose Car Insurance Should Pay?

Accidents – fender-benders or worse – are unfortunate occurrences that nevertheless still need to be dealt with. When accidents do occur, the costs involved in... read more March 9, 2014 by 


 
'Uncertain Future' by Daniel Teoli Jr.

Should You Pay More For Auto Insurance Because Of Your College Degree (Or Lack Of One)?

Insurance companies are all about managing risk -- especially the risk to their bottom line. We understand why insurers charge higher premiums to smokers than non-smokers, or... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
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Georgia Is The Most Expensive State For Car Owners: How Does Your State Stack Up?

It's no secret: buying a car is a major investment. Sadly, shoppers often become fixated on the purchase price of a vehicle, forgetting that the cost of ownership includes... read more August 21, 2013 by  6


 
Teen driver

Adding A Teen Driver Can Send Parents’ Auto Policy Rates Soaring

With summer almost here and teens eager to get behind the wheel, parents may be weighing the prospect of adding their son or daughter to their existing auto policy. This... read more July 3, 2013 by  1


 
Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign

J.D. Power: Insurance Rates Rise & So Does Customer Dissatisfaction

If you keep tabs on your insurance premium, you may have recently noticed it edging up. And as it does, your dissatisfaction with your insurer is likely to climb, too. While... read more June 26, 2013 by  3


 
Cellcontrol

Insurance Firm Partners With Anti-Texting Gadget-Maker: A Sign Of Things To Come?

UPDATE: See below We've seen plenty of insurance companies offering discounts for devices that track driving habits like mileage and hard braking. Now, one small U.S. insurer... read more May 21, 2013 by  0


 
Flo, for Progressive Insurance

Few Look To Switch Auto Insurers, But Those Who Do Often Jump Ship

Back in January, J.D. Power & Associates released its 2013 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study, which showed that most Americans are happy with their insurers, based on... read more May 2, 2013 by  0


 
Dean Winters as 'Mayhem' in Allstate ad campaign

Autonomous Cars & The Death Of Auto Insurance

We are not fortunetellers or time-travelers from the distant future, but there are some things we know for sure: The days of physical money and credit cards are numbered... read more April 1, 2013 by  2


 
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Louisiana Tops List Of Most Expensive States For Car Insurance

There are plenty of reasons to like Louisiana, but auto insurance isn't one of them. According to a new study from Insure.com, Louisianans pay nearly three times as much for... read more March 19, 2013 by  3


 
Snapshot car insurance tracking device

Survey: Many Drivers Are Happy To Let Insurers Watch Over Their Shoulders

When Progressive's Snapshot program debuted in 2010, many consumers found it creepy. "Installing a gadget on my car so that my insurer can track my driving habits? No... read more March 13, 2013 by  1


 
GEICO mascot Maxwell the Pig

GEICO Accused Of Promoting Interspecies Love In Ad For Roadside Assistance App

Many people confuse fiction with reality. Soap opera stars, for example, complain about being harassed at grocery stores for things their characters have done, as if viewers... read more February 28, 2013 by  4


 
Toy car accident

Study: Costs Rise, But Americans Happier With Auto Insurance

With initial damage estimates for Hurricane Sandy pegged at $20 billion or more, insurance companies are facing a very busy couple of weeks. But while they brace for massive... read more October 30, 2012 by  0


 
Distracted driving

Texting Tickets Could Cost You Down The Road

In most of America, it's illegal to text and drive. Today, 39 states and the District of Columbia now have laws on the books forbidding the practice. Chances are, you live in... read more October 26, 2012 by  0


 
Map of the U.S.A.

Mississippi, Oklahoma Make Life Miserable For Motorists

Back in May, we gave you our picks for the best (and worst) states for drivers. Now, another organization has compiled a similar list, and we're intrigued to see some overlap... read more September 17, 2012 by  9


 
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