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Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Could Cost Michigan Taxpayers Money

Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Could Cost Michigan Taxpayers Money

On April 12, 2012, Michigan's longstanding helmet law went down in flames. Many motorcyclists were happy to see it go, but others might not be singing the same tune, since the move could cause an insurance rate hike. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, only 19 states require all riders to... read more

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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


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, 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

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

When Autonomous Cars Collide, Who's At Fault? Vaccines Could Provide An Answer

The matter is settled: autonomous cars are coming. But they raise a serious question that no one's been able to answer: when a self-driving car is in an accident, who's to... read more March 8, 2013 by  2

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

Flo, for Progressive Insurance

J.D. Power: Satisfaction With Car Insurance Climbs, Even In The Wake Of Sandy & Isaac

J.D. Power and Associates has released the first data from its 2013 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study, and the news is good for auto insurance agencies: drivers in the U.S... read more January 25, 2013 by  0

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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

Flo, for Progressive Insurance

Progressive Insurance Stands Up For Killer Of Policyholder: UPDATE

UPDATED: Four times, and counting. See below. If you're looking for a happy story to get you through the day, this isn't it. In fact, it's enough to send many folks back to... read more August 14, 2012 by  13

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Test Your Safety Skills: Try Progressive Snapshot For Free

Clearly, we have reached the dog days of summer. How can we tell? Because companies of every stripe have announced promotions to keep cash registers humming during these... read more July 11, 2012 by  2

Flo, for Progressive Insurance

Customer Satisfaction With Auto Insurance At All-Time High: J.D. Power

The words “customer satisfaction” and “auto insurance” don’t necessarily seem to go together, but a new study from J.D. Power and Associates... read more June 29, 2012 by  0


Uh-Oh: State Farm Uses Ford Sync To Make You Pay By The Mile

If you love the thought of letting a car insurance company monitor your driving habits but think, "Hey, why stop there? Why not let them keep tabs on my traveling, too?"... read more May 31, 2012 by  23

Flo, for Progressive Insurance

Americans Are Happy With Their Auto Insurance. Well, Mostly

Chances are pretty good that you're happy with your auto insurance -- at least that's what a new study from J.D. Power indicates. Power surveyed 16,100 individuals in January... read more May 1, 2012 by  2

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Behind On Your Insurance? Could That Keep You From Buying Gas?

If your daily commute involves a toll bridge or highway, you may already be familiar with cameras that read license plates to extract turnpike fees. Now, the British... read more March 20, 2012 by  1

Car repair

Drivers Still Like Their Insurance Companies, Despite Longer Repair Times

The last time Gallup polled people about the insurance industry, only 10% of respondents thought their agents were "highly honest and ethical". But a new study from J.D... read more February 1, 2012 by  0


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