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Progressive Insurance Stands Up For Killer Of Policyholder: UPDATE
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 bed, wondering if they can ever win against Big Insurance. The details come from Matt Fisher, a member of the popular New...Read More»

Flo, for Progressive Insurance
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 traditionally slower months. Yesterday, we heard about a special offer from Chevrolet. Earlier, we told you about one from...Read More»

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 and February of this year and found that just 25% of them had shopped for new car insurance within the past 12 months. Why...Read More»

Jack Colker Union 96 gas station in Beverly Hills, via oobject.com
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 government is exploring ways to use similar devices to keep uninsured motorists off the roads -- by preventing them from filling up...Read More»

Jewel's Cadillac SRX Crash
Uninsured: One In Seven U.S. Drivers Cost The Rest Of Us

In a frail economy, families are surely looking for ways to cut costs. So drivers have downsized, changed vehicles, and tried cut their fuel budget by limiting their driving. But there's one tempting solution that might just end up biting you hard in the end: Canceling your insurance. More...Read More»

The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]
Northeast Drivers Most Crash-Prone: Survey

If you live in the Northeast or visit there with any regularity, we’ve got some bad news for you: eight of the ten U.S. cities with the highest crash averages are in the Northeast. Only San Francisco, CA and Glendale, CA represent for the west coast, and there are no top-ten dangerous cities...Read More»

Tracking device for AAA's 'ACE Teen Pilot Program"
AAA Insurance Monitors Teen Drivers With Onboard Gadget

Within the past year, we've seen at least two major companies launch programs that promise to lower insurance rates for customers willing to give up a little privacy. For better or worse, another has now joined the ranks: AAA. To recap: you've probably heard about Progressive's "Snapshot" program...Read More»

State Farm's In-Drive telematics system
State Farm Launches OnStar Competitor: In-Drive [UPDATED]

It's no secret that car shoppers are smitten with technology, and nothing is hotter right now than the mix of navigation and concierge services known generally as "telematics". GM has made a bundle with OnStar, and now State Farm has partnered with Hughes Telematics to grab its own slice of the pie...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Buy A GM Vehicle, Get Free Car Insurance

If you live in the states of Washington or Oregon and are shopping for a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac, we’ve got some good news for you. Through September 6, residents of those states who buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product will get one year of auto insurance coverage at no...Read More»

Ford MyKey Message Center-- System Active
Ford Pitches MyKey To Insurance Companies

Ford’s MyKey, introduced in 2010, is just the thing that parents of new drivers had been looking for. Using one key as a master, parents can program MyKey-equipped vehicles to limit top speed to 80 miles per hour, reduce the audio volume to 50 percent of maximum and even mute the audio system...Read More»

Car thief
Vehicle Thefts In The U.S. Hit Lowest Levels Since 1967: Video

The future ain't what it used to be -- and neither is car theft. In fact, vehicle theft has been on the decline for the past seven years, and in 2010 it hit rates that haven't been seen since Lyndon Johnson was in office. (Translation: a long time.) The news comes from the National Insurance Crime...Read More»

Car thief breaking into car. Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Tracking.
Summer's Here, Almost--So Car-Related Crime Is Up

You may find this obvious, but many people don’t: summer means more people spending time outdoors, and more people often translates into more crime. Temperatures aren’t the only thing rising in summer, since car related burglary and vandalism rates also go up during summer months (even...Read More»

iMingle
Need Insurance? iMingle Offers Policy Discounts To You And Your Facebook Friends

No one enjoys paying for insurance. It's like placing a bet that something terrible is going to happen, and really, who wants to think about that? Making matters worse: rates always seem to be on the increase, and you're never entirely sure that you're getting the best deal. Thanks to the internet...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Need A Car? State Farm Giving Away 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Facebook

As insurers go, State Farm is one of America's more venerable institutions. It's the one often used by our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. But from the ad campaigns we've seen, State Farm hasn't been aggressively focused on reaching younger drivers -- at least not as focused as...Read More»

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