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29 12, 2010

Car insurance rates rise in 2010, despite less claims

By | December 29th, 2010|Recent Articles|2 Comments

Car insurance rates rose slightly in some parts of the nation in 2010 despite the fact that average premiums for U.S. families fell for five consecutive years through 2009, reported the New York Times.The increase is surprising because it hasn't corresponded with the usual indicators that industry experts use to predict premiums.“There isn’t a nice [...]

28 12, 2010

New Years Day most popular holiday for car theft

By | December 28th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

The new year is fast approaching, meaning car owners should take care to secure their vehicles now, recommends the National Insurance Crime Bureau.New Years Day had the most car thefts out of any holiday in 2009 according to a NICB analysis, while Christmas had the fewest reported thefts.A total of 22,991 vehicles were reported stolen [...]

27 12, 2010

AT&T releases film to warn against texting while driving

By | December 27th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

AT&T has developed a new documentary to warn young adults about the dangers of texting while driving, according to the New York Times. The 11-minute documentary will be distributed to schools, safety organizations and government agencies, AT&T said. The company told the newspaper that it is releasing the film before the new year, timing it [...]

27 12, 2010

Insurers jumping on the ‘Pay-as-you-drive’ bandwagon

By | December 27th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

New pay-as-you-drive car insurance policies are being offered in more than half of the states, despite concerns by some that the methods insurers use to track mileage warrant some privacy concerns, according to the New York Times.The policies, which Progressive Insurance began offering a version of in 1998, allows consumers to receive discounts for driving [...]

23 12, 2010

New Jersey car insurance drops for fourth year in a row

By | December 23rd, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

Car insurance premiums in New Jersey have dropped for the fourth straight year although they continue to remain one of the highest in the nation, the Star Ledger reported. The figures come from a new report released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners that compares how car insurance rates have fluctuated in the U.S. [...]

22 12, 2010

Progressive introduces "Snapshot" discount program

By | December 22nd, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

Progressive Insurance is releasing a new program for its policyholders where they can opt to install a tracking device in their vehicle in order to receive a discount on their car insurance rates, according to The Detroit News.The Snapshot discount program involves installing a monitoring device on vehicles that records driving times, frequency and how [...]

22 12, 2010

Morbidly obese at higher risk of dying in a car accident

By | December 22nd, 2010|Recent Articles|2 Comments

A person's weight may affect their car insurance rates, as a new study from the University of Buffalo found that both the morbidly obese and the underweight are at a higher risk of dying during a severe car accident.Researchers analyzed data from the national Fatality Analysis Reporting System database to find a connection between body [...]

30 11, 2010

Car insurance claims could be costly in area threatened by vandal

By | November 30th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

A suspected car vandal has done serious damage to several vehicles parked near the public library in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, according to a report by local television station WECT. Area resident Steve Hotz told the news station the costs to repair his red sports car after a recent incident topped $3,000. "They cut it [...]

21 12, 2010

Frequent roadside assistance may increase insurance rates

By | December 21st, 2010|Recent Articles|0 Comments

It's officially winter - meaning, it just got a lot easier for car trouble to strike. While roadside assistance seems like an service that any responsible driver would want to add to their car insurance policy, there may be some pitfalls that come with buying a program from an insurer, according to consumers fear [...]

29 11, 2010

Ohio rolls out auto insurance comparison website, to mixed reviews

By | November 29th, 2010|Recent Articles|1 Comment

A new website that will allow prospective Ohio car insurance customers to get rough rate estimates and compare prices between companies was unveiled Monday.The director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, Mary Jo Hudson, expressed her gratitude to the efforts of the department and of participating insurers to get the comparison tool up and running."Thanks [...]