Texting And Driving Putting America’s Highways In Peril

Texting And Driving Putting America’s Highways In Peril

Recent research reminds us that tragedy can strike with frightening regularity out on the highway – and lots of stories focus on increasingly careless drivers using mobile devices. In fact, a recent study appearing in the American Journal of Public Health revealed that fatalities connected to distracted driving increased nearly 30 percent between 2005 and 2008. Why the spike over that period of time?  It just so happens those years coincide with the rapid growth and popularity of…

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Top 10 Totally Insane Car Insurance Claims

Top 10 Totally Insane Car Insurance Claims

And then there are the excuses—some lame, some hysterical—that have insurers shaking their heads and rolling over in laughter.

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How DUI, DWI Violations Like the Tiger Woods Incident Affect Life Insurance Costs

How DUI, DWI Violations Like the Tiger Woods Incident Affect Life Insurance Costs

DUIs (Driving Under the Influence) and DWIs (Driving While Intoxicated) are often seen as purely auto insurance issues, but these violations could also affect life insurance. Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) are the offenses of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs – including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians – and professional golfer Tiger Woods is becoming intimately familiar with the problems DWI can…

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Major Insurers Offering Coverage to Uber and Lyft Drivers

Major Insurers Offering Coverage to Uber and Lyft Drivers

A huge multiline insurer group is offering insurance coverage to drivers in the new “sharing economy” and they’ve recently announced the introduction a new Rideshare Insurance Coverage program available to “ride-hailing” drivers from companies like Uber and Lyft in Missouri. “As a leading provider of automobile insurance in the U.S. and a market leader in the ride-hailing insurance market, Farmers has developed this innovative Rideshare Insurance Coverage to offer Missouri ride-hail drivers coverage options as…

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How Smartphones and Tablets Are Costing You Higher Insurance Premiums

How Smartphones and Tablets Are Costing You Higher Insurance Premiums

Drivers in Louisiana are learning a hard lesson when it comes to their commuting habits as the state’s largest auto insurers have been forced to crank up premiums, and it’s a trend being mirrored on a nationwide level. The increases have come as a result of more accidents and a spike in claims costs and the trend comes down to one major factor – distracted driving. The bottom line? Smartphones and tablets are costing you…

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The 11 Goofiest Insurance Fraud Schemes of All Time

The 11 Goofiest Insurance Fraud Schemes of All Time

It’s no secret that many insurance fraud schemes involve murder, illicit activities, and mountains of debt. And of course, many involve idiots. Yes, people have been known to attempt the dumbest feats to get a quick payout, oftentimes getting caught in the process and facing probation, hefty fines, and time in the slammer.

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What Kind of Auto Insurance Do I Need?

What Kind of Auto Insurance Do I Need?

Purchasing car insurance can be tricky, especially when it comes to understanding what a policy covers and the amount of coverage needed to best fit your needs. If you neglect to buy it, your finances could be jeopardized – especially if you’re involved in a costly car accident. Plus, in most states, it is illegal to drive without it.

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How Does Terrorism Affect My Insurance?

How Does Terrorism Affect My Insurance?

There was a time when most of the potential hazards we all faced were considered routine and covered by a standard life insurance policy. All that changed on September 11, 2001.

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How Much I Will Pay for Insurance If I’m Older Than 40? 65?

How Much I Will Pay for Insurance If I’m Older Than 40? 65?

Forty may be the new 30, but age is still a factor when it comes to estimating how much a person will pay for an insurance policy.

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What Kind of Insurance Do I Need in College?

What Kind of Insurance Do I Need in College?

A child heading off to college is an extremely rewarding experience. A young adult is going out into the world to take those bold steps to build an independent life. For parents, it’s marked by feelings of pride in their children as well as anxiety for them.

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