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West Virginia Sees Decline in Motorcycle Deaths

Fatalities related to motorcycle accidents are declining in the state of West Virginia. In fact, there have been only seven so far this year. According to Barbara Lobert, manager of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, this is a marked improvement over last year, which had a total of 25 motorcycle-related fatalities, which, in turn, was […]

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IIABNY Takes Stand Against Legislation to Change Auto Accident Injury Lawsuits

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) is pressing legislators in the Empire State to defeat a bill it says would expand the role of the jury in deciding whether or not a lawsuit can proceed, thus weakening their state’s no-fault auto insurance system. The bill, IIABNY says, would expand the types […]

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No Driving Record Fee in Ohio

Auto insurance companies in Ohio can breathe a bit easier today. A judge struck down a proposed higher motor vehicle fee that was being charged to trucking companies and vehicle insurance companies, on the grounds that it violates the state constitution. Last year, Ohio legislators raised the fee being charged for certified copies of driving […]

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Florida Leads Country in Suspicious Auto Insurance Claims

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Sunshine State has led the country in the number of insurance fraud complaints related to staged accidents for the past three years, according to a report released this morning by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Insurance companies in that state reported 3,006 suspicious auto insurance claims […]

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Hospital Cost Shifting Not a New Trend

Recent confirmed reports of an alarming change within the hospital industry, one that has been going on since long before the passage of the healthcare reform bill last month: Because they get lower reimbursements from public health insurance services like Medicaid and Medicare, many hospitals are trying to find new ways of making money, and […]

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Texans tell The Hartford: Our Cities are Driveable, Mostly

A recent study performed on behalf of The Hartford Financial Services Group says that, even with incidents of road rage, and complains from people who are on the road a log, most Texas residents would consider their city streets to be “drivable.” Further, at least sixty percent of motorists in the major Texas cities of […]

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NC Drivers Pay $1350/Year Due to Road Conditions

Here’s another reason to save money on auto insurance in North Carolina: the road conditions will cost you the equivalent of an extra tank of gas every week. Last week, a national transportation group released the results of a study which estimated that drivers in the two largest urban areas in North Carolina lose an […]

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State Farm Excels at Consumer Satisfaction

It should be no surprise that our current unstable economy has affected everything from the amount of merchandise on store shelves to the number of people taking vacations, but what may be surprising is that the adverse effects are extended to the quality of service we receive from providers in many different industries. Such quality […]

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Get Some Rest, Don’t Get Arrested

It’s no secret that maintaining healthy habits can save us money on health and life insurance, but in New Jersey doing so can also keep you out of jail, and it’s been that way since 2003. What am I talking about? There’s a law on the books in the Garden State that makes it illegal […]

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