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Buckle Up in the Back Seat, Study Says

Wearing your seat belt may not help you find lower auto insurance rates, but it could keep you alive – even if you’re riding in the back seat. Rear seat passengers who die in automobile accidents are twice as likely as front seat passengers to be riding without their safety belts on, an Illinois study […]

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Island Insurance Adds New Discounts

Hawaii’s largest locally owned and managed property and casualty insurance company, Island Insurance Co. Ltd., has announced the expansion of it’s existing multi-policy discount to include an additional discount on homeowners insurance. Under the new plan, customers who have both their personal auto and homeowners policies with Island Insurance will be eligible for an additional […]

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Friday Filmstrip: Car insurance rates for women

Do women really get special rates on car insurance? Actually, no. For this week’s Friday Filmstrip, here’s a video from Ehow and YouTube explaining which factors really go into rate determination.

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Questionable Insurance Claims on the Rise

The Insurance Journal is reporting today that suspicious property and casualty insurance claims rose again in the first half of 2010, as compared to the first half of 2009. The Journal cited a recent QU (questionable claims) report released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which examined six categories of referral reasons for claims: property, […]

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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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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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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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Auto Insurance Increases in Canada and UK, Too

It may seem as if the United States is the only country suffering from a dire economic situation. Our auto insurance premiums rose in almost every state this year, as did our homeowners insurance premiums. However, we are not alone; what affects us, tends to affect the world at large. In 2009, Canada and the […]

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In an Accident? What Should You Do?

According to a survey done by a British auto insurance firm, up to 45% of commercial van drivers don’t exchange the required information when they’re in an accident, whether it’s serious or not. Here in the United States, the statistics may not be quite so scary, but a significant number of drivers have found themselves […]

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