"Auto Insurance" Blogs

Car Insurance May Cost Less Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As more drivers stay home because of coronavirus, caring for the kids or because they were shut out of their jobs, chances are auto insurance may cost less. Fewer commuters are using their cars to get to work. Also, since kids are at home, there are no school buses and parents no longer have to […]

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COVID-19: Insurance And Auto Lenders Offer Special Programs To Current Members And Buyers Of New Vehicles

As the impact of the coronavirus hit the U.S. economy, mandatory business shutdowns and reductions in consumer demand are also causing massive job cuts. Some car owners may find it difficult to make car payments and others may put off buying a new vehicle. So far, there are 35,179 coronavirus cases in the United States […]

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Buying A Car Amid COVID-19 Outbreak: Important Things To Consider

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, panic, and turmoil are also certain. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), widespread transmission of the coronavirus will happen. While the chance of contracting the disease is slight, taking the appropriate measures to avoid the spread and protect the most vulnerable people is a […]

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Insure Your Car And Sanitize It Against COVID-19

As COVID-19 has officially turned into a global pandemic with over 132,000 people infected as of last week’s reports, the rapidly spreading virus has left people with questions about how to sanitize, among other things, their vehicles. There is not a lot of information out there about the general hygiene for vehicles rented, purchased, a […]

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Technology Studies Eyes And Head Movement To Identify When A Driver Is Falling Asleep

Drowsiness has been one of the major causes of road accidents in recent years. Besides the significant economic losses, an accident caused by falling asleep behind the wheel can also lead to fatal injuries. The good news is a car manufacturer is testing technology that studies the eye movement to detect when someone is falling […]

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Uber Gets Permit To Test Self-Driving Cars In California

California just granted a permit to Uber for testing its autonomous vehicles on public roads across the state. Uber is joining several other companies doing the same, such as Tesla and Waymo. These technologies are intended to transform driving as we know it and make it possible to order more driverless vehicles. Besides self-driving cars […]

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More on Self-Driving Cars: Insurance as We Know It May Disappear

As self-driving cars hit the road and the technology becomes familiar chances are that car insurance as we know it may disappear. But between here and there a lot needs to happen. Realistically speaking, most people haven’t experienced autonomous cars before. All of this could complicate things a bit for insurance companies. There will be […]

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AI-Powered Digital Auto Insurance Provider Raises $50M: What the Experts Say

Clearcover, a digital car insurance provider, has recently raised $50 million in a Series C round by Omers Ventures. The Illinois-based startup uses an AI tool trained on millions of data points to match drivers with affordable auto insurance, and to expedite the claims process with immediate disbursements for repairs of accident-related damages. Anticipating their […]

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CA Department of Insurance Proposes Major Change on Auto Insurance Group Discounts

The California Department of Insurance has recently proposed a major correction on auto insurance group discounts. The proposed regulations will reform how insurers offer group discounts whether it be based on profession, education, or any other random factor.   If approved, it will be the first major change to the ‘affinity group’ discounts since 1988 – […]

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Distracted Driving Could Increase Your Auto Insurance Premium

If you are one of those being caught using your phone behind the wheel recently, you may end up paying more in insurance premiums for a distracted driving conviction. Recent data shows that auto insurance companies are taking distracted driving seriously, which is reflected in increased premiums. According to 2015 statistics by the National Highway […]

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A New Law in Idaho Targeting Uninsured Drivers Taking Effect Jan. 1

Idaho lawmakers recently announced that a new law targeting uninsured drivers is expected to take effect Jan.1. The state Department of Motor Vehicles set up a stronger standard of financial liability stated on their website. Currently, Idahoans that fail to provide proof of insurance 30 days after a warning from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), […]

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No-Fault Claims Fee to Drop 55% Under Michigan Auto Insurance Reform

After years of Michiganians paying some of the highest car insurance rates nationwide, the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) recently announced a 55% vehicle assessment fee cut, which will begin on July 2020. People will pay $100 to have their vehicles assessed with the option of either reducing coverage or waive it entirely.    Residents […]

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