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|7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car
When you rent a car, you have to make a lot of decisions. Should you purchase insurance for the rental? Which mileage plan does the company provide? Should you prepay for fuel? Making the wrong choices can be costly.
Here are some mistakes to...
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
|Can Your Auto Insurance Deductible Be Waived?
When you purchase car insurance your policy includes a deductible. You must pay the specified deductible amount before your insurance company pays for the remaining repair costs. In certain situations, the deductible can be waived.
Here are so...
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
|How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Auto Insurance Industry
As with so many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) is tangibly changing the auto insurance industry. The goal is to improve customer service and safety, but also to save insurance providers and policy-holders money.
One prediction is...
POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
|What Happens if a Stolen Car is Recovered After You’ve Received an Auto Insurance Payout?
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 236.9 vehicles per 100,000 people were stolen in 2016. Depending on the kind of car you have and where you park it, you might just fall prey to car thieves yourself.
If your car is stolen, ther...
POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
|Mandatory Driver Safety Discounts for Mature Drivers
If you are 55 or older, chances are good you can get a discount on your auto insurance, and learn a thing or two in the process. Even if you have not been told you must take a senior driving course to keep or reinstate your driver’s license,...
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
|6 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance
There might just be a treasure trove of savings in your auto insurance premiums. If you haven’t yet explored discounts for safety features, it might be worth looking into. It varies by state and insurance carrier, but if your car is equipped...
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
|Buying Auto Insurance: Online vs. Agent
The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways. Where we get the news, how we learn, the way we do business and how we shop. Now you can even buy insurance policies online. But which is better, buying an auto insurance online or the “old...
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
|Comprehensive Auto Insurance: What It Is and When You Need It
Despite its name, comprehensive auto insurance doesn’t cover everything related to your car in the case of an accident or damage to your car. Instead, it covers theft and damage to your car due to natural disasters and other non-collision ev...
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
|What to Do With Your Car Insurance When You Move
Moving is such a hassle, it’s understandable if something falls through the cracks in the process. But, when you’re letting people and companies know you have a new address, there is one particular item that often gets forgotten: your...
POSTED JULY 20, 2017
|The In’s and Out’s of Motorcycle Insurance
If you’re considering a motorcycle purchase, be sure to include insurance in your cost estimating equation. Even though there are a few states – Montana, Washington and Florida – that don’t require motorcycle insurance, if...
POSTED JUNE 21, 2017
Reuters: Top News
|Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:15 PM
|Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:31 PM
|Nearly half of Americans still oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress rush to finish their tax plan, the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 3:08 PM
|Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 9:11 PM
|Comcast drops bid for Fox assets, leaving Disney in pole position
(Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, leaving Walt Disney Co as the sole suitor in pursuit of the $40 billion-plus deal.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 6:34 PM
|Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:32 PM
|U.S. Treasury tax study slammed as 'fake math' by Democrats
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday released a one-page analysis of the economic and fiscal impact of a Republican tax overhaul plan that was swiftly criticized by a number of tax experts and attacked as "fake math" by Democrats.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 4:25 PM
|EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move
BRUSSELS/CAIRO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 2:34 PM
|California wildfire rages, threatens communities
VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday struggled to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:57 PM
|U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to turn over oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency as it plans to vote on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" rules.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:03 PM
News – Insurance Journal
|Vietnam Suffers Rare $1 Billion Natural Catastrophe Loss: Aon Benfield Report
Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam during November as a Category 2 strength storm, bringing estimated economic damages of VND22.1 trillion (US$1.0 billion) – a rare billion-dollar event for the country, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:54 PM
|Bridges Tapped to Lead INSURICA’s Texas Region
Oklahoma City-based independent insurance agency, INSURICA, has named Mark Bridges to lead its Texas operations as regional president. Bridges is currently the president of INSURICA DFB Insurance Services Inc. (formerly DFB Insurance Group LLC) and is a third-generation insurance executive. …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:48 PM
|Lockton Affinity Adds Cyber Coverage to Lawyers PL Program
Lockton Affinity Lawyer has added CyberLock Lawyer to its portfolio of products for lawyers and firms with one to 19 attorneys. The CyberLock Lawyer cyber risk insurance policy protects firms and attorneys from cyber risks, such as confidentiality and privacy …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:36 PM
|Nebraska Corn Crop Diminished by Strong Winds in Late October
Several days of strong winds in late October arrived at the wrong time for many farmers who saw their crops shrink as ears of corn fell to the ground in Nebraska and western Iowa. The extent of the damage varied, …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:34 PM
|Zurich Insurance to Acquire ANZ’s Life Businesses in Australia for US$2.14B
Zurich Insurance Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of ANZ’s life insurance businesses, OnePath Life, in Australia, for A$2.85 billion (US$2.14 billion). Both parties expect the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:30 PM
|Arkansas Farmers Get $466M in Payments for Crop Losses in 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Arkansas farmers received $466 million in federal “safety net” payments this year for their crop losses in 2016, third highest in the nation. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that this year’s payments are $100 million …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:29 PM
|Wisconsin Attorney General: Apartment Building Sprinkler Rule Not Enforceable
Wisconsin regulators can’t enforce a rule requiring sprinklers in large apartment buildings, Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel said on Dec. 8 in a victory for builders looking to save on costs. The state Department of Safety and Professional Standards adopted …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:27 PM
|Guilty of Insurance Fraud, Illinois Chiropractor Gets 20-Month Prison Term
A suburban Chicago chiropractor has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for billing an insurance company more than $4 million for treatment that was unnecessary or never provided. Federal prosecutors said Thursday 46-year-old Steven Paul of Northbrook pleaded guilty …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:25 PM
|Texas Pilot Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud in Gulf of Mexico Crash
A Texas pilot who survived a 2012 Gulf of Mexico plane crash and used an iPad to record his time in the water acknowledges it was insurance-related fraud. Theodore Robert Wright III pleaded guilty on Dec. 7 in Tyler to …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:22 PM
|Harvey-Related Woes Linger on Some Texas Farms
For days after Hurricane Harvey flooded her Sour Lake, Texas, neighborhood, Deanna Coburn’s farm was silent, without its usual chorus of bleating goats and crowing roosters. The Beaumont Enterprise reports her chickens fled to the highest parts of the roosts, …
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:19 PM