Mercury adds digital channel for auto insurance claims process

Auto insurance Claims Digital - Mobile

The new web-based app makes it possible for policyholders to submit a digital claim on their phones. Mercury auto insurance recently announced a new web-based application that opens the capacity for policyholders to file digital claims. This makes it so that policyholders will be able to conveniently and securely submit accident claims. The digital auto insurance application walks policyholders through the process using a series of recognizable prompts. In this way, drivers can submit their claims with the assistance of a number of tools throughout the software, such as emoji-driven…

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3 in 4 female drivers say gender shouldn’t be an auto insurance quote factor

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A recent Forbes Advisor survey showed that most drivers feel they are overpaying for their coverage. Nearly 60 percent of American drivers believe that they are overpaying for their auto insurance coverage, according to a survey conducted by a team at Forbes Advisor. The research also examined drivers’ perception of different factors used to calculate premiums. The survey examined the various pricing factors for auto insurance and American drivers’ opinions on the use of those factors to calculate their premiums. The research involved the participation of 2,000 drivers across the…

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Some car models get more speeding tickets than others (these 5 get the most)

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In 2022, American drivers who prefer certain auto brands are more likely to get pulled over for speed. While everyone has their own unique taste and style, American drivers who get behind the wheel of certain models this year are more likely to get speeding tickets than other auto brands. Honda, Toyota and Ford are the automakers with models most likely associated with fast driving. While each of those automakers is recognized for affordability and quality appealing to a wide-reaching market, they also appear to appeal to drivers at the…

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Motorcycle crashes see double-digit increases, including fatalities

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Riders are at double the risk of deadly accidents compared to all other road vehicles. Motorcycle crashes are on their way up, including those leading to rider fatalities, placing them in far greater danger than any other vehicle operators on the road. According to a recently released report, fatal accidents rose by 11 percent from 2019 to 2020. The report focused on a ValuePenguin study that examined fatal motorcycle crashes for the five years starting in 2016, the latest available data. Riders are more than twice as likely to be…

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IRA cautions that insurance fraud is harming the economy

Insurance Fraud - Research and analysis

The regulatory authority is urging Kenyans to cease their fraudulent claims as it’s hurting their economy. The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) is urging people across Kenya to cease the rampant insurance fraud through scam claims. The IRA stated that the practice has been causing notable harm to the economy, while also slowing down the pace of legitimate claims settlements and causing premiums to spike and stay high. In fact, the IRA estimates that this practice is inflating premiums people are paying by up to 25 percent. The regulatory authority stated…

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Over 1 in 2 drivers feel they’re paying too much for auto insurance

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Almost 1 in 3 motorists have recently switched their insurers for cheaper coverage. The majority of drivers believe they are paying too much for their auto insurance coverage, and a large number of them are aiming to remedy the issue by switching insurers according to a recent Forbes Advisor survey. The survey involved the participation of 2,000 drivers in the United States who have a car policy. The Forbes Advisor survey showed that 58 percent of drivers feel they’re overpaying for their auto insurance. A large number of those policyholders…

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Michigan auto insurance reform bill causes walkout in surprise House hearing

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This was the first hearing of its nature, meant to address medical service fee cut complaints. A recent surprise Michigan auto insurance hearing in the House was intended to respond to complaints received regarding medical service fee cuts for catastrophic crash survivors. The result was that Republicans walked out. The bill failed to advance, and it was removed from committee by the House leaders. The House members who took part in the walkout of the House Insurance Committee meeting said that the Michigan auto insurance bill was not listed in…

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