Insurance industry crash tests were too much for most small SUVs

Insurance industry - Crash Test

The majority of these popular vehicles aren’t any less safe, but testing is focusing on additional factors. While it’s easy to think that SUVs are getting less safe, since most of them recently failed insurance industry testing, the thing is that they’re essentially as safe as they’ve always been. It’s the tests that have changed. Newer tests include components that emphasize the safety of back-seat passengers as well. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has updated their auto insurance industry testing to place a greater emphasis on making sure…

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Allstate CEO says State Farm auto insurance rates will soon increase

Auto insurance - Rates increasing

Tom Wilson has predicted that his company’s largest competitor will also be raising rates. President and CEO at Allstate Tom Wilson has predicted that State Farm will also be pushing to make auto insurance rate hikes in 2023, when he spoke at the Goldman Sachs 2022 US Financial Services Conference. Allstate has already started requesting rate increases and expects State Farm to do the same. Wilson pointed to the increased prices as a response to inflationary pressures and rising loss costs, and that the move will provide the home and…

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Mercury shares insurance policy savings tips with its customers

Insurance Policy - Helpful Tips

The insurer released a Holiday Buyer’s Guide to help consumers get the right coverage for a better price. With the holiday season now underway, the odds are higher that a claim will be made on an insurance policy than they are at most other times of the year. That said, a claim can only be made if the right coverage is in place, moreover, not all coverage is priced equally. Therefore, Mercury has issued a Holiday Buyer’s Guide to help people to find precisely what they need and at the…

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State Farm announces its first Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

State Farm - New report

The insurer issued a release discussing the ways in which it is addressing climate risks. State Farm has announced the creation of its first Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report. The goal is to provide transparency regarding its climate risk strategies for policyholders and its own business. In the release, State Farm recognized that climate change is bringing about greater risk and uncertainty for policyholders, particularly in terms of the severity, frequency, and location of catastrophic weather events. As such, the insurer has acknowledged its primary role as…

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Allstate Insurance partners with Jordan Andino for road safe mocktails

Allstate Insurance mocktails - person pouring a drink

To promote safe driving throughout the holidays, the insurer is working with the chef and TV personality. Allstate insurance has joined forces with TV personality, chef and restauranteur Jordan Andino to develop Allstate Good Sips. This is a list of signature mocktail recipes meant to make sure drivers stay sober throughout the holiday season when they plan to get behind the wheel. Mocktails are becoming quite trendy, having taken off like never before in 2021. Last year, nonalcoholic beverage demand rose by 33 percent in 2021, reaching $331 million, said…

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Auto insurance premiums to climb by double digits again in 2023

Auto insurance premiums - Cost of car insurance going up 2023

The cost of insuring a vehicle in the United States is rapidly rising due to several factors. If there’s anything Americans are getting used to seeing at the moment, it’s increases in their auto insurance premiums. Looking back at the trends from 2022 and looking forward to what is expected in 2023 has meant considerably higher costs associated with insuring a new or used vehicle. This year has seen the largest rate increases recorded in the United States since 2019. As was recently reported by Live Insurance News, there have…

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Auto insurance rates have risen 17 percent since 2020

Auto insurance Rates - 17 Percent

American drivers are paying considerably more now for their coverage than a couple of years ago. Drivers across the United States are paying around 17 percent more for their auto insurance than they were paying in 2020, according to the results of a new Insurify study. This year, the average annual premiums for passenger vehicles across the country is $1,750. Michigan was identified as the state where drivers are paying the most for their auto insurance, at an average annual $2,510. The difference between that and what drivers are paying…

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