Georgia auto insurance rates driven skyward by massive crashes

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Serious car wrecks are becoming more frequent in the state, making it more costly to insure vehicles. Georgia auto insurance rates are expected to rise yet again, following several other consecutive increases. According to experts in the industry, the growing expense associated with car insurance premiums has to do with the number of serious crashes in the state. The number of accidents and the severity of the crashes are both on the rise and it is costing insurers. As a result, Georgia auto insurance companies find themselves raising their rates…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance product scandal will now lead to $130 million in payments

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The financial giant released a securities filing at the end of last week with its updated estimates. The Wells Fargo auto insurance product scandal has received a fresh update as the bank updated its payment estimates in a recent securities filing. The document revealed the financial giant’s intentions to pay a total estimated $130 million to affected customers. That new figure represents an amount that is $50 million greater than previous estimates it released. The auto insurance product in question has since been discontinued. The premiums associated with its coverage…

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Mobile insurance claims are taking a while to catch on with consumers

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J.D. Power data shows insurer apps aren’t rapidly taking off among policyholders filing for payments. Mobile insurance claims aren’t very popular among policyholders, says J.D. Power data. Even though auto insurance companies across the country have launched massive advertising campaigns, consumers are still slow to adopt the tech. As much as mobile insurance apps are being used more frequently, that isn’t the case for making claims. J.D. Power released its 2017 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study. Within it, the firm indicated that the slow adoption of mobile insurance claims technology…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal escalates with accusation of lying to Congress

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Senator Sharrod Brown put forth the allegations against the bank during a recent Senate hearing. The Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal has just escalated to a new level after accusations of lying to Congress last year. At a Senate hearing this week, Senator Sherrod Brown alleged that the bank failed to disclose a growing problem within the bank’s car insuring business. This has only worsened the situation for the bank which is already facing considerable scandal. “The company pure and simple lied to this committee — and lied to the…

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Despite EU auto insurance rates regulations, male drivers still pay more

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Men are still paying an average of 25 percent more than women, half a decade after the ruling’s implementation New EU auto insurance rates data revealed that men are consistently paying more for their policies than women. This, despite the fact that the European Union introduced a rule to stop gender price discrimination five years ago. The gender directive was meant to stop insurance companies from automatically charging women better premiums. The EU auto insurance rates regulations had been meant to stop the common practice which was costing men hundreds…

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Climate change and severe weather could increase insurance rates for everyone

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Even homeowners who don’t reside in areas struck by recent hurricanes could feel the pinch. Homeowners across America wouldn’t likely be surprised to hear that climate change and the severe weather coming with it could raise insurance rates in areas like Florida and Texas. That said, just because an area wasn’t struck by Harvey or Irma, it doesn’t mean rates won’t rise there, too. Motorists and homeowners throughout many U.S. states will likely watch premiums rise over the next while. Insurance companies are being increasingly affected by climate change. Severe…

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Are Michigan auto insurance companies illegally charging widows and widowers more?

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A group defending the state’s coverage system says it has found instances of insurers breaking the law. A group defending the Michigan auto insurance system said it has found cases in which insurers have illegally targeted women and widows for higher premiums. If this is true, those insurers are in direct violation of state laws prohibiting the use of gender and marital status for rate calculations. Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault found at least three auto insurance companies breaking that law. The group says that this places the spotlight on potential…

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Texas auto insurance claims filed by the thousands, and they’re just getting started

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Insurers covering vehicles in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey expect hundreds of thousands of claims. Auto insurance claims have already started filing in as a result of Hurricane Harvey, but despite the high numbers, they’re just getting started. Insurance companies throughout the affected regions are bracing for hundreds of thousands more. In fact, as of last Thursday, the 100,000 mark had already been passed. “We do know that approximately 100,000 claims have come in,” said the Insurance Council of Texas manager of governmental and regulatory communications, Matt Stillwell. That trade…

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Most expensive auto insurance sold in Michigan and Louisiana

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While Michigan’s rank at the top hasn’t changed, Louisiana has climbed back up after having fallen. Expensive auto insurance has become a way of life in certain states, and for Michigan drivers that way of life is more costly than any other state. Similarly, Louisiana, which had been dropping in the ranks among the most costly to purchase coverage, is back in second place. There are many reasons that contributed to a state-wide trend of higher insurance rates than the rest of the country. In Michigan’s case, the reason remains…

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Florida no fault auto insurance repeal effort launched once again

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A new proposal is headed to the state Legislature in 2018 after having undergone lengthy discussion. Senator Tom Lee (R-Thonotosassa) filed SB 150 in the hopes of repealing the no fault auto insurance system in Florida. The current law requires drivers in the state to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Senator Lee seeks to replace the PIP coverage with a requirement for bodily injury and medical payment coverages. Lawmakers have tried several times to repeal the no fault auto insurance system over the last few years. They…

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