Michigan auto insurance rates are highest of any U.S. state

Michigan Auto Insurance rates

Newly released survey results show that drivers in the state aren’t wrong about how much they’ve been paying. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to know that Michigan auto insurance rates are high. Drivers in the state have been complaining about their premiums for years and lawmakers have made several attempts to alter this situation. A recent survey has confirmed yet again that Michigan drivers are indeed paying more than any other state. The survey confirmed that Michigan auto insurance rates are in fact the highest, on average,…

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New federal insurance bill would require racial disparity study in premiums calculations

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Congressman from California cites ProPublica and consumer reports auto coverage industry analysis. U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced a federal insurance bill last week which requires authorities across the country to take a closer look at auto insurance premiums calculations. The bill cites an April 2017 article co-published between Consumer Reports and ProPublica pointing to racial disparities. The auto insurance racial disparity legislation boasted six Democratic co-sponsors. The federal insurance bill was created partially as a reproach to the Trump administration when it sought to alter the Treasury Department’s Federal…

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High-tech car features push increasing auto insurance premiums

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The more fancy gadgets become commonplace in cars, the more expensive it becomes to repair them. Technology designed to make cars safer and more convenient may reduce accident frequency but may also be increasing auto insurance premiums. The gadgets make it easier to navigate the roads but when damaged, they are more costly to replace. Tech enhancements include everything from touch screen control panels, backup cameras, blind spot monitoring and additional help to keep us aware of what’s going on around us. However, those gadgets aren’t cheap. When they do…

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Caitlyn Jenner crash settlement requires star to pay $800,000

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The celebrity’s auto insurance is expected to cover part of the payment for the fatal car crash from 2015. The Caitlyn Jenner crash that resulted in a fatality in New Zealand in 2015 now requires the celebrity to pay out NZ $1 million (about US $800,000). The settlement surrounding the car accident was expected to come with a hefty payment. The massive settlement was reached following a fatal car crash two years ago on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Caitlyn Jenner crash occurred when she rear-ended a vehicle in traffic.…

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Connecticut liability insurance makes coverage more expensive for drivers

Connecticut liability insurance

Auto policy premiums rose by an average of 4.1 percent for drivers in the state last year. Connecticut liability insurance is making coverage more expensive for drivers throughout the state, according to data from the Insurance Department. In fact, it is also sending homeowners insurance rates higher, though not by as much. Last year, homeowners insurance rates increased by an average of 2.4 percent in Connecticut. Drivers saw a 4.1 percent rise in their premiums because of the Connecticut liability insurance regulations. The Connecticut Insurance Department is responsible for an…

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Auto insurance refund on the way to many customers who bought via car dealer

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Suncorp and Allianz will be repaying $63 million to customers who purchased through dealerships. Allianz and Suncorp are required to pay an auto insurance refund total of $63 million to customers who purchased coverage through their car dealers. The repayment is a part of a crackdown from a corporate watchdog worth $120 million regarding financing and insurance add-ons at dealerships. An investigation was conducted regarding many questionable practices such as car dealer sales tactics. Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) senior exec, Michael Saadat, is responsible for overseeing insurance companies,…

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Florida no fault car insurance repeal moves ahead in state Senate

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Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) introduced the bill in the hopes of controlling skyrocketing premiums. The no fault car insurance bill meant to repeal the current system in Florida has cleared an important Senate committee. Should it become law, it would mean that drivers will need to purchase bodily injury coverage. The primary hurdle so far has been the argument that lawsuits and premiums would rise further. Many of the objections have come directly from insurance representatives. Should the no fault car insurance be repealed, it would mean that drivers in…

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Self-driving car insurance for electric vehicles lacking in the United Kingdom

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Axa claims that Great Britain may be lining up to miss out on driverless vehicle technology. A lack of appropriate infrastructure and a shortage of self-driving car insurance is setting up the United Kingdom to face serious challenges if it doesn’t want to get left behind with driverless electric cars, says the Axa insurance company. Autonomous vehicles are facing considerable barriers in the U.K. due to the lack of fast charging bays, among others. Drivers of electric cars are already facing struggles with the fact that there aren’t enough rapid…

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Self driving cars receiving technology upgrade to reduce winter auto insurance claims

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The driverless vehicles are being designed to be able to make their way safely along snowy roads. While self driving cars may be the direction the industry will be taking in the future, winter storms and snowy roads continue to be as much of a threat of auto insurance claims for those cars as the ones driven by people. Driverless vehicles currently operate best in cities with clearly marked streets and lanes. Though self driving cars have been performing quite well in their testing phases, they have been developed for…

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Northern California wildfires break $9 billion in insurance claims

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The fires that torched their way through the state’s wine country in October have broken fire records. The Northern California wildfires from October have already generated an incredible $9 billion in insurance claims. This has easily left the previous wildfire insurance claim records well behind. The October blaze is now the most expensive single fire in the history of the United States. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones does not think that total will rise much further for those Northern California wildfires. The $9 billion figure represents the total insurance claims…

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