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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Bitcoin theft insurance becomes growing product worldwide

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Major insurers worldwide are offering policies to help investors protect against cryptocurrency heists. Bitcoin theft insurance is becoming a growing business as global insurers offer cryptocurrency investors and business coverage against theft. Providers are taking on a number of different challenges as traders pour billions into buying and selling these barely regulated and highly volatile digital currencies. At the moment, only a handful of insurers are selling the policies, but many more are coming soon. Among the Bitcoin theft insurance companies currently selling include Chubb, XL Catlin, and Mitsui Sumitomo…

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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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American health care turned on its head by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway

Amazon Box American health care

The three companies are entering into a partnership to address medical care issues for their US employees. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have announced that they will be working together to discover ways to improve American health care for their U.S. employees. The goal will be to boost their worker satisfaction while lowering costs related to illness and care. The three giants will be looking to offer better American health care to their employees by way of an independent company. That firm will be free from incentives and restrictions…

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Professional Claims Solutions (PCS) Investigation Leads to Insurance Fraud Arrest/Conviction in Passaic County

Professional Claims Solutions (PCS) VCWC (Video Camera and Witness Canvass) Investigation uncovered a staged pedestrian accident. PCS conducted a thorough Video Surveillance Canvass and located a camera over two blocks away on a Passaic Housing Authority building that captured the staged accident.  Upon the completion of the investigation, the individual depicted in the below video link was subsequently arrested and prosecuted for ‘Insurance Fraud’ by Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.  These types of investigations and companies like PCS are playing a major role in keeping insurance premiums as low as possible. Having video of an…

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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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New Allstate jobs abound as State Farm lays off more workers

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Allstate will be hiring 800 new people throughout the American Northwest and Washington state. Even as State Farm layoffs continue, the number of new Allstate jobs available will see a sharp spike this year. The national insurer will be hiring 600 people throughout the Northwestern states as well as an additional 200 people in Washington state. This has occurred as State Farm faces the challenges of relocating some positions while cutting others. State Farm recently announced that it would be fully closing its downtown Tacoma operations. At the same time,…

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CHIP funding will run dry in several states by the end of January

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Kids in many places across the country and whose families have low incomes will be without health insurance. CHIP funding was allowed to expire on September 30, 2017 and, despite the fact that the program has bipartisan support, it still has not been renewed. States have been doing what they could to compensate for the medical expenses without federal money. Unfortunately, some states haven’t fared as well as others. Now, many of the 9 million children enrolled in the program, as well as pregnant mothers and babies born over the…

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Cat and dog obesity rate rises for seventh consecutive year

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As pets become increasingly overweight, insurance claims connected to excess weight keep climbing. Among humans, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss, but the new cat and dog obesity rates should likely have pet owners doing the same for their furry family members. For the seventh straight year, the obesity rates among our most beloved pets are on the rise. Cat and dog obesity isn’t just a matter of the way they look. As is the case with people, obesity places them at risk of a…

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