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

winter driving self driving cars

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…

Read More

Black Friday insurance coverage takes many forms this year

Black friday insurance

While consumers shuffle their way through crowded stores and pick up extra purchases online, coverage is key. Among the preparations shoppers are making to ensure they get the best deal, adequate Black Friday insurance coverage is also vital. Before heading out to pick up the top tech gifts of 2017 there are several forms of insurance coverage that may be needed. The odds are that most consumers have policies in place, but the key is in reviewing and updating them. After all, when shoppers are out in crowded parking lots…

Read More

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

Floodwaters flood auto insurance claims

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…

Read More

Auto insurance claims still need human participation, J.D. Power

Car mechanic auto insurance claims

According to a recent customer satisfaction study, consumers love tech but still need human interaction. While consumers may love technology for many interactions, auto insurance claims still need that human touch. The J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study showed tech hasn’t fully replaced people. The research showed that Generation Y is less satisfied by the insurance claim process than any other generation. The study defined Generation Y as people born between 1977 and 1994. They found the auto insurance claims process to be the least satisfactory of any…

Read More

Insurance industry tips to keep auto costs down

mechanic auto insurance industry maintenance

There are many things that a driver can do to lower the risk of making a claim through basic maintenance. Owning a car isn’t cheap, but the insurance industry has pointed out that there are a number of ways that the costs associated with vehicle ownership can be kept down to a more affordable level, as long as a bit of basic maintenance is kept up. Many types of DIY activity can help a vehicle to run better and cheaper and lowers the risk of a collision. As the insurance…

Read More

Auto insurance companies have their eye on automotive vehicle redesigns

auto insurance car future

As more cars and trucks have steel panels replaced by aluminum, this could raise claim payouts. The automotive industry has been making changes to the design of many cars and trucks, removing their steel body panels in favor of aluminum ones, which has auto insurance companies feeling a bit jittery about how claims will look in the not-too-distant future. This considerable redesign to the construction of vehicles brings uncertainty to the insurance industry. This is not the first time that an aluminum bodied vehicle has rolled its way off the…

Read More

Auto insurance is improving its customer satisfaction

auto insurance industry new car

A recent report from J.D. Power has shown that this sector of the industry is making consumers happy. According to a the results of a recently released study conducted by J.D. Power, auto insurance companies are continuing to provide an increasing level of customer satisfaction throughout the claims process. This was revealed within the “J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study.” This study is conducted in order to measure the satisfaction level that consumers feel with respect to their auto insurance company after they have had to make a…

Read More

Auto insurance underwriting losses increase by 77 percent

Manitoba flag auto insurance

In Manitoba, the treacherous winter lead to a notably larger number of vehicle collisions. The compulsory auto insurance carrier in Manitoba, Canada, has now reported that it had experienced underwriting losses of almost $220 million (CAD) within the fiscal year that came to a close at the end of February. Moreover, the total number of claims that were filed with the insurer rose by 15 percent over the previous year. The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI) has now released its annual report, in which it produce the figures associated with…

Read More

Auto insurance claims drop with Honda collision warning system

honda auto insurance

Research has shown that this safety feature is making a difference in reducing filings on policies. The Honda Accord has just received a bit of a pat on the back from the auto insurance industry as new data has been released to show that its forward collision and lane departure warning system is helping to reduce the number of claims that are made in these luxury vehicles. This data has been released with an analysis that was conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). The results of the HLDI…

Read More

Auto insurance hike prevention efforts taken on by Michigan

michigan auto insurance pothole

The state’s legislators are now getting behind efforts to stop rates from rising from pothole damage claims. A long winter of extreme weather has now brought about a rather nasty pothole season in Michigan, and the state’s House of Representatives are now looking into a bill that has recently been introduced to help to control the impact that this will have on auto insurance premiums as claims from damage start pouring in. The bill is meant to help to keep premiums from rising because a claim was made for pothole…

Read More