Auto insurance claims involving animals skyrocket in the fall, says Farmers Insurance

Auto insurance claims - Cow on Road

The insurer is reminding drivers to be mindful of this seasonal increase in driving risks. As the fall begins, so does the migration season for many kinds of animals, which unfortunately leads to a rise in auto insurance claims in crashes involving animals on the road. New data by Farmers Insurance showed an increase in 36 percent in claims for those reasons. Farmers Insurance data showed that there is a rise of about 36 percent in comprehensive auto insurance claims involving crashes with animals on the roads during the fall.…

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Nationwide announces the launch of a new digital insurance platform

Digital insurance platform - Woman using smartphone and laptop

The insurer has made the move in order to respond to a rising trend of consumer digital expectations. Nationwide has announced the launch of a new digital insurance platform. This has been a long awaited move by the company, which is responding to the growing need for digital options from a new generation of consumers. The new digital platform is called Spire, and it will officially launch before this year is complete. The Fortune 100 giant, based in Columbus, Ohio intends to make its digital insurance platform available to its…

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Thai uninsured drivers now have a unique affordable auto insurance policy option

Uninsured Drivers - Driver - Steering Wheel

Thaivivat and AIS partnered to attract these motorists with coverage exclusively while driving. Thaivivat, an insurance company in Thailand, has partnered with telco AIS to draw uninsured drivers in the country. The idea is to provide a type of coverage that is affordable through a unique product that is a first of its kind in the world. This auto insurance coverage is unique in that it applies only when the vehicle is in operation. This program to appeal to uninsured drivers is the first on the planet that automatically covers…

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SeaWorld parking lot flooding leaves guests with auto insurance nightmare

SeaWorld Parking Lot - Orca jumping at SeaWorld

Last month, a number of guests experienced flooded cars from a sudden Orlando downpour. A number of unlucky park guests returned to the SeaWorld parking lot after their visit in July only to find that they had an auto insurance struggle on their hands. Part of the lot had flooded, damaging their cars and the contents of those vehicles. Only now are they discovering what insurers will provide. The vehicle owners have been informed that they need substantial evidence to prove the cause of the damage. The vehicle owners who…

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Top US cities for speeding tickets identified in recent report

Speeding tickets - Fast Car

A new Insurify study revealed the top 20 cities across the country where speeders tend to drive. Driving over the speed limit is far from a rare occurrence in most cities, but new data regarding speeding tickets has pointed to the cities where it happens most. There isn’t a driver on the road who hasn’t seen another vehicle go zipping by above the marked limit. The Insurify study didn’t take into account the reason for the excessive speed. That data was not available for analysis. The recipients of the speeding…

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Tesla insurance is “not an easy business”, warns Warren Buffett

Tesla insurance - Warren Buffet at 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The Berkshire CEO has pointed to past failures of the industry to try to get into selling coverage. Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and investing guru to millions has knocked Elon Musk’s idea to launch Tesla insurance. Buffett is seen as an expert in the insurance industry as Berkshire Hathaway thrives within it. Musk recently announced that his electric vehicle company will launch its own Tesla insurance coverage, as reported by Live Insurance News at the end of April. This was, to a large extent, a response to what…

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Tesla car insurance may be on its way for insuring electric vehicles

Tesla Car Insurance - Tesla EV charging

Elon Musk’s EVs are facing problems on several different levels, causing the automaker to consider insuring. After another one of the company’s cars spontaneously burst into flames earlier this month, Tesla car insurance is likely to become available. The electric vehicle suddenly started burning while parked in a Shanghai garage. This was not the first time such an event has occurred. As a result, Tesla is likely to offer auto insurance to let its customers affordably cover their vehicles. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO brought up the subject of Tesla…

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