Auto insurance premiums expected to rise in Michigan

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Some 2 million drivers throughout the state may see higher rates Drivers in Michigan are likely to see higher auto insurance premiums this year. Some 2 million people could see a $40-a-year increase, unless a tax credit that benefits insurers is repealed. Governor Rick Snyder has proposed repealing the tax credit as part of his 2016-2017 budget proposal. Doing so would secure more funding for the state’s general fund and may be able to ensure that drivers do not pay higher rates for their coverage. Insurers are being reimbursed for…

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Homeowners and auto insurance premiums on the rise in Ohio

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Homeowners and auto coverage is growing more expensive in Ohio Auto insurance rates in Ohio are expected to rise in 2016, along with homeowners insurance premiums. The Ohio Insurance Institute has announced that auto premiums are set to rise by an average of 3.3%, whereas homeowners coverage will become 2.9% more expensive, on average. Even with the increases in premiums, Ohio is well below the national average in terms of the cost of auto and homeowners insurance coverage. In terms of homeowners coverage, Ohio is ranked the ninth lowest when…

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New auto insurance monitoring system has come to Louisiana

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Monitoring system aims to ensure that police can enforce insurance requirements A new auto insurance monitoring system has been put to effect in some parts of Louisiana. The system is meant to be used by law enforcement to ensure that drivers have the coverage they need in effect. Per law, all drivers must have their vehicles insured. This coverage lapses when they do not pay their premiums, but it can take some time for this information to update through conventional channels. The new system will help police better enforce the…

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Driverless vehicles may be a threat to the auto insurance industry

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Allstate predicts that autonomous cars will have an impact on the insurance industry Driverless vehicles may pose a potential threat to the auto insurance industry, according to Allstate. The company has filed its annual 2015 report, suggesting that autonomous cars could impact the industry in a significant manner. These vehicles are equipped with technology that take the human equation out of driving. Most car accidents are caused by human error, which makes the need for insurance coverage quite abundant. Allstate is concerned that autonomous vehicles will reduce the need for…

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New legislation in Florida aims to close ride-share auto insurance gap

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Senator Simmons introduces new insurance legislation to address ride-share concerns in Florida New auto insurance legislation concerning ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, is making progress in Florida’s legislative process. The legislation, sponsored by Senator David Simmons, is heading for the state’s Senate, where lawmakers will determine its feasibility and whether or not it is a good fit for the state. According to Senator Simmons, the legislation is a work in progress and changes may be made to it in the future. Lawmakers are becoming increasingly concerns of potential…

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Self-driving cars expected to disrupt the auto insurance market

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Autonomous vehicles predicted to have a severe impact on the cost of auto insurance Autonomous vehicles could have a major impact on auto insurance premiums in the future. While these vehicles are not yet readily available, insurers already see the potential disruption self-driving cars could have on the market. Self-driving vehicle take human error out of the equation, which is expected to significantly cut down on the number of accidents that are seen on the roads every year. This will lead to a dramatic decrease in auto insurance premiums in…

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California approves new auto insurance products for TNC industry

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New insurance products will be available for TNC drivers California officials have approved new auto insurance products that will affect the Transportation Network Company (TNC) space. Companies like Uber and Lyft have had a major impact on the insurance space, largely due to concerns that these companies are not providing adequate coverage for their drivers. Insurers are beginning to take note of the rising popularity of TNC and, in order to mitigate risks, have begun offering new insurance policies. State Farm is among these companies. State Farm is among several…

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