Auto insurance fines spark controversy in Louisiana

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Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles aims to collect on fines that are decades old Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is taking aim at the state’s Office of Motor Vehicles. Last week, the agency issued notifications to consumers throughout the state, seeking to recoup millions of dollars in fines for auto insurance lapses. A significant portion of these fines are quite old, with some coming from violations dating back as far as 1986. Notices issued to consumers caused an outcry, which got the attention of the Louisiana Department of Insurance. State…

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Auto insurance rates in Detroit continue to be a financial burden

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Insurance coverage for drivers in Detroit continues to grow more expensive Rising auto insurance rates in Detroit may be hindering the city’s economic recovery. Consumers throughout the city have seen their insurance rates soar in the past year. Detroit has been recovering from a record breaking municipal bankruptcy, which has served to make the city somewhat financially unstable. In December of 2014, the city was able to break free of this bankruptcy and its implications, but rising costs of auto insurance coverage could slow further recovery. High insurance rates make…

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Usage based insurance is already going mainstream

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This type of auto policy has started to become one of the standard offerings of many insurers. Though the potential benefits of usage based insurance have been clear for some time, this new technology based version of auto coverage has always represented an extremely small percentage of the offerings from insurers. This trend is starting to change as the tech is picked up by a growing number of insurers. Moreover, as more auto insurance companies offer these products in a larger number of locations, consumers are also finding the chance…

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Auto insurance cost drops following crackdown on fraud

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The price associated with covering a car has rapidly fallen since the new efforts went into effect. In the United Kingdom, the cost of auto insurance is dropping rapidly following a fraud and claim management company crackdown that has been very effective in shrinking the problem. According to recent data, the average annual comprehensive coverage quote has plummeted. The AA, over the past year, there has been a reduction in the size of comprehensive auto insurance quotes by approximately 10 percent. This is the largest decrease that has been recorded…

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Auto insurance minimum requirements may rise in Illinois

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The General Assembly is waiting for the governor to decide whether or not he will sign off on it. The last time that Illinois established a minimum mandatory auto insurance level for motorists was in 1989, at which time $20,000 was felt to be sufficient coverage for liability coverage. However, over the years, that amount has been able to cover a decreasing portion of medical bills for people injured in accidents. Nearly a quarter of a century later, the state is now passing legislation to increase the required liability auto…

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Auto insurance prices vary widely from one state to the next

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The states that have the most and least expensive premiums have been revealed by a recent study. It is no mystery that where a driver lives will have a notable influence over what he or she will pay for auto insurance coverage, but a recent study has now identified the states that have the most and least expensive coverage, and there is a vast difference between them. Even with a perfect driving record, location of residence can play a tremendous role in what is paid. For instance, in Louisiana, drivers…

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Auto insurance costs are rising, but Americans are happier with their coverage

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J.D. Power and Associates have found that despite the price, satisfaction is high. The results of a new J.D. Power and Associates study have been released, showing that while Americans are paying more for their auto insurance policies, their satisfaction levels with the companies that are covering them have risen. This is good news for an industry that will be facing tremendous claims from Hurricane Sandy. These results were from the 2012 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. It has indicated that while out of…

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