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

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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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The Tesla Model 3 has earned top safety ratings from the insurance industry

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The electric vehicle has become the first from the company to receive this I.I.H.S. rating. The Tesla Model 3 electric sedan has received the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s (I.I.H.S.) top safety rating. This represents the first time the electric vehicle maker has received this highest safety designation level. The I.I.H.S. granted its top safety pick+ designation to the electric vehicle. The Tesla Model 3 received the top safety pick+ designation from the I.I.H.S. after the vehicle performed exceptionally well. The institute said that the Model 3 earned this top…

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Tesla Insurance launches, sending the electric vehicle maker into a new industry

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At first launch, the auto coverage will be available only in California and for the company’s customers. The Tesla Insurance coverage for the company’s electric vehicles and that was first announced earlier this year has now launched in California. The idea is to make premiums 20 percent to 30 percent more affordable for drivers of Tesla’s electric cars. Elon Musk first announced his intentions to launch the product back in April 2019. At that time, Elon Musk had assumed that the Tesla Insurance product would launch quite quickly. That said,…

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

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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

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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

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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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Michigan motorcycle insurance reform leaves riders concerned over new vulnerabilities

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A new state law designed to get auto insurance rates under control could risk biker coverage. Motorcyclists are feeling nervous about potential upcoming changes to Michigan motorcycle insurance coverage. The state has been making some serious moves to reduce its auto insurance rates after having been the most expensive in the country for many years. The new law will allow motorists to purchase limited personal injury protection benefits. The new state auto insurance law was signed by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer after having been pushed by the Republican-led state legislature.…

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