Michigan auto insurance law does not guarantee drivers savings, says official

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Motorists have been hopeful that the much-needed changes would make a difference, but it’s not assured. Drivers have been waiting for a new Michigan auto insurance law to help control high and rising premiums in the state. However, according to one official, motorists should not consider the savings to be guaranteed. The personal injury protection (PIP) system has made Michigan rates the highest in the country. The new Michigan auto insurance law does not provide any new assurances that the extra costs from additional required liability coverage would be offset…

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Tesla insurance still slated to move forward after delay, says Musk

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Elon Musk spoke at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, addressing his previous coverage claims. CEO Elon Musk spoke at his company’s annual shareholder meeting, addressing the topic of the Tesla insurance he’d previously promised to drivers of the automaker’s electric vehicles. Musk insists that the electric vehicle insurance product is still in the works, only delayed. Musk explained that the Tesla insurance product would become available after an unspecified acquisition is completed. He also pointed out that additional software was in development. The Tesla electric vehicle insurance would become available…

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Does bad credit affect car insurance rates?

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If you’ve got bad credit you may be worried about how it affects a number of things you apply for. When you think of applying for things that need a credit check you may automatically think of things such as car finance, credit cards, mobile phone contracts or mortgagees. But have you thought about how your credit rating affects your car insurance premium? Refused Car Finance are bad credit car finance specialists who help people get car finance even if they have bad credit. They explore whether bad credit affects…

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Mercury Insurance ordered to pay $27.5 million in fines

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A California appeals court has ruled in favor of reinstating the penalties against the insurer. In California, a state appeals court has reinstated a fine of $27.5 million in penalties against Mercury Insurance Co. The ruling from earlier this week was the outcome of a case accusing the insurer of charging illegal broker fees. The auto insurance company charged illegal broker fees in 180,000 transactions with its customers. The fees were charged to customers from 1999 through 2004. The fines against Mercury Insurance were originally imposed by the California Department…

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

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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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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety wants better rear seat upgrades from automakers

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The non-profit is calling for vehicle makers to improve the restraint systems in the back seats of cars. A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that the non-profit feels backseat safety restraints are underperforming. The organization is calling for automakers to step up and improve the restraint systems in the back seats of their vehicles. The institute conducted a study that found that rear seat safety is not keeping up with that of front seats. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a study, the results…

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

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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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