Trends reveal huge growth in online insurance purchases

Last week, Allstate announced their acquisition of Esurance, the online auto insurance provider. The purchase was billed as an effort to expand Allstate’s online market, providing customers with more options and flexibility when purchasing coverage. There is another factor that may have contributed to the acquisition, according to a new report released by comScore, a global source of digital market intelligence. The firm conducted a survey in the U.S. that suggests that the online market is becoming increasingly popular amongst consumers. The survey shows that, of those participating, 20% of…

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Nevada low cost car insurance program on the line

New legislation in Nevada that seeks to provide affordable auto insurance to the poor is facing renewed opposition as it inches closer to being signed into law. Introduced and championed by Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson (D-NV), the bill intends to establish a low-cost auto insurance program that is tailored for those living below the poverty line. Since the bill’s conception it has garnered support. Now a new wave of opposition is mounting in the Senate against the legislation. Atkinson believes the bill will have a real, if modest, impact on those…

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Uninsured motorists are in for a surprise with new “no pay/no play” law

Kansas set to join the growing number of states adopting the “no pay/no play” insurance law in an effort to reduce the number of uninsured drivers. States across the nation are enforcing new laws in an attempt to get drivers to obtain and keep insurance. The latest statistics show around 13 percent of Kansas drivers are uninsured. While not good, it is still lower than several states, including neighboring Oklahoma, whose uninsured drivers rank over 20 percent. The property and casualty insurers’ support the no pay/no play laws and feel…

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Chubb Insurance Group expands coverages for auto policies

The Chubb Group Insurance will be adding to, and expanding, aspects of their automotive policies. Customers in four states can now take advantage of pet coverage that was added to their auto policies. The additional coverage will help to pay for medical treatment the pet may require if it is in the vehicle when the owner is involved in an accident. The Chubb Group is also raising the limit on loss-of-use coverage, and broadening the lease (GAP) coverage. Additionally, they are adding replacement cost coverage on new vehicles; if an…

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