Michigan auto insurance is unaffordable to 97 percent of ZIP codes, says UM study

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Nearly every ZIP code has car insurance premiums greater than 2 percent of household income. Michigan auto insurance rates are too high to be considered affordable to people living in 97 percent of the ZIP codes across the state, says a new University of Michigan study. The research was conducted by Poverty Solutions, the university’s campus-wide think tank. The study determined that the cost of auto insurance represented too much of a household’s income. What the researchers found was that in 97 percent of the ZIP codes across the state,…

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Nevada car insurance premiums will rise for 1 in 3 drivers

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About 600,000 motorists across the state will be watching their rates rise in the near future. Around one in every three state residents will be affected by the Nevada car insurance rate hikes coming soon. About 600,000 drivers will see a considerable 9 percent spike to their auto policy premiums this summer. The state will be raising the minimum amount of bodily injury and property damage coverage. As a result, Nevada car insurance rates will also be rising in order to reflect the higher coverage. This will become effective as…

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Car insurance rates and clothing prices affect inflation

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These consumer prices are having a direct impact on the rate of inflation, say economists and analysts. According to recently released American economic data, car insurance rates and clothing prices are impacting the rate of inflation. Not including energy and food, U.S. consumer prices increased by 0.3 percent in January. Food and energy were left out due to their volatility. That most recent price jump represented the fastest monthly increased experienced in a year. The consumer price spike will likely only worsen concerns regarding the financial markets. According to the…

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Are car insurance rates higher in urban minority neighborhoods

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A recent study suggests that they are, but the research report has been accused of producing flawed findings. A new car insurance rates study has been published by ProPublica and Consumer Reports. It suggests urban neighborhoods populated primarily by minorities pay higher auto insurance premiums than comparable communities of lower minority populations. However, an insurance industry group has accused the report’s findings of being flawed and misleading. The study used car insurance rates data from California, Texas, Missouri and Illinois. The data was broken down by ZIP code and claims…

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Allstate auto insurance rates are going up for Illinois drivers

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The insurer has increased premiums in the state by an average of 6 percent, following a statewide trend. Allstate auto insurance customers are about to face an increase in the rates they’re paying for their policies. This announcement was made only 6 months after a similar one was made State Farm, the largest car insurance company in the state. The average increase for drivers in the state with Allstate coverage will be about 6 percent. The original filing to increase Allstate auto insurance rates was made in January. An Illinois…

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Auto insurance premiums head skywards due to smartphone use

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The Washington Insurance Commissioner’s Office has blamed mobile device use for a 5.9 percent rate increase. Consumers wondering why they’re paying higher auto insurance premiums may not have to look any further than their smartphones. The Insurance Commissioner’s Office in Washington State said the top 20 insurance companies hiked rates by 5.9 percent last year. That said, the insurance rate for motorists has been on its way up across the country. Across the country, the average amount drivers are paying in auto insurance premiums reached $926 in 2016. Throughout the…

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You’re still paying less for home and auto insurance if you live in Maine

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The state has now held third place for affordable coverage in those categories, for the third year in a row. Residents of Maine have been enjoying some of the most affordable homeowners and auto insurance rates in the country for the last few years, and the latest data has shown that this has not yet changed. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has ranked Maine in third place for affordability. NAIC ranked the state based on the low cost to purchase homeowners and auto insurance. It has held third place…

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