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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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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Allstate CEO Tom Wilson says ridesharing will upend the auto insurance industry

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Ride hailing and car sharing programs have changed transportation and are now changing coverage. Allstate CEO Tom Wilson explained that the auto insurance industry should expect some substantial changes due to ridesharing companies. These services have altered the way that vehicles are used so that they are no longer defined by auto products. The interview was reported from CES 2019 by a Cheddar article. In it, the Allstate CEO underscored the change ride hailing and car sharing services have made to personal transportation. That said, traditional auto insurance products don’t…

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Regulators decline Wells Fargo’s strategy to repay insurance customers

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American regulators have rejected the bank’s repayment plan to borrowers who were unfairly sold coverage. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (O.C.C.) has rejected Wells Fargo’s plan to repay its insurance customers. Those borrowers were overcharged by the bank when they were sold unnecessary auto insurance. The O.C.C. has not yet implemented a deadline by which a plan must be approved. That said, Wells Fargo is unable to complete the effort of compensating its affected customers until it receives the regulator’s nod. Regulators told Wells Fargo it must…

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Allstate pay per mile insurance rolls out for New Jersey drivers

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The Milewise program makes it possible for low-mileage drivers to pay based on their usage. New Jersey drivers now have a new pay per mile insurance policy available from Allstate. The auto insurance company has rolled out Milewise in the state. This insurance policy is designed to appeal to drivers who don’t go very far in their vehicles. The Allstate Milewise pay per mile insurance policy allows drivers to reduce their coverage expenses by driving less. The less these motorists use their vehicles, and the shorter the distances they travel,…

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The Wells Fargo scandal continues to bite with 38,000 erroneous letters mailed

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The auto insurance scam involved selling unnecessary coverage and now includes sending letters containing mistakes. The Wells Fargo scandal that rocked the financial services company in the second half of last year just became more unpleasant. As the bank attempts to recover from the latest damage to its reputation in which auto loan customers were sold insurance policies they didn’t need, they’ve now made another mistake they didn’t need. The bank accidentally sent out letters about the auto insurance scam containing erroneous information. The Wells Fargo scandal involved requiring car…

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