Using a Vehicle Tracking Device to Lower Your Insurance Premiums

Insurance premiums are rising year on year… this is down to more cars being on the road and more careless driving as people take more risks to get to work on time. This year it is predicted there could be a further rise of between 3-10% on insurance premiums due to reinsurers (the insurers for the insurance companies) increasing their own premiums because of a concern over how easy insurers are paying out. The issue is that it is generally a small proportion of drivers who actually have accidents regularly…

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Telematics: The rise of usage-based insurance

Usage based insurance

Usage-based insurance is gaining traction Usage-based insurance coverage had, once upon a time, been considered little more than a fantasy. Now, however, it is becoming much more of a reality as we see insurance giants roll out their new auto insurance plans based on this technology. As the term suggests, usage-based insurance is based on driving behavior. This means that policyholder’s rates are based on how many miles driven, what time of day and safe driving habits and more. Determining whether or not coverage is in use can be a…

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Hartford to test a new form of car policy in 2012

Hartford Financial Services Group has announced its intentions to begin a pilot program in 2012 for an auto insurance policy based on telematics. Hartford’s president of consumer markets, Andy Napoli made the announcement during the company’s investors meeting. The new policy will be using telematics. According to Napoli, using the “devices in insured vehicles to transmit information about driving behavior, such as miles driven, speed, acceleration, deceleration, and using that information to price the risk.” This pilot program will be known as TrueLane and will begin in the first half…

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