Geico to offer $2.5 billion in auto insurance credits due to coronavirus stay-at-home orders

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The car insurer announced that it would be offering these discounts to motorcycle and vehicle policyholders. Geico announced this week that it would offer about $2.5 billion in auto insurance credits. The offers will go out to 19 million vehicle and motorcycle policyholders whose policies will renew between April 7 and October 7, 2020. The announcement was made by the car insurer in a published statement as well as in a tweet. The statement explained that Geico customers don’t need to take any additional action to take advantage of the…

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Alabama auto insurance fines hit hard, even when renewing one day late

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The state has skyrocketed its fines for motorists who allow their vehicle coverage to lapse. Alabama auto insurance fines are heading skyward and drivers who allow their policies to lost – even for a single day – are about to suffer an unpleasant shock. The penalty for allowing a policy to lapse, even for one day, is $200 under the new rules. Probate judge and Cleburne County Commission chairperson Ryan Robertson spoke during one of the commission’s work sessions last week. There, he explained to the attendees that Alabama auto…

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Will State Farm lose its US auto insurance dominance to Geico?

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If current trends continue, the United States will have a new top vehicle insurer by 2022. For decades, State Farm has held onto the top spot among US auto insurance companies. That said, if recent trends keep up as they have been, it won’t be long before it loses its crown to a much younger rival. State farm has suffered business losses as a result of several steep rate hikes in recent years. The leader in US auto insurance has suffered steep losses after a spectrum of notably large rate…

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Geico auto insurance rates headed skyward in Illinois

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The average premiums increase is expected to be 3.5 percent, according to state records. Geico auto insurance will be increasing its rates in Illinois next year. The company, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, will raise premiums by an average of 3.5 across the state. The new Illinois auto insurance rates will become effective on February 6, 2017 for policy renewals. This is not the only increase being issued by Geico auto insurance. In fact, the insurer has been making similar announcements across the country. Throughout 2016, the average policy…

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Auto insurance premiums at GEICO and Allstate are going up

Certain large national insurers will be increasing their rates following a decline in underwriting results. It looks as though even the auto insurance companies that are known for providing affordable premiums are not immune to the need to increase rates every now and then, as GEICO has joined the national insurers that have been increasing their rates. The first quarter’s decline in underwriting profits were down and will be increasing rates to compensate for it. During the first quarter, GEICO saw underwriting profits of $160 million. When compared to the…

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Auto insurance rates are headed up due to claims and litigation

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The drivers in Louisiana are familiar with rising premiums, and now they are given another reason why. An auto insurance rates study has added some confirmation for residents in Louisiana who have been wondering why their premiums have been steadily rising and are now continuing to do so. The study didn’t necessarily discover anything new but it did prove what had previously been believed. What it found was that in a state where the auto insurance premiums are recognized as among the highest in the country – particularly in Baton…

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Allstate remains ahead of Geico in auto insurance market

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Gap between Allstate and Geico begins to narrow Allstate remains the second largest company in the U.S. in terms of auto insurance, but the company may soon lose its position to competitor Geico. Over the past year, the auto insurance sector has seen some volatility due to the frequency of natural disasters and the prevalence of insurance fraud. Despite this volatility, however, several auto insurance companies, such as Allstate and Geico, have managed to generate strong profits. The gap that once separated the two companies is beginning to narrow as…

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