State Farm auto insurance rates drop in several states (including the most expensive)

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The insurer has announced that drivers in many states will be feeling a bit of relief from their rates. State Farm auto insurance rates are falling in a number of states, including two of the most expensive places to drive in the country. Two states that will experience relief over what they had been paying include Michigan and Louisiana. Michigan drivers – who pay, on average, more than any other motorists in the country – will see an average State Farm auto insurance rate reduction of 3.5 percent. In total,…

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Louisiana car insurance is the least affordable in the country, says IRC study

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Insurance Research Council data found the state to be the most expensive and has high delinquencies. The Insurance Research Council (I.R.C.) released data from a recent study showing that Louisiana car insurance is the least affordable in the United States. Moreover, the state is also among the highest for payment delinquencies in the country. These details help to show the market challenges faced by buy-here, pay-here vehicle sellers. The study pointed directly at Louisiana car insurance as the least affordable among all American states. The I.R.C. study indicated that there…

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Most expensive auto insurance sold in Michigan and Louisiana

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While Michigan’s rank at the top hasn’t changed, Louisiana has climbed back up after having fallen. Expensive auto insurance has become a way of life in certain states, and for Michigan drivers that way of life is more costly than any other state. Similarly, Louisiana, which had been dropping in the ranks among the most costly to purchase coverage, is back in second place. There are many reasons that contributed to a state-wide trend of higher insurance rates than the rest of the country. In Michigan’s case, the reason remains…

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New auto insurance monitoring system has come to Louisiana

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Monitoring system aims to ensure that police can enforce insurance requirements A new auto insurance monitoring system has been put to effect in some parts of Louisiana. The system is meant to be used by law enforcement to ensure that drivers have the coverage they need in effect. Per law, all drivers must have their vehicles insured. This coverage lapses when they do not pay their premiums, but it can take some time for this information to update through conventional channels. The new system will help police better enforce the…

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Auto insurance fines create controversy in Louisiana

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Office of Motor Vehicles sends more than 1 million letters to drivers for lapsed insurance coverage The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has sent out more than 1 million letters to drivers, seeking to collect some $400 million in fines associated with lapsed auto insurance coverage. These letters were sent to approximately 550,000 Louisiana drivers, many of whom have more than one vehicle, or were unable to insure their vehicles for a period of time. Some drivers are facing fines as high as $656 for driving without auto insurance coverage.…

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Auto insurance fines spark controversy in Louisiana

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Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles aims to collect on fines that are decades old Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is taking aim at the state’s Office of Motor Vehicles. Last week, the agency issued notifications to consumers throughout the state, seeking to recoup millions of dollars in fines for auto insurance lapses. A significant portion of these fines are quite old, with some coming from violations dating back as far as 1986. Notices issued to consumers caused an outcry, which got the attention of the Louisiana Department of Insurance. State…

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Insurance law that fines uninsured Louisiana drivers cause anger

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These high penalties have caused some residents of the state to call this new regulation unfair. A new insurance law has now gone into effect in Louisiana, which is designed to deter drivers from heading out onto the road while uninsured, but some residents of the state are now calling it unfair, as the penalties associated with it are quite high. Previously, the fine for driving without any auto insurance had been a small, one-time fee. However, drivers are now discovering that this insurance law means business. The fee now…

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