Saving money by better understanding your auto insurance coverage options

According to a news release issued by the Insurance Information Institute has shown that consumers purchasing auto insurance for the first time, or who are renewing an existing policy, should contact their agent or company rep to ensure that they are receiving the coverage that they need and at the best possible rate. Accomplishing this requires the consumer to educate him or herself at least a little bit about the various coverage options that are available. One of the best ways to obtain this information is simply by asking questions…

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Nationwide Insurance addresses modernization with N.C. Legislative Research Commission

Lee Morton, the regional vice president for North Carolina at Nationwide Insurance addressed the N.C. Legislative Research Commission Joint Study Committee on Automobile Insurance Modernization regarding the improvement of rate systems. He talked about the competitive, strong, healthy, diverse, and low-cost system for auto insurance that is already present within the state and identified concerns about the impact that changing the system could have on the state’s motorists. Morton explained that the insurance system in the state is currently fair to all motorists and provides consumers with protection against rate…

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Research ranks auto insurance premiums by state and finds uninsured increase costs

An online survey conducted by Insure.com, has shown that drivers in Louisiana, Michigan, and Oklahoma pay highest premiums for auto insurance in the country. On the flip side, Vermont had the lowest car insurance rates, according to the same survey. The findings were based on the rates paid every year by single males who are 40 years old and who commute 12 miles every day to work. This profile would generate a rate of $995 in Vermont, but was much higher in some other states. For example, the same person…

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Millions of drivers may be eligible for car insurance discounts, according to Progressive Insurance

Progressive Insurance has issued a new report detailing how as many as 70 million drivers in the U.S. could be missing out on major savings. The insurer launched a new product earlier this year that collects data from drivers who opt to have a simple device installed in their vehicles. The device tracks driving habits and send the information to Progressive agents who determine whether these habits are safe. Those with safe driving habits are eligible for major discounts on their car insurance policies. Progressive’s report draws upon data collected…

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Travelers of Massachusetts unveils New Car Discount program for reduced insurance costs

Travelers of Massachusetts has announced that in response to the increase in new purchases – which, according to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, is expected to beat the 310,547 purchased last year by 7 percent – it is launching the New Car Discount. This will help the residents of Massachusetts who have purchased new cars to obtain greater savings on their auto insurance. In fact, drivers with new vehicles – that is, those that are less than three years old – will be able to use it to obtain…

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The cost of your vehicle doesn’t end at the price tag

If you’re hoping to save money on your auto insurance, then one of the most important factors that you should be considering is the type of vehicle that you’re driving, as this is one of the key factors that decides how much your rates will be. Overall, the rule of thumb is that if you want the very cheapest auto insurance, then a four door family-friendly vehicle will bring the best results. For example, the popular Town & Country by Chrysler is a vehicle that is considered to be both…

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NAIC survey reveals ways consumers have been saving money on car insurance

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has released the results of a survey that determined the top ways that consumers have made lifestyle changes within the last year in order to save money with their car use to reduce their insurance fees. Over the last twelve months, 53 percent of Americans made this type of change with car insurance costs in mind. The insurance commissioners’ survey showed that the following changes were made by consumers: Among automobile owners, almost 20 percent exchanged their car for a less costly model…

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