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

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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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Survey: “Would You Trade Your Privacy For Lower Car Insurance Rates?”

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Survey and Guide by CarInsuranceCalculator.info According to a recent press release, the NHTSA aims for all cars manufactured after 2014 to come with a little black box (Event Data Recorder – EDR). Proponents stress increased safety and savings on insurance premiums, while opponents underline the threat to privacy and even forecast increased premiums; CarInsuranceCalculator.info wraps up and issues a survey to ask consumers how much do they value their privacy. The initiative by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would require all cars manufactured after August next year to…

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Auto insurance can be cheaper for vehicles with low mileage

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Discounts are available for cars that aren’t driven very far every year. When buying auto insurance or renewing a policy for a vehicle that has low mileage, it is important to discuss this trait with the agent or company representative as discounts may be available. Many policyholders miss this opportunity for significant savings every month. It is important to note that not all auto insurance companies offer this opportunity. That said, many do have discounts for low mileage cars, so owners of these vehicles are being advised to speak with…

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DriveFactor offers new usage based auto insurance program for drivers

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DriveFactor has announced its latest product that uses usage based insurance (UBI) technology to allow good drivers to prove their safe driving habits and receive discounts on their premiums. The program uses a UBI device to track the save driving behaviors of specific drivers so that they can save money on their coverage. It measures the way in which a car moves so that the insurer can more accurately determine the risk associated with the driver and calculate a more precise rate for protection. DriveFactor was established in 2010 under…

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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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