Self driving cars receiving technology upgrade to reduce winter auto insurance claims

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The driverless vehicles are being designed to be able to make their way safely along snowy roads. While self driving cars may be the direction the industry will be taking in the future, winter storms and snowy roads continue to be as much of a threat of auto insurance claims for those cars as the ones driven by people. Driverless vehicles currently operate best in cities with clearly marked streets and lanes. Though self driving cars have been performing quite well in their testing phases, they have been developed for…

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Michigan auto insurance headed even higher with no-fault fee hike

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Drivers in the state are already paying some of the highest premiums in the country and that price is rising. Michigan auto insurance is going to be even more expensive as the no-fault fee increases this summer. Drivers in the state will be paying $10 more to insure their vehicles. The purpose of the no-fault law in Michigan is to make sure that people involved in a collision will have coverage for catastrophic injuries no matter who is at fault. The no-fault law in the state says that a person…

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You’re still paying less for home and auto insurance if you live in Maine

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The state has now held third place for affordable coverage in those categories, for the third year in a row. Residents of Maine have been enjoying some of the most affordable homeowners and auto insurance rates in the country for the last few years, and the latest data has shown that this has not yet changed. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has ranked Maine in third place for affordability. NAIC ranked the state based on the low cost to purchase homeowners and auto insurance. It has held third place…

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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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Google is pulling out of the insurance industry, for now

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Google will be closing down its insurance comparison website within a month Google has announced that it will be shutting down its Google Compare insurance comparison site. This may be a reflection of Google’s intention of selling financial products, such as auto insurance coverage. Google Compare has been operating in the United Kingdom for three years and the company had planned to bring the service to the United States in the near future. The site allowed users to compare prices on auto insurance coverage, but the site was never to…

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Michigan drivers can now show proof of auto insurance with their mobile devices

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New law allows drivers to show proof of insurance with a smartphone or tablet New law in Michigan will allow drivers to show their proof of auto insurance to law enforcement officers with their smartphones or tablets. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder in October of 2015, but the law only took effect on January 5 of this year. The law is expected to provide drivers with more flexibility in proving that they have the necessary auto insurance coverage when they are pulled over by law…

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Auto insurance laws in Minnesota change for 2016

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Drivers should be aware of the new requirements and make sure to have their proof of coverage handy. For anyone in Minnesota who is getting set to purchase a new car, is purchasing a new auto insurance policy or who is renewing a policy will need to be ready to comply with the new laws. Part of those new regulations involve having to provide proof of insurance information at certain times. For instance, for residents of the state who are looking to renew their license tabs on an existing vehicle,…

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Florida may do away with its no fault auto insurance system

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No fault system could come to an end in 2019 Florida lawmakers are considering putting an end to the state’s no fault auto insurance system. New legislation could put an end to this system in 2019 and is meant to address the increasingly problematic issue of insurance fraud. Insurers have faced fraud in the state for some time, with some suggesting that the no fault system is to blame. Fighting fraud is becoming a major priority for state officials, who want to see premiums come down for the state’s drivers.…

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Consumers are favoring shopping online for auto insurance coverage

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Report highlights the trends directing consumer purchasing behavior More consumers are beginning to shop online for auto insurance coverage, according to a new report from comScore. The report highlights the trends that are beginning to emerge in the overall auto insurance industry, with these trends likely to play a major role in directing the shopping behavior of consumers in the future. The report is comprised of information gathered from more than 3,000 drivers throughout the United States, with this information being gathered between August and September of this year. Majority…

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Auto insurance industry may be 40 percent of its current size in 25 years

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In a quarter of a century, the car policy market could shrink by as much as 60 percent, says KPMG. A recent report issued by the KPMG consulting firm has suggested that by the time the millennials who are only just entering into the auto insurance industry as professionals now become top execs in 25 years, the market will be 60 percent smaller than its current size. The private passenger automobile industry is expected to experience a massive decrease in size. While that doesn’t sound like good news for the…

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