GEICO suddenly stops selling California auto insurance policies by phone or in-person

Auto insurance - Online - California

The insurer has shut offices, laid of hundreds of people and isn’t selling in any way other than online. GEICO has stopped selling California auto insurance policies by phone or in person, while regulators have said that they are monitoring the situation. All 38 of the insurer’s agent offices in California have now been closed and workers laid off. California drivers with GEICO auto insurance policies are still covered and it is still possible to sign up for new coverage online. That said, the in-person offices are all closed, and…

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DataStream cyber insurance expands into Canada

Cyber insurance - Canada

The California-based broker has announced that it is undergoing an international expansion northward. DataStream Cyber Insurance, a California based broker, has announced that it is now expanding its business out of the United States and into Canada. The broker provides comprehensive digital coverage specifically for small and medium businesses. The cyber insurance broker company provides coverage to small and medium businesses (SMBs). It also offers those SMBs full assessments, data analyses of risk outlined in financial terms, and client training. The broker represents more than 30 carriers. For the company’s…

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State Farm lets policyholders receive insurance claim payouts via PayPal

Insurance claim payouts - PayPal app on phone

The new option is a broadening if the insurer’s Digital Pay solution enabled by Fiserv’s Carat. The largest home and vehicle insurer in the United States, State Farm, has announced that it is expanding the insurance claim payouts options available through Digital Pay so that they can be instantly received in a policyholder’s PayPal account. Digital Pay allows customers to have their claims reviewed, approved and paid online. When filing through Digital Pay, policyholders have the opportunity to choose from among several payment methods for insurance claim payouts. These transaction…

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Flood insurance uncommon among Kentucky homeowners under water

Flood insurance - home in water

With dozens of people dead and rain still in the forecast, the area hasn’t been known for this type of flooding. Regions of Kentucky have suffered profoundly as a result of extensive and ongoing flooding, a situation that has only been made worse because there is very little flood insurance coverage throughout the affected areas. Hundreds of homes flooded, primarily badly, and residents were left waiting to assess the damage. While flood insurance is often purchased in parts of the country at a higher risk of damage from these natural…

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Some Oregon home policy rates to rise due to wildfire insurance risk

Wildfire insurance - Oregon Sign - Home Insurance - Fire

The state recently published a map to show which properties are at the highest and extreme level risks. After the catastrophic season in 2020, Oregon has moved ahead with strategies to advise people as to whether they are living in vulnerable areas, in a move that might send home wildfire insurance rates upward. While people did want to now if their properties were at an extreme risk of blazes during the summertime. While the new maps have been seen as informative and helpful, certain homeowners, particularly those in rural parts…

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Hiscox to provide shipping insurance for Ukraine grain corridor

Shipping insurance - Ship with cargo

The Lloyd’s of London insurer has committed to an intended coverage consortium for the purpose. Hiscox has announced its commitment to a planned shipping insurance consortium that will offer coverage for ships moving through a safe passage corridor from Ukraine. The Lloyd’s of London insurer faced notable first-half losses, sending its shares downward. Ukraine has now finally had its first grain-carrying ship head out of its port since the start of Russia’s war there. This has occurred following a deal brokered by the United Nations and Ankara. The ship departed…

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The Differences Between Online Loans and Bank Loans

online loans vs bank loans

When comparing bank loans and online lenders, a few important differences emerge. Traditional banks require applicants to go into a physical branch to provide all the required documentation. Moreover, bank loans are often much slower than online loans. The main difference between online lenders and banks is that online lenders make the process easier and have fixed interest rates. So, an online lender is your best choice if you’re interested in getting a personal loan. Online Lenders Are Easier To Apply For Than Traditional Banks. Unlike traditional banks, online lenders…

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