Auto insurance shopping increases as high rates send consumers elsewhere

Auto insurance - Shopping around online

Drivers are looking for new ways to make their coverage affordable, including leaving current insurers According to a new report from JD Power and TransUnion, for the first quarter of 2024, drivers were increasingly shopping for new auto insurance policies in the hopes of saving money on their monthly premiums. These drivers felt there were no more ways to save on existing policies Consumers started comparison shopping for new auto insurance policies because they didn’t see any new ways to be able to apply discounts to their existing coverage, said…

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Could home insurance companies justify canceling policies with drone footage?

Home insurance - Drone - Cancelled

Insurers in Florida are being accused of using aerial photos as evidence to cut people’s coverage Home insurance is already hard for many homeowners to find in Florida, as the state is currently suffering from a coverage crisis in that sector.  Now media reports are popping up stating that insurers are using aerial footage collected by drones to justify cancelling a property’s coverage or declining to renew it. Reports are appearing that policyholders are receiving warnings from insurers A recent WFTV report showed that some home insurance customers have obtained…

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Insurance agents that want to succeed must focus on digital

insurance agents shouldnt ignore online customers

A recent J.D. Power survey showed that consumers want to shop and use services online As auto premiums skyrocket and consumers increasingly shop for better prices than what their current insurance companies have to offer, digital channels are playing a vital role in the overall consumer experience, said a recent J.D. Power survey report. People are turning to their laptops and phones for information Beyond informing themselves, consumers also expect insurance agents to let them obtain quotes and serve themselves online. This has become a critical way of doing business…

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What was behind Berkshire Hathaway’s Chubb insurance company purchase?

Warren Buffett buys

Warren Buffett’s company has been hiding a massive insurer purchase Berkshire Hathaway started buying again in Q3 2023 and has finally unveiled the largest publicly traded purchase that it has kept from the spotlight: Chubb insurance company. The Securities and Exchange Commission permitted the secret The Securities and Exchange Commission made it possible for Berkshire Hathaway, and its owner Warren Buffett, to maintain the secrecy of the purchase while the position was being arranged.  Then, after the May 15 market close, the first quarter 13F was filed and revealed that…

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Marsh offers tax insurance to support American clean energy investing

Tax insurance - Clean energy investing

Marsh has announced its new solution to help boost available capital for investing Marsh recently announced the launch of its new tax insurance solution that it is calling its Tax Investment Default Insurance.  It is a new solution created to boost available capital for investments into federal tax credits associated with renewable energy projects in the United States. The new solution is meant to promote renewable energy investments As the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 increasingly supports efforts such as clean energy and a hydrogen economy in the United States,…

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