Allstate loses long-held second place in home state Illinois auto insurance market

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The insurer has long held the number two position in the state, but Progressive’s growth was faster. Progressive has, for the first time, taken Allstate’s position in its Illinois auto insurance home state market. Based on a key measure, Allstate has lost the position it has been holding for decades. Based in Cleveland, Ohio Progressive now provides Illinois auto insurance for a larger number of vehicles than Allstate, which is based in Northbrook. This tally uses the figures filed with the state Department of Insurance. Possibly more importantly, Progressive’s rapid…

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Put a Dent in the Efforts of Car Hail Damage Fraudsters

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Whenever hailstorm clouds gather, responsible car owners take note of how they can best protect their cars. Your car may not come out unscathed if it is outside when the storm hits. In addition to worrying about your car, you actually need to be aware of scammers who will take advantage of a widespread storm by perpetrating fraud. However, you can deal with this stressful situation by raising your antennae when an unknown fixer knocks on your door. Here are some tips for spotting storm-damage scammers and what to do…

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How to Prevent Accidents When Driving Through Oregon’s Varying Weather Conditions

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As a competent driver with plenty of experience, you likely know what a challenge it can be to drive in inclement conditions.  Heavy rainfall and fog can reduce your vision on the road to just a few yards, drastically decreasing the time you have to react to hazards. In addition, you have to be extra careful with your wheels moving on the slick surface of a road in the rain. And the streets only get more slippery during winter when covered in ice.  Oregon drivers will recognize all of these…

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Should I Decrease My Car Insurance Coverage While Working from Home?

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Now that so many of us are working from home, our daily commutes have been altered drastically. Once we may have been driving over an hour or more to and from work everyday, where now we only stop by the grocery store every week or so. Auto insurance is designed to reflect your current circumstances and cover you from the risks you face on your everyday commute. Well, that commute may not look the same as it once did.  Auto insurance is still an essential financial protection as it covers…

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Newly launched Mercury Insurance App boosts customer access and convenience

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The insurer recently announced a new mobile application for auto policyholder account access. A new Mercury Insurance app was just launched, making it easier for customers to be able to access their accounts in a convenient way using the platform they prefer most. The app is available for auto insurance policyholders who want to complete tasks on their smartphones. The Mercury Insurance app has been long awaited by the company’s customers who have seen other insurers providing mobile tools to their policyholders, but who were required to use web-based, and…

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Innovative Automotive Claims and Restoration Solution Provider Expands Portfolio

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NASHVILLE, TN. (February 10, 2021) – Nexterra Solutions Group, LLC, the international automotive restoration, claims management and service contract provider that operates Dent Concepts and Allied Overspray service brands, continues to expand its reach and value offerings into the automotive dealership and OEM communities. Nexterra provides fully customizable concierge auto physical damage assessment and restoration platforms, plus vehicle service products that improve loss cost efficiencies and vehicle owner loyalty. By providing partners with improved methods to assess, repair and complete hail and overspray claims more efficiently, The Nexterra Solutions Group…

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What does windshield insurance cover?

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Know what coverage you have – and need – in the case of cracked glass, hail, and similar damage. Many drivers don’t realize how important windshield insurance is, simply assuming that it’s on them to pay for it out-of-pocket if the glass breaks.  Make sure you know where you have coverage and when to file a broken glass claim. Windshield insurance is an important part of an auto policy. It will decide how much you will need to shell out if your glass becomes broken, pitted or cracked.  Repairing or…

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