Car insurance savings from pandemic likely to disappear and rates may rise

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Many insurers are likely to begin requesting rate increases, particularly in states such as Florida. Millions of drivers across the United States have been benefiting from car insurance savings in different forms since the start of the pandemic crisis. Some insurers issued refunds, while others provided rebates and yet others lowered their rates. That said, it appears that rates may be returning to normal and some may even be increasing. A recent ABC Action News report pointed to at least one major insurer that would be seeking to raise auto…

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What is a No-Fault State?

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Currently, there are 13 no-fault states in the U.S. These include Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York. If you live in a no-fault state, it means that a driver has to first file a claim with their own insurance company if they’re in an accident. Every state sets its own laws as far as who pays for an accident. Sometimes when there’s an accident involving two parties, the goal isn’t determining fault. The following are specific things to know about living in a no-fault state. Overview of a…

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Metromile partners with Ford for pay per mile insurance

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The automaker is offering the coverage along with the sale of all its new connected cars. Ford is offering new car buyers an opportunity to use pay per mile insurance to safe money on their auto coverage. As millions of Americans have changed their driving habits and are working from home, there may be an opportunity to save on lower annual mileage. The automaker is offering the coverage through Metromile start-up auto insurance company. The partnership between Ford and Metromile may make it easier for drivers to access the pay…

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Tesla car insurance program is headed out of California and into China

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The electric carmaker’s own coverage is launching a new business unit outside the US. The Tesla car insurance program is beginning its business expansion beyond California and is taking its firs steps into China. The electric automaker launched the coverage in California last year to make policies cheaper. The Tesla car insurance program has remained available exclusively to drivers of the brand’s own vehicles who reside in California. The goal at the launch of the policies was to make premiums 30 percent cheaper than the competition. The company is now…

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State Farm Ohio auto insurance rates to see 14.3 percent reduction

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Drivers in the state will be saving a total of $174.1 million per year from the decreased premiums. State Farm recently announced that it plans to implement another Ohio auto insurance rates reduction. It will slash premiums by an average of 14.3 percent, according to the statement issued on July 29. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was cited as the reason for the premiums cut. According to State Farm Insurance, “Driving behaviors across the country continue to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on current trends, State Farm is…

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Elon Musk announces another attempt at Tesla car insurance

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This time, he is promising a “major insurance company” despite the failure of last year’s rollout. Tesla is pushing forward for a full Tesla car insurance product that will use data collected using its vehicles about the habits of its drivers. The goal is to use real driving data to provide policyholders with lower premiums than traditional insurers. “We’re building a great, like a major insurance company,” said CEO Elon Musk when speaking about the Tesla car insurance to investors during the second-quarter earnings conference call. This occurred on the…

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Amazon auto insurance is now available for drivers in India

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The company has started selling coverage for two- and four-wheelers driven in the country. Amazon auto insurance has now rolled out in India, marking the first time the retail and tech giant has stepped into the global financial services category. The e-commerce company confirmed solidifying a deal with Acko General Insurance from Mumbai. The Amazon auto insurance sales are underwritten by Acko General Insurance and are available to car drivers and motorcycle riders in the country. Amazon is also an investor in that insurer. Amazon Pay chief executive and director…

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