State Farm car insurance claims fall by as much as 50 percent in some states

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The largest auto insurer in the country has been reducing its rates in response to the trend. State Farm car insurance rates have been reducing across the country due to the trends relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the insurer’s latest data has made it clear why it has been willing and able to make these reductions. Since the pandemic crisis began, the number of miles driven by Americans has plummeted. As a result, there have been far fewer State Farm car insurance claims, meaning the coverage is more…

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State Farm auto insurance rate cut gets the nod in Louisiana

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State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon gave his approval to the decrease of 9.6 percent. Last week, Live Insurance News reported that State Farm had requested permission for an auto insurance rate cut. Now, state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has given the necessary approval for the rate to be reduced by an average of 9.6 percent. This means that Louisiana drivers who are covered by State Farm have more savings ahead. State Farm’s auto insurance rate cut follows several others that have occurred over the last while. In 2018, the insurer…

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Another State Farm Louisiana auto insurance rate reduction ahead

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The insurer has already slashed its rates earlier this year due to the reduced claims during the pandemic. More Louisiana auto insurance rate cuts are on their way from the largest car insurer in the state. The reason for the latest reduction in State Farm premiums is the same as the last. The pandemic lockdowns have taken many cars off the roads, shrinking claims rates. State Farm currently covers about one in every three private vehicles in the state. State Farm provides car insurance to almost one third of all…

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New Michigan auto insurance law to become effective next month

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The new regulations meant to lower prices for drivers in the state will become effective July 1. On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services held a meeting to answer questions about the new Michigan auto insurance law. The meeting was meant to answer questions and provide more information about the regulations. The new Michigan auto insurance law was developed in the hopes of reducing the cost of the coverage. At the same time, it is meant to help keep up the highest options available…

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Auto insurance websites are more important to customer experience than agents

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A new J.D. Power study showed that insurer digital experiences now lead in satisfaction importance. The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Auto Insurance Study released last week revealed that auto insurance websites have become more important to the customer experience than human agents for the first time. This was the first time in the 21-year life of the study that digital came out on top. The study found that auto insurance websites had a bigger impact on customer satisfaction than human agents. This suggests that if insurers want to score the…

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Progressive auto insurance premium growth slows due to COVID-19 crisis

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The pandemic hasn’t stopped the insurer from seeing a rise in its profitability. The short-term impact from the pandemic on Progressive auto insurance may turn out to be a rise in underwriting profitability while premium growth shrinks. S&P Global Market Intelligence conducted a monthly earnings report analysis on the insurer. The analysis revealed that Progressive auto insurance saw improvement in its personal vehicle combined ratio, but at the same time its premium growth was applying the brakes. That impact was recorded on both the month-to-month and year-over-year data for March…

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IIHS Autonomous vehicle risk study criticized by automakers

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The low crash estimates from new research underestimate the tech’s capabilities, say critics. Automakers involved in developing and manufacturing self-driving cars have criticized recent insurance industry research measuring the autonomous vehicle risk of crashes. The study suggested that only about one third of crashes on American roads would be prevented if the cars were driving themselves. The automakers argue that the study doesn’t take into account the full capability of the technology. The research was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It involved an analysis of 5,000…

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