New Allstate app to help good drivers save more on auto insurance premiums

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The insurer is testing a new app-based program to monitor motorist behaviors for weekly savings opportunities. A new Allstate app has entered into the testing process with the goal of allowing good drivers to prove how safe they are behind the wheel in exchange for savings. The program monitors a number of habits such as speeding and braking hard. The idea expands on existing usage-based insurance strategies including those already offered by the insurer. The goal is to make it possible for good drivers to demonstrate that they are a…

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Alabama auto insurance fines hit hard, even when renewing one day late

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The state has skyrocketed its fines for motorists who allow their vehicle coverage to lapse. Alabama auto insurance fines are heading skyward and drivers who allow their policies to lost – even for a single day – are about to suffer an unpleasant shock. The penalty for allowing a policy to lapse, even for one day, is $200 under the new rules. Probate judge and Cleburne County Commission chairperson Ryan Robertson spoke during one of the commission’s work sessions last week. There, he explained to the attendees that Alabama auto…

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Unpaid insurance claims leave Puerto Rico with a massive $1.6 billion disaster bill

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The U.S. territory is wrapped in accusations of fraud and lawsuits against home insurers. Cities and homeowners alike are facing widespread unpaid insurance claims following several disasters to strike Puerto Rico. Some claim they’re receiving unfair low payments while others have watched insurers shut down. Fraud accusations and lawsuits are taking flight in every direction as many face unpaid insurance claims following the earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters. Puerto Rico has been struggling with one catastrophe after the next. The island has been struck by hundreds of earthquakes over a…

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Local Search SEO for Agents Part 1: Why use local insurance news to increase your visibility?

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All too many agents are missing the opportunity from this straightforward online marketing technique. Local insurance news is a simple and highly affordable way to increase an agent’s visibility to consumers in their specific geographic locations. At the same time, if you are like most agents, the odds are that you’re not yet using it, or you’re not using it to its fullest capacity. It uses the potential of local search SEO to work with Google’s algorithms and boost exposure. Keeping a steady stream of local insurance news on your…

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No-fault auto insurance system debate returns to Florida House

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Replacement legislation would remove personal-injury protection in favor of bodily injury coverage. Once again, Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system has made its way back to the House and faces potential demise. This, despite concerns voiced by the industry suggesting that this move by the Legislature may not reduce premiums. Critics warn that removing the current system risks increasing health insurance rates and lawsuit numbers. Earlier this week, the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee backed HB 771. That measure would replace the current mandatory components of the no-fault auto insurance system…

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How to Get Medical Treatment After an Accident Without Insurance

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If you’ve just been injured in a car accident, it can be a scary time. This is especially true if you don’t have automotive or medical insurance since you’re likely to be more worried about the cost of your injuries than whether or not you’ll recover. Even so, many injuries after a car accident can be quite serious, particularly injuries to your spine or head. When you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, it’s crucial that you get proper medical care, even if you don’t have insurance. That being…

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Shannen Doherty files lawsuit against State Farm Insurance over Woolsey Fire

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In the suit against the insurer, the actress revealed that she has terminal stage 4 breast cancer. Celebrity Shannen Doherty has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Insurance. Though the suit is over the insurer’s actions following the Woolsey Fire in 2018, it also revealed the severity of the actress’s illness. The celeb has yet to be able to return to her home following the wildfire and is battling terminal cancer. Court documents in the Shannen Doherty lawsuit against State Farm say that the celebrity is “dying of stage 4…

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