Dairyland Insurance to plant 72,000 trees in Arbor Day Foundation partnership

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The auto and motorcycle insurer’s goal is to help with forest restoration across the country. Dairyland Insurance has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation in a forest restoration project that will plant 72,000 trees in the United States. The insurer is hoping the initiative will encourage its customers to choose paperless billing. We recently reported on the insurer’s California insurance news as a provider of motorcycle insurance in the state. Now, it is hoping to encourage its customers to choose paperless billing options by drawing attention to the issue of…

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State Farm partnership lands with Twitch in major marketing deal

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The companies will act as the official Twitch Rivals North America marketing partner. A new State Farm partnership recently closed with Twitch, the popular streaming service often used by gamers. Together, the collaboration will act as the official marketing partner of Twitch Rivals North America. Twitch Rivals North America is a huge online competition event and gaming tournament. The event has former pro players competing with Twitch streamers in a spectrum of different video game titles. Now, the State Farm partnership will bring it in with Twitch on a number…

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Riders are reminded of California motorcycle insurance requirements

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These vehicles are proving exceptionally popular again this year and they must have liability coverage. With the second year of the pandemic, 2021 has brought a reminder of the California motorcycle insurance requirements for riders in the state. Motorcycles, like RVs, are very popular vehicles again this year and insurers are reminding riders to get the coverage required by law. Though liability coverage is the minimum requirement many riders are choosing full coverage. There are many different California motorcycle insurance companies selling coverage, and riders are often surprised at how…

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Safety tips you need to know for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is a great time to refresh the efforts you make to keep yourself and your passengers safe. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making this a great time to teach yourself to overcome the bad habits you developed while the roads were less busy. The pandemic substantially reduced traffic on our roads, and during that time, unsafe habits were built. The National Safety Council (NSC) Distracted Driving Survey last year revealed that 2 percent of drivers admittedly drove while distracted because the roads were less congested last year. Data…

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Agencies with digital insurance features grow 60 percent faster than rivals

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Online options have become highly important to consumers interacting with their insurers. While the importance of digital insurance features was already on the rise by 2019 and earlier, the pandemic has accelerated this trend. Customers have come to view online features as a necessity instead of a convenience. According to recent data, agencies that have adapted to this requirement and that have offered the best digital insurance options have experienced a substantially higher growth rate than their non-digital competition. In a recent survey of 600 independent agents in the United…

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Progressive market share reaches 13.3 precent of auto insurance premiums

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New NAIC data shows that while the insurer remains in third place, it is gaining on its rivals. US third place Progressive is gaining on its rivals in terms of its share of auto insurance premiums collected across the country. This according to National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) data recently released. While State Farm and GEICO hold their top spots, Progressive is steadily closing in on them. According to the NAIC auto insurance premiums data, Progressive’s share rose by 1.05 percent last year, bringing it to 13.3 percent of…

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Home insurance coverage rules shock many new dog owners in adoption boom

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The pandemic has caused breeders and shelters to sell out, but some owners aren’t as covered as they think. Dogs were among the sales booms to take off as a result of the pandemic, but many owners are shocked to discover that their home insurance coverage doesn’t cover their new pets. There are certain breeds that many insurers simply will not cover for expensive liability claims. As a result, if a dog bites someone or causes them injuries in another way such as by scratching them or jumping on them,…

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