Americans are paying more for auto insurance, but millions are underinsured

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Despite how much people are already paying for coverage, it might not be enough if the worst happens. Inflation, among several other factors, has caused auto insurance premiums to climb, this year in particular, but according to experts, millions of drivers still don’t have enough coverage. Despite how much millions of people are paying for their policies, they don’t have the coverage they need. Car insurers have been raising premiums because the cost of paying out claims is higher due to inflation. That said, when it comes to drivers, they…

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More asset managers addressing insurers investment needs

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CAMRADATA, a leading provider of asset manager research, due diligence, investment data and analysis for institutional investors has just published their US Insurance Asset Manager 2022 Directory, the #1 source of insurance asset management data. This year, CAMRADATA’s US Insurance Asset Manager Directory 2022 concentrates on those asset managers who are currently managing portfolios on behalf of global insurance companies, including US insurers, as provided via CAMRADATA’s online manager research platform, CAMRADATA Live. With over 115 asset managers listed, the US Insurance Asset Manager Directory 2022 is the largest and…

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Consumers shopping around for better auto insurance prices

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A new JD Power report shows increasing interest in usage-based policies and telematics. A rising number of consumers have been shopping around to find better prices for their auto insurance as inflation and gas prices send the cost of living skyward, says a new JD Power report. Increased costs have led many drivers to find new way to save money on their coverage. The JD Power research showed that higher gas prices and cost issues related to inflation have been sending drivers to compare rates from different auto insurance companies…

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Good Time for Agents to Look Into Long-Term Care Annuities With Equity Performance Potential

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It’s not news that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index have both plummeted since the beginning of the year. Consumers are understandably worried. Financial advisors and insurance agents are fielding calls from clients concerned about what’s to come. When financial markets decline and uncertainty pervades, it is logical the consumers are wary about big ticket purchases. And, admittedly, long-term care insurance today can be considered one of those big-ticket purchases. LTC is a ‘should have’ rather than a ‘must-have’ purchase. When stock markets…

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Michigan falls to 4th place among states with most expensive auto insurance

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The state held the most expensive spot for years and is now falling in the ranks toward affordability. Michigan has fallen to fourth place in the ranking of states with the most expensive auto insurance in the country, according to a report newly released by Insure.com. The report is released annually and provides an examination of car coverage rates. Fourth place is a considerable improvement for Michigan, which long held onto the most expensive spot in the US. This change in rank shows that there are now three states that…

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Mercury shares its insurance fraud investigation strategy

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The insurer recently published a release describing its Special Investigations Unit for fraudulent claims. Since insurers tend to be very large companies, it’s easy to think that insurance fraud doesn’t cause any harm. That said, this sentiment has become commonplace enough that insurers risk losing a lot of money to it, forcing them to cover that added cost by factoring it into premiums, meaning that all customers pay more. Insurers take scams very seriously and have complex systems in place to detect fraudulent claims. “People might think that unless their…

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Louisiana home insurance customers with UPC might need new policies soon

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Commissioner Donelon said that the first to be affected are those with Freddie Mac-backed mortgages. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging home insurance policyholders to find out if they are likely to lose their home insurance through UPC and to take action early if so. Florida-based United Property and Casualty is the latest insurer to find itself struggling in the state. The home insurance company will stop writing new policies in Louisiana starting January 1, 2023. “That is because their financial rating has been downgraded, to the point where…

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