Are auto insurance companies secretly spying on drivers with their phones?

Auto Insurance - Spying

Common apps may be feeding insurers more info than motorists think Auto insurance companies have been offering discounts to drivers who use their apps to track their habits behind the wheel and prove that they are safe while they’re on the road. Other apps may also be feeding information to insurers According to a recent Business Insider report, auto insurance companies are learning about drivers’ habits even if those motorists haven’t signed up to be tracked.  The report stated that there is a slew of commonly used applications installed on…

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What are kitty cat storms and what do they mean to home insurance?

kitty cat storms

These secondary weather systems are striking areas across the US, leaving damage behind While we tend to think of the most damaging weather that will impact home insurance as massive systems that take a long time to build and then stomp their way across the region, they’re not alone. Severe-convective storms are what the industry calls “secondary perils” The severe-convective storms, also known as kitty cat storms, are thunderstorms that build rapidly to the point of being large and powerful but disappear once again within a span of days or…

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Allstate’s auto insurance app users have 25 percent fewer severe crashes

Auto insurance - 25% less serious accidents

The insurer’s research showed that its Drivewise app customers are safer behind the wheel The Allstate auto insurance Drivewise app is no longer anything new, and customers across America are using it to help ensure that the premiums they pay are based on their habits, in the hopes of saving money. According to the insurer, those drivers are also safer drivers The insurer provides its customers with the choice to opt in to use its auto insurance app, which offers safe driving support and tracks general vehicle use behaviors.  Allstate…

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Two more insurers stop selling California home insurance

Home Insurance - California Sign - Goodbye post it

The state’s coverage crisis appears to be getting worse as two more insurers have stepped away. Two more home insurance companies have announced that they have ceased selling home insurance to new applicants in California. According to the insurers, the reason for its decision is that wildfire risk and construction costs have risen too high. The insurers are small but are part of a growing trend Trans Pacific Insurance Co. and Tokio Marine America Insurance Co. have both announced that they will not accept new applicants for home insurance in…

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Insurance Exodus: 2 More Companies to Exit California’s Homeowners Insurance Market

California Homeowners Insurance - Company Exits

Growing Trend Withdraw from California’s Market In a significant development within the insurance industry, Tokio Marine America Insurance Co. and Trans Pacific Insurance Co. have both declared their intentions to exit the homeowners and personal umbrella insurance markets in California. This decision places these companies alongside an expanding list of insurers that are choosing to either withdraw or scale back their operations in the state. Policyholders Affected: Tokio Marine’s Departure Impacts Thousands in California According to recent filings with the California Department of Insurance, both entities—subsidiaries of the Japan-based Tokio…

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