The Most Expensive States for Car Insurance

California auto insurance

The United States is known the world over for being full of motoring fanatics with people loving the old and new models, taking them apart and putting in modern add-ons to improve performance, washing them to keep them clean on an almost daily basis and loving their motorsport. With all of this in mind, you would almost expect the US to be relatively cheap in terms of car insurance. You would also expect that annual insurance prices would be relatively similar across the country. However, there are some significant variations…

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Health insurance exchange in Arkansas draws attention of 4 insurers

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Four companies have now expressed their interest in selling policies over the state’s online marketplace. The Arkansas Insurance Department has announced that there are now four health insurance companies that intend to be able to sell their policies over the state’s exchange, which is expected to serve over 500,000 residents. The department said that the insurers submitted their letters by the deadline, which was last Monday. The department explained that the health insurance companies each met the deadline in order to indicate their interest in participating in the Arkansas exchange,…

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Esurance begins selling auto insurance in Arkansas

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Esurance moves into Arkansas auto insurance market Acclaimed auto insurance company Esurance has announced that it has begun offering auto insurance policies in Arkansas. Arkansas residents will now be able to find insurance policies that are suited for their driving needs through Esurance. The company, backed by Allstate, is expected to bring more competition to the state’s auto insurance market. This may drive down prices through giving consumers a wider range of options in terms of insurance coverage. State residents will have access to the full gamut of Esurance features.…

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Arkansas Insurance Commissioner seeks financial aid for insurance exchange while facing down opposition from lawmakers

Arkansas’ Insurance Commissioner is attempting to rally support from state lawmakers to help establish a health insurance exchange. Commissioner Jay Bradford is urging legislators to back a grant application that, if approved, would bring $3.8 million in federal funding to the state. Arkansas lawmakers have been leery of the federally mandated insurance exchanges due to their association with the controversial Affordable Care Act, which the state opposes. Governor Mike Beebe has said that he will not seek out federal funding unless the state’s Legislature shows support for an exchange. The…

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Arkansas farming industry calculate high millions in lost crops

Residents and farmers from the eastern part of Arkansas are getting their first looks at the destroyed homes and ruined farmland that have resulted from the massive flooding in that region.  Many parts of the state rely primarily on agriculture as their main industry.  According to the Arkansas Farm Bureau, an estimated $500 million has been lost in crops due to farm flooding, with an estimated millions more having been lost as a result of other damage such as to equipment.   The Farm Bureau also stated that agriculture typically brings…

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