Does auto insurance cover damage caused by potholes?

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This time of the year is notorious for wreaking havoc on pavement, which can be damaging to vehicles. The weather across many parts of the country has reached the point when potholes are becoming a growing problem, and auto insurance companies are preparing for claims from drivers with damaged vehicles. Potholes often happen when cracks in pavement fill with water, which then freezes and expands. According to a recent report from State Farm, the first months of every year are the time in which potholes become more prominent. The temperature…

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How much more do you pay in auto insurance after a crash?

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Following an accident, most insurers will hike your monthly premiums by a certain amount. A car accident is never good news, but beyond the immediate issues it causes, it can also cause your auto insurance premiums to rise. That said, consumers often wonder how much more they will pay after suffering a car crash. Unfortunately, there’s no fast and solid answer to tell a driver precisely how much more they will pay for auto insurance after an accident. There are many different factors that are taken into consideration, including the…

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Mercury adds digital channel for auto insurance claims process

Auto insurance Claims Digital - Mobile

The new web-based app makes it possible for policyholders to submit a digital claim on their phones. Mercury auto insurance recently announced a new web-based application that opens the capacity for policyholders to file digital claims. This makes it so that policyholders will be able to conveniently and securely submit accident claims. The digital auto insurance application walks policyholders through the process using a series of recognizable prompts. In this way, drivers can submit their claims with the assistance of a number of tools throughout the software, such as emoji-driven…

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These states generate the most hurricane insurance claims in the US

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State Farm released a list of the locations where the severe storms cause the most covered damage. State Farm received 119,000 hurricane insurance claims last year, and they all came from policyholders that had covered properties in 9 states. There was a total of approximately $1.2 billion in claims paid out to the affected policyholders. The hurricane insurance claims were paid for the repair and rebuilding of homes damaged by the storms. The State Farm data from last year include the storms called Henri, Nicholas, and Ida. They impacted 9…

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State Farm and Ford collaborate on ADAS features for safety and savings

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The pilot of this partnership’s project saved customers as much as 20 percent on their premiums. The State Farm insurance company and Ford automaker are working together on a project involving ADAS features which improve driver safety while reducing auto policy premiums. The companies have already completed a pilot project which it ran for a full year. The purpose of the ADAS features project is to make it possible for Ford vehicle drivers to enjoy safety improvements while reducing the cost of vehicle ownership by decreasing premiums through State Farm…

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California auto insurance refunds expected as insurers pay back pandemic windfall profits

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Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara puts a stop to the added profits insurers are taking in from COVID-19 changes. Millions of drivers are likely to receive additional California auto insurance refunds following Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s recent action to require insurers to pay back pandemic windfall profits. The commissioner received applause from consumer advocate and economic ethics groups. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Center for Economic Justice (CEJ) both applauded Lara for his decision to send pandemic windfall profits back to consumers through further California auto insurance refunds.…

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Innovative Automotive Claims and Restoration Solution Provider Expands Portfolio

Nexterra Solutions Automotive Claims News

NASHVILLE, TN. (February 10, 2021) – Nexterra Solutions Group, LLC, the international automotive restoration, claims management and service contract provider that operates Dent Concepts and Allied Overspray service brands, continues to expand its reach and value offerings into the automotive dealership and OEM communities. Nexterra provides fully customizable concierge auto physical damage assessment and restoration platforms, plus vehicle service products that improve loss cost efficiencies and vehicle owner loyalty. By providing partners with improved methods to assess, repair and complete hail and overspray claims more efficiently, The Nexterra Solutions Group…

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