A State Farm car insurance rate increase coming to 8 states

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Over the summer, the insurer issued decreases since people weren’t driving as much in the pandemic. Drivers in at least 8 states may see a State Farm car insurance rate increase, according to recent filings the insurer made with state regulators. These higher premiums will follow months of decreases due to reduced miles driven. Over the summer, State Farm cut its auto policy rates across many states in the US to reflect the lower risk of coverage due to the pandemic. When the COVID-19 crisis struck, lockdowns, workers staying at…

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Pandemic-reduced Progressive auto insurance rates are getting hiked

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As more drivers head back out onto the road again, the insurer is increasing the cost of coverage again. When the pandemic hit, sending drivers across Illinois home and leaving their cars in their driveways, Progressive auto insurance rates were lowered by about 10 percent. That said, drivers are heading back out again, and their premiums are also starting to rise. The insurer is increasing its rates by 4.2 percent for the majority of its customers in Illinois. The new Progressive auto insurance rates were filed with the Illinois Department…

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Another State Farm Louisiana auto insurance rate reduction ahead

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The insurer has already slashed its rates earlier this year due to the reduced claims during the pandemic. More Louisiana auto insurance rate cuts are on their way from the largest car insurer in the state. The reason for the latest reduction in State Farm premiums is the same as the last. The pandemic lockdowns have taken many cars off the roads, shrinking claims rates. State Farm currently covers about one in every three private vehicles in the state. State Farm provides car insurance to almost one third of all…

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New Allstate app to help good drivers save more on auto insurance premiums

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The insurer is testing a new app-based program to monitor motorist behaviors for weekly savings opportunities. A new Allstate app has entered into the testing process with the goal of allowing good drivers to prove how safe they are behind the wheel in exchange for savings. The program monitors a number of habits such as speeding and braking hard. The idea expands on existing usage-based insurance strategies including those already offered by the insurer. The goal is to make it possible for good drivers to demonstrate that they are a…

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State Farm auto insurance rates drop in several states (including the most expensive)

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The insurer has announced that drivers in many states will be feeling a bit of relief from their rates. State Farm auto insurance rates are falling in a number of states, including two of the most expensive places to drive in the country. Two states that will experience relief over what they had been paying include Michigan and Louisiana. Michigan drivers – who pay, on average, more than any other motorists in the country – will see an average State Farm auto insurance rate reduction of 3.5 percent. In total,…

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Detroit Mayor Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit moving to federal court

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Mike Duggan’s fight against high premiums has taken its next step upward in the legal system. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit is still continuing as the fight has now moved to a federal court. The suit has to do with the exceptionally high car insurance rates in Michigan. Drivers in Michigan pay some of the highest car insurance premiums in the entire country. Motorists have been hoping that Duggan’s auto insurance lawsuit would provide them with some relief. The suit was initially filed last year with even state…

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California auto insurance rates will no longer factor gender for premiums calculations

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At the start of the new year, outgoing Commissioner Dave Jones banned insurers from using gender. Outgoing California Insurance Commission Dave Jones banned the use of gender to calculate California auto insurance rates. This ban went into effect on January 1, 2019. The ban applies to rate setting for passenger cars throughout the state with the highest population. The ban on using gender to calculate California auto insurance rates does not represent the first time a rule of this nature was put into place. That said, this remains an impactful…

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