Allstate eases delivery driver insurance terms in Oklahoma

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As the need for reliable deliveries skyrockets, those using personal vehicles enjoy loosened coverage rules. Allstate has voluntarily relaxed its regulations for delivery driver insurance for individuals using their personal vehicles for commercial reasons, said the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner. The goal is to make it easier for people to receive food and medicine during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Oklahoma Insurance Department has stated that Allstate alerted regulators of its decision. The insurer wanted to ensure that delivery driver insurance was in place. This way, workers would be properly covered when…

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CFCEF petitions California auto insurance companies to lower rates or issue refunds

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Non-profit consumer advocate, Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation launched the action. The Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation (CFCEF) has petition the state insurance commissioner to require California auto insurance companies to reduce their rates, issue credits, or issue refunds. The CFCEF says that insurers in the state have been making massive profits at the expense of drivers. The CFCEF’s petition accused California auto insurance companies of “making windfall profits” as a result of the stay-at-home requirements in the state. Those orders were made on March 19, keeping millions…

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Michigan auto insurance to undergo substantial changes throughout 2020

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High rates have been a source of contention in the state where drivers pay more than the rest of the country. High Michigan auto insurance rates and how to overcome them has been a controversial topic in the state for decades. In the second half of the year, premiums are likely to fall due to a number of changes in the state. This year, when policies renew on and after July 1, vehicle owners will see a change in those rates they’ve been complaining about for many years. According to…

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IIHS calls for driver assistance and autonomous vehicle safety regulations

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The insurance group says that the GM Super Cruise and Tesla Autopilot require regulatory guidance. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is calling for the development of autonomous vehicle safety regulations. These are meant for cars with driver assistance or that are completely self-driving. The IIHS feels that better regulations are needed for Tesla’s Autopilot and GM’s Super Cruise. The IIHS, which receives its funding from the auto insurance industry, recommended raised driver monitoring to make certain they remain engaged, restricting the use of the automated and semi-automated systems to…

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Ford partners with insurer to boost Allstate Milewise program enrollment

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The joint effort will help the automaker’s customers to sign up for the tracking program. Ford Motor Co. has entered into a deal with the Allstate Milewise program that will open some of the automaker’s customers to this form of auto insurance. This will allow them to track their driving behaviors in order to save money for safe driving. Most Ford and Lincoln 2020 model-year vehicles that feature embedded modems will be compatible with the Allstate Milewise program connection. That program is currently available to drivers in 14 states across…

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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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Alabama auto insurance fines hit hard, even when renewing one day late

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The state has skyrocketed its fines for motorists who allow their vehicle coverage to lapse. Alabama auto insurance fines are heading skyward and drivers who allow their policies to lost – even for a single day – are about to suffer an unpleasant shock. The penalty for allowing a policy to lapse, even for one day, is $200 under the new rules. Probate judge and Cleburne County Commission chairperson Ryan Robertson spoke during one of the commission’s work sessions last week. There, he explained to the attendees that Alabama auto…

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