Car insurance savings from pandemic likely to disappear and rates may rise

Car insurance savings - parked car

Many insurers are likely to begin requesting rate increases, particularly in states such as Florida. Millions of drivers across the United States have been benefiting from car insurance savings in different forms since the start of the pandemic crisis. Some insurers issued refunds, while others provided rebates and yet others lowered their rates. That said, it appears that rates may be returning to normal and some may even be increasing. A recent ABC Action News report pointed to at least one major insurer that would be seeking to raise auto…

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Telematics: The rise of usage-based insurance

Usage based insurance

Usage-based insurance is gaining traction Usage-based insurance coverage had, once upon a time, been considered little more than a fantasy. Now, however, it is becoming much more of a reality as we see insurance giants roll out their new auto insurance plans based on this technology. As the term suggests, usage-based insurance is based on driving behavior. This means that policyholder’s rates are based on how many miles driven, what time of day and safe driving habits and more. Determining whether or not coverage is in use can be a…

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Telematics Update: Free Webinar – Pinpoint the ROI of UBI in Order to Accelerate Mass Market Adoption

Telematics Insurance News

  Telematics Update has announced that free registration is now open for the exclusive webinar: ‘Pinpoint the ROI of UBI in Order to Accelerate Mass Market Adoption’. Telematics Update have brought together UBI experts from Progressive, Plymouth Rock and Towers Watson for a webinar to explore the financial and service benefits for insurers and consumers that UBI can yield. The free interactive event will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11am (EST) and is open to the entire insurance community! Register here: http://www.telematicsupdate.com/insurance-telematics/webinar.php Top auto insurers Progressive, Allstate and…

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Progressive and Allstate come to settlement about patent use

Allstate Corp and Progressive Corp, the auto insurers, have reached a settlement for a patent dispute that had been occurring between the two insurance giants, which was over technology that allowed the companies to alter a driver’s premiums based where, how, and how frequently he or she drives. The dispute began when Progressive filed a lawsuit against Allstate, claiming that the latter had infringed on patents and trademarks owned by the former, which are a part of “usage-based” insurance. Progressive released a statement that explained that some of its patent…

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