California auto insurance claims 40 percent higher than pre-pandemic

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Mercury Insurance has reported the spike in its comprehensive car claims compared to pre-COVID-19. Comprehensive California auto insurance claims have taken off after a lull during the worst of the pandemic and have reached a point considerably higher than pre-COVID-19 levels. Vandals and thieves have been particularly active in recent months, driving claim numbers skywards. Mercury Insurance has observed this massive growth in California auto insurance claims when compared to pre-pandemic levels. Though the increase in vandalism and theft started with the lockdowns, they have grown even higher following the…

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Mercury adds MercuryGO to Arizona auto insurance products

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The insurer has been expanding its usage-based coverage app to let good driving habits lead to savings. Mercury has announced that it is taking its next steps into new states with its MercuryGO app, bringing it into the Arizona auto insurance market. The idea behind the app is to let a driver’s safe behaviors behind the wheel generate discounts. That said, beyond rewarding good drivers with lower Arizona auto insurance premiums, it also provides additional features. Those features are meant to help boost driver awareness of safer habits to help…

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Luxury vehicle insurance prices vary widely among makes and models

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Mercury has released a list of the high-end sedans and SUVs that are the least expensive to insure. High end cars are known for their comfort and performance, but just because they come with a higher price tag doesn’t mean the owners want to pay more than they have to for luxury vehicle insurance. Mercury Insurance has assembled a list of the models in this category that have the most affordable coverage. Sales of cars and SUVs in more affordable categories fell substantially last year as a result of reduced…

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Mercury releases list of SUV models for the cheapest auto insurance

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The insurer has identified the top sport utility vehicles for affordable policies. A major factor worth considering in the purchase of a new sports utility vehicle (SUV) is whether it will qualify for the cheapest auto insurance. Coverage is an ongoing cost that will continue for the entire lifespan of the vehicle. By taking premiums into consideration, even a slightly more expensive SUV that has the cheapest auto insurance could end up being the most affordable vehicle to own over its lifetime. Since SUVs are now notably more popular than…

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Newly launched Mercury Insurance App boosts customer access and convenience

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The insurer recently announced a new mobile application for auto policyholder account access. A new Mercury Insurance app was just launched, making it easier for customers to be able to access their accounts in a convenient way using the platform they prefer most. The app is available for auto insurance policyholders who want to complete tasks on their smartphones. The Mercury Insurance app has been long awaited by the company’s customers who have seen other insurers providing mobile tools to their policyholders, but who were required to use web-based, and…

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Mercury’s controversial Prop 17 finds its way back to the Californian ballot

Mercury Insurance’s controversial Proposition 17 has been resurrected and made its way to California’s November ballot. The proposition received funding from George Joseph, the billionaire chairman of the insurance company. The money was enough to bring the proposition back to life after it had been struck down by voters in 2010. Now, voters will have another opportunity to weigh in on the proposition, but there may be no guarantee that their efforts will put an end to the insurer’s plans for good. The proposition aims to make changes to Proposition…

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Consumer Watchdog chastises California’s Mercury Insurance for supposed illegal practices

Mercury is looking to raise its auto insurance rates by $89 million in California, a move that consumer advocates are calling “illegal.” Consumer Watchdog, a group concerned with making the California insurance industry more consumer friendly, claims that the insurer is looking to pass a new law that would allow it to raise rates for good drivers that have, simply, not driven for a period of time for any reason. Mercury Chairman George Joseph claims that the legislation the company is backing would save policyholders money, but Consumer Watchdog calls such…

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