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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Progressive auto insurance premium growth slows due to COVID-19 crisis

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The pandemic hasn’t stopped the insurer from seeing a rise in its profitability. The short-term impact from the pandemic on Progressive auto insurance may turn out to be a rise in underwriting profitability while premium growth shrinks. S&P Global Market Intelligence conducted a monthly earnings report analysis on the insurer. The analysis revealed that Progressive auto insurance saw improvement in its personal vehicle combined ratio, but at the same time its premium growth was applying the brakes. That impact was recorded on both the month-to-month and year-over-year data for March…

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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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Lyft driver insurance is available from Progressive

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This unique coverage is a part of a pilot program that will start being sold in Pennsylvania. Progressive has recently announced that it is launching a new Lyft driver insurance program that will be available as a part of a pilot test in Pennsylvania, and that it is exclusive to that ride sharing program. This special form of auto insurance coverage will not extend to drivers with the much larger Uber company. This Lyft driver insurance program is a first of its kind and was just rolled out by Progressive…

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Auto insurance rates are headed up due to claims and litigation

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The drivers in Louisiana are familiar with rising premiums, and now they are given another reason why. An auto insurance rates study has added some confirmation for residents in Louisiana who have been wondering why their premiums have been steadily rising and are now continuing to do so. The study didn’t necessarily discover anything new but it did prove what had previously been believed. What it found was that in a state where the auto insurance premiums are recognized as among the highest in the country – particularly in Baton…

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Usage based insurance raises concerns over privacy

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The wireless monitoring devices that can lower premiums are making people wonder about data sharing. The wireless technology that is installed in a vehicle in order to take advantage of the possible savings from usage based insurance is starting to cause some concern among consumers who are becoming increasingly aware of the risks they are taking with regards to sharing their personal information. Some wonder precisely what is being collected and how it is being used and stored by insurers. The concept behind usage based insurance is that a wireless…

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Progressive makes insurance news with opportunities for drivers to save

Progressive has made several announcements regarding ways in which it is making auto insurance coverage more affordable. For example, it has announced that drivers in West Virginia will now be seeing lower premiums for their car insurance. According to Allison Feakins, the West Virginia product manager for Progressive, “We make it easy and affordable for consumers to get car insurance.” She explained that the company is regularly reviewing the rates that it charges and that the market conditions have now permitted some changes that will assist individuals in saving money. Moreover,…

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