State Farm issues tips for Teen Driver Awareness Month

Teen Driver Awareness Month - Teen in car with car keys

This January, the insurer is reminding parents that setting a good example can make a difference. State Farm is honoring January as Teen Driver Awareness Month by reminding parents that setting a good example can make a difference to their teen’s driving habits and yes, they will get through this. Parental driving habits are the top influence on the behaviors of new young drivers. Teen Driver Awareness Month data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the driving habits of a young driver’s parents are the top influence…

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Does auto insurance cover damage caused by potholes?

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This time of the year is notorious for wreaking havoc on pavement, which can be damaging to vehicles. The weather across many parts of the country has reached the point when potholes are becoming a growing problem, and auto insurance companies are preparing for claims from drivers with damaged vehicles. Potholes often happen when cracks in pavement fill with water, which then freezes and expands. According to a recent report from State Farm, the first months of every year are the time in which potholes become more prominent. The temperature…

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State Farm’s top location for frozen pipe damage isn’t where you’d think

Frozen Pipe Damage on Building

The insurer has released a list of the top states where water pipes have burst from cold. State Farm has released a list of the top ten states for frozen pipe damage and winter water losses for 2022, and the location at the top of the list might surprise you. Texas was, by quite a large amount, the most expensive state for such damages. Texas claim costs of this nature through State Farm reached approximately $64 million in 2022. As high as the frozen pipe costs were in Texas last…

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State Farm releases winter preparedness tips for auto insurance customers

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The insurer is hoping to support its policyholders in avoiding becoming stranded during holiday travel. State Farm is hoping that this holiday season will be easy on its policyholders and has issued winter preparedness tips to its auto insurance policyholders to help them to get where they want to be safely and without finding themselves stranded along the way. Poor road conditions will happen but being ready for it can make all the difference to safety. State Farm has issued a list of helpful tips and tools that all drivers…

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Allstate CEO says State Farm auto insurance rates will soon increase

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Tom Wilson has predicted that his company’s largest competitor will also be raising rates. President and CEO at Allstate Tom Wilson has predicted that State Farm will also be pushing to make auto insurance rate hikes in 2023, when he spoke at the Goldman Sachs 2022 US Financial Services Conference. Allstate has already started requesting rate increases and expects State Farm to do the same. Wilson pointed to the increased prices as a response to inflationary pressures and rising loss costs, and that the move will provide the home and…

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State Farm reminds policyholders to stay safe from holiday risks

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The insurer has provided official tips for avoiding some of the most common “mishaps”. This time of year is filled with food, gatherings, lights, candles, decorations, and unfortunately, holiday risks as well. State Farm has released a list of tips for its policyholders in the hopes of keeping those most common mishaps to a bare minimum or even avoid them altogether. The first recommendations have to do with avoiding the most common causes of kitchen fires. Some of the holiday risks that can be the most damaging or even deadly…

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State Farm insurance company sues Amazon over patent infringement

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According to the insurer, the online marketplace willfully infringed on patented tech. The State Farm insurance company has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the ecommerce giant of having “willfully infringed” on State Farm patented technology at the core of Elder Care Technology in order to offer a competing product. The insurer filed the lawsuit against Amazon and affiliated companies for patent infringement. The insurance company’s lawsuit has to do with the tech innovations incorporated into the Sundial product. This represents the first time the insurer has ever filed a…

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