Auto insurance UBI programs gain massive popularity

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Both insurers and consumers are finding the benefits of pay as you drive coverage to be highly appealing. According to the results of a recent survey, the consumer interest in usage based auto insurance is rapidly climbing, and that it is likely that insurers will take rapid action to take advantage of the appeal that this type of program has to offer. Estimates are now indicating that by 2018, one in every five insurers will offer usage based insurance (UBI). The survey was conducted by Lynx Research Consulting, and it…

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DriveFactor announces usage-based car insurance program expansion for cheaper premiums

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DriveFactor, formerly called Crimson Informatics, has just announced that it is now offering programs for usage-based car insurance that will allow drivers to use mobile technology and telematics in order to prove their safe driving habits so that they can lower their premiums based on actual performance. A growing number of auto insurers have been adding telematics and usage-based insurance (UBI) to their programs. According to DriveFactor, this type of system could save a policyholder up to half off their premiums. The DriveFactor programs have been created to allow insurance…

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Hartford to test a new form of car policy in 2012

Hartford Financial Services Group has announced its intentions to begin a pilot program in 2012 for an auto insurance policy based on telematics. Hartford’s president of consumer markets, Andy Napoli made the announcement during the company’s investors meeting. The new policy will be using telematics. According to Napoli, using the “devices in insured vehicles to transmit information about driving behavior, such as miles driven, speed, acceleration, deceleration, and using that information to price the risk.” This pilot program will be known as TrueLane and will begin in the first half…

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