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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The pandemic hasn’t stopped auto insurance claims satisfaction from rising

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Consumers continue to be increasingly pleased with the quality of their experience, says JD Power. The pandemic hasn’t stopped steady improvements in auto insurance claims satisfaction from continuing this year. In fact, the reduced number of filings may have contributed to this trend. Fewer claims have given insurers the opportunity to fine tune their customer service. As a result, insurers are able to provide higher quality claims service, leading to improved auto insurance claims satisfaction among customers. The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study recorded a 22 percent…

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Consumer groups call for higher auto insurance rebates in the US

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The Consumer Federation of America and Center for Economic Justice say insurers aren’t doing enough. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Center for Economic Justice (CEJ) have recalculated their figures for insurers and say auto insurance rebates are not large enough. Some insurers have issued discounts and credits to policyholders in the face of COVID-19. However, the CFA and CEJ have concluded that some of the largest insurers have fallen short of fairness in the auto insurance rebates they’ve issued in the United States. Both consumer groups calculated…

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Tesla Insurance launches, sending the electric vehicle maker into a new industry

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At first launch, the auto coverage will be available only in California and for the company’s customers. The Tesla Insurance coverage for the company’s electric vehicles and that was first announced earlier this year has now launched in California. The idea is to make premiums 20 percent to 30 percent more affordable for drivers of Tesla’s electric cars. Elon Musk first announced his intentions to launch the product back in April 2019. At that time, Elon Musk had assumed that the Tesla Insurance product would launch quite quickly. That said,…

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