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Car Insurance

How your credit history impacts your car insurance rates

How your credit history impacts your car insurance rates

March 26, 2015

More than 90 percent of insurance companies consider credit history as an important factor when determining one's car insurance rate ...Full Story »

Ohio to become latest state to accept electronic proof of insurance

Ohio to become latest state to accept electronic proof of insurance

March 24, 2015

Effective March 23, 2015, the Ohio Department of Insurance will now accept electronic proof of insurance that will ultimately save time and money for all ...Full Story »

Md. resident’s ‘crash and buy’ scheme costs her nearly $20,000

Md. resident’s ‘crash and buy’ scheme costs her nearly $20,000

March 24, 2015

'Crash and buy' scheme has become a growing trend in Maryland. Latest case involves a Forestville resident who was ordered to pay nearly $20,000 ...Full Story »

Motor vehicle crash overview

Motor vehicle crash overview

February 3, 2015

The number of people just injured had fallen from 2.4 million to 2.3 million. ...Full Story »

Health Insurance

What is the clinical health benefits of lemons

What is the clinical health benefits of lemons

April 3, 2015

Lemons do not have to be turned into lemonade to encourage effective protection against a variety of health problems ...Story »

Two providers arrested: $3.5 million health insurance fraud

Two providers arrested: $3.5 million health insurance fraud

March 23, 2015

Both providers have been charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit grand theft and grand theft ...Full Story »

Chicken pox, shingle virus linked to giant cell arteritis

Chicken pox, shingle virus linked to giant cell arteritis

March 23, 2015

Giant cell arteritis can be life threatening causing blindness and stroke ...Full Story »

Vegetarian diet may be linked to reducing colon cancer

Vegetarian diet may be linked to reducing colon cancer

March 13, 2015

The American Cancer Society that 1 in 20 will develop colon cancer at some point in their lifetime. Diets that include lots of vegetables have ...Full Story »

Home Insurance

PCI survey: Most Midwesterners are not prepared for tornado season

PCI survey: Most Midwesterners are not prepared for tornado season

April 21, 2015

A recent survey by Harris Poll on behalf of PCI highlights the important correlation between insurance coverage and severe weather conditions ...Full Story »

Hail: One of the costliest weather conditions for the insurance industry

Hail: One of the costliest weather conditions for the insurance industry

April 10, 2015

Each year, hail costs the insurance industry billions of dollars in insurance claims. The following tips will benefit both consumers and insurance companies in regards ...Full Story »

Covering tornadoes that struck Illinois

Covering tornadoes that struck Illinois

April 10, 2015

Homeowners policies also provide for additional living expenses (ALE). ALE coverage pays the costs of living away from home if you cannot inhabit your house ...Full Story »

Tornado safety checklist

Tornado safety checklist

April 9, 2015

Make sure you valuables, personal property and important documents are stored in a secure place ...Full Story »

Renters Insurance

Home sharing rentals

Home sharing rentals

March 30, 2015

However, insurance coverage questions arise when an insurer expects a person to be using the home in one way, but later finds out the conditions ...Full Story »

Protecting your belongings with renters insurance

Protecting your belongings with renters insurance

March 9, 2015

If you live in a rented apartment, house or condominium, your landlord's insurance doesn't cover your personal property in the event that it is stolen ...Full Story »

Few renters actually purchase insurance

Few renters actually purchase insurance

September 24, 2014

According to Pew Research, home ownership has fallen over the past decade in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston, renters ...Full Story »

Back to school: College students add renters insurance to the list

Back to school: College students add renters insurance to the list

August 8, 2014

Renters insurance covers many of the expensive items that students typically take with them to an apartment on a college campus. It’s always good advice ...Full Story »

Pet Insurance

Trusted benefits of medical insurance for cats and dogs

Trusted benefits of medical insurance for cats and dogs

February 19, 2015

Good pet insurance is certainly a requirement of pet owners peace of mind knowing, like family, that they are insured for accidents and illnesses. However, ...Full Story »

February as Pet Dental Health Month

February as Pet Dental Health Month

February 5, 2015

In 2014, VPI policyholders spent more than $12.2 million on dental conditions and procedures, the fourth most common type of claim submitted to the company ...Full Story »

Disaster planning for your pets and livestock

Disaster planning for your pets and livestock

December 15, 2014

It is important to understand what your homeowners insurance provides and how that coverage applies to your pet ...Full Story »

Why pet insurance is a good investment

Why pet insurance is a good investment

November 28, 2014

Pet insurance - much like health insurance - is used to cover the costs of medical expenses but is often overlooked by pet owners ...Full Story »

Business Insurance

Understanding the insurance implications of East Village explosion

Understanding the insurance implications of East Village explosion

March 31, 2015

The East Village explosion caused panic among New York city residents, yet damage to insured properties are likely covered by standard property insurance policies ...Story »

Is your home-based business at risk without coverage?

Is your home-based business at risk without coverage?

February 26, 2015

Unfortunately, business owners often don't discover this mistake until after a major incident puts their business and personal finances at risk. When it comes to ...Full Story »

Pullman historic district – a national monument

Pullman historic district – a national monument

February 10, 2015

The town was a community available to the working class, attracting the most skilled workers that would thrive in a an environment that stimulated better ...Full Story »

Nine California consumer insurance protection bills signed into law

Nine California consumer insurance protection bills signed into law

January 5, 2015

A bill that adds protections for small businesses has already taken effect and five other consumer protection bills will be implemented January 1, ...Full Story »

Long-Term Care

First five steps to consider in receiving care at home

First five steps to consider in receiving care at home

March 25, 2015

By Karla Sullivan In the past when setting up care for an elderly parent or relative, home care was not that popular with the exception ...Full Story »

Alzheimer’s awareness: Not today, my old friend

October 23, 2014

And for individuals with Alzheimer's disease having sufficient long-term care insurance is a major concern. ...Full Story »

Huntington’s Disease is on the rise

June 18, 2014

Experts estimate that about one out of every 10,000 people have Huntington's Disease ...Full Story »

Middle-income America not ready for critical illness costs

May 9, 2013

A full 90 percent of middle-income Americans are not ready for the financial hardship posed by a critical illness diagnosis. They don’t have enough savings ...Full Story »

Travel Insurance

Two states issue statements regarding deceptive travel insurance

Two states issue statements regarding deceptive travel insurance

April 3, 2015

California and Florida have released statements regarding the deceptive travel insurance practice called "opt-out" insurance to help educate consumers ...Full Story »

Top ten things that could invalidate your travel insurance

March 23, 2015

Before purchasing travel insurance for your next vacation, make sure you know the top ten things that could invalidate your policy ...Full Story »

6 tips for planning a safe, fun Spring Break

March 2, 2015

With Spring Break right around the corner, here are six tips for helping you plan a safe and fun vacation ...Full Story »

What you need to know about travel insurance

January 22, 2015

It is important to know all aspects of travel insurance before purchasing a policy that could help minimize the financial risk of your next vacation. ...Full Story »

Identity Theft

Addressing cyber security

Addressing cyber security

February 3, 2015

Cyber security insurance is designed to mitigate losses from a variety of cyber incidents, including data breaches, business interruption, and network damage ...Full Story »

Central Valley scammers targeting seniors

November 24, 2014

Evidence obtained during the investigation revealed that Steen enticed his senior victims to make him the trustee on their trusts or executor of their wills, ...Full Story »

VA launches new identity theft website, toll-free help line

August 13, 2014

In light of recent events, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has undergone substantial changes to better aid veterans and their beneficiaries ...Full Story »

Military Consumer Protection Day is July 16th

July 11, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 is the second annual Military Consumer Protection Day, which is geared towards protecting military servicemembers and their families ...Full Story »

Off-Road & Snowmobile

Boat thefts fell in 2011, but jet skis are still a favored target

Boat thefts fell in 2011, but jet skis are still a favored target

July 30, 2012

The number of watercraft stolen in the U.S. fell from 2010 to 2011, according to an annual report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau on ...Full Story »

Hunting and fishing insurance covers field and stream risks

July 27, 2012

No one can guarantee that an outdoors man will come home with a large mouth bass or an eight-point buck, but with hunting insurance they’ll ...Full Story »

Should you get snowmobile insurance coverage?

January 7, 2012

Though consumers may enjoy a number of recreational activities during the winter, some are more dangerous than others, which could prompt people to make sure ...Full Story »

Disability Insurance

Top 5 myths about disability insurance

Top 5 myths about disability insurance

March 5, 2015

With the help from LIMRA, a worldwide, learning and development organization, we are going to break down the top five myths about disability insurance ...Full Story »

United States ranks #1 in anxiety disorders

January 31, 2014

Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older—or 18.1 percent of the adult population—suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to new figures from the ...Full Story »

What are the key elements of disability insurance?

January 8, 2014

Disability insurance comes in several different packages. Check with a financial planner or insurance specialist for the best option ...Full Story »

Study finds women more at risk for disability

July 5, 2012

Women are most at risk both physically and financially when it comes to disability but may not be prepared for it, according to a study ...Full Story »

Scooter & Motorcycle

San Diego man nabbed for masterminding insurance fraud scheme

San Diego man nabbed for masterminding insurance fraud scheme

April 20, 2015

Barody was the alleged mastermind behind a plan to increase coverage on the motorcycle ...Full Story »

Buying Dad a motorcycle and what about insurance?

June 13, 2014

Motorcycle insurance covers bodily injury, comprehensive collision, medical payments and even replacement of parts. Roadside assistance is available in many policies just like car insurance. ...Full Story »

Insurance coverage for scooters

April 18, 2012

With gas prices skyrocketing and environmental concerns rising, more people are forgoing gas-guzzling muscle cars and SUVs for the sporty and less expensive scooters and ...Full Story »

Top 10 “Crazy” motorcycle and auto insurance claims

July 7, 2011

Not all auto insurance claims that come across an adjuster’s or investigator’s desk are typical and mundane. There’s always the scammer to watch out for—some ...Full Story »