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Jump Start Seven Day Auto Insurance Policies Under Fire in Michigan

Jump Start Seven Day Auto Insurance Policies Under Fire in Michigan

April 18, 2017

Michigan drivers have some of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation, and drivers in Detroit pay rates so high one state senator says ...Full Story »

Are Head-up Displays And Voice Command Technologies As Dangerous As Manual Texting While Driving

Are Head-up Displays And Voice Command Technologies As Dangerous As Manual Texting While Driving

April 17, 2017

From drinking coffee to eating a donut to putting on makeup or touching up a morning shave, as drivers we’re often guilty of performing “secondary ...Full Story »

ProPublica, Consumer Reports and the Insurance Information Institute In a Scrap Over Minority Premium Report

ProPublica, Consumer Reports and the Insurance Information Institute In a Scrap Over Minority Premium Report

April 12, 2017

ProPublica, Consumer Reports and the Insurance Information Institute have built their reputations on being go-to resources for research and analysis, but one report has embroiled ...Full Story »

Inside Insurance Slang – Why You Don’t Need A Choke and Croak Credit Policy

Inside Insurance Slang – Why You Don’t Need A Choke and Croak Credit Policy

April 10, 2017

As with all professions, practitioners develop a sort of shorthand or slang to describe the various elements of their day-to-day business. Sometimes the slang has ...Full Story »

Health Insurance

Latest Republican Proposals Aimed at Capping Medicaid Spending

Latest Republican Proposals Aimed at Capping Medicaid Spending

April 25, 2017

Transitioning Medicaid from an unlimited entitlement program to limited block grants could save U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion, or $803 per household, over the ...Story »

Obamacare On the Brink of Failure in Tennessee’s Third Largest City

Obamacare On the Brink of Failure in Tennessee’s Third Largest City

April 14, 2017

Could Knoxville, Tennessee be the first U.S. city where ObamaCare fails? Should that happen, it’s likely that more than 40,000 people there will be left ...Full Story »

Medical Pot Covered By Health Insurance? Look to Canada and See the Future

Medical Pot Covered By Health Insurance? Look to Canada and See the Future

April 5, 2017

Patients in Canada say the high cost associated with their ‘medication’ is pushing them to seek illegal sources for their medical marijuana. They say conventional ...Full Story »

What A Single-payer Health Care Plan in California Would Mean to the Rest of Us

What A Single-payer Health Care Plan in California Would Mean to the Rest of Us

March 29, 2017

“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” And with that, Paul Ryan the Republican speaker of the House threw in the ...Full Story »

Home Insurance

Would Your Homeowners Insurance Pay for Pandemic Liability?

Would Your Homeowners Insurance Pay for Pandemic Liability?

April 11, 2017

Some 90 years before a swine flu pandemic killed more than 200,000 people in 2009, a horrifically deadly form of influenza spread like wildfire across the ...Full Story »

What the Hail? Misconceptions About Homeowner’s Insurance and Hail Damage

What the Hail? Misconceptions About Homeowner’s Insurance and Hail Damage

April 4, 2017

There’s no getting around hail. It hits without warning every year in the United States, says Joe Brennan, owner of Insurance Claims Group Inc. in ...Full Story »

How Much Should I Pay to Insure My Historic Home?

How Much Should I Pay to Insure My Historic Home?

March 22, 2017

It’s hard work restoring a historic home. As a compensation for your labor, you’ll have a sense of accomplishment and rest safe in the knowledge ...Full Story »

Texas Hailstorm Insurance War

Texas Hailstorm Insurance War

March 20, 2017

Homeowners in Texas deal with severe weather in the form of hailstorms, tornadoes and wildfires. Over the course of the last few years, those homeowners ...Full Story »

Renters Insurance

Why Do So Few Renters Actually Purchase Insurance

Why Do So Few Renters Actually Purchase Insurance

April 10, 2017

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 »

Your Renter’s Insurance Just Got Cheaper in California

Your Renter’s Insurance Just Got Cheaper in California

March 31, 2017

A consumer protection group recently helped review and enforce legislation in California which will impact renters and result in a drop in their renter’s insurance premiums ...Full Story »

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 »

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

Cyber Liability Poses Risks Not Covered By Ordinary Insurance

Cyber Liability Poses Risks Not Covered By Ordinary Insurance

April 20, 2017

It’s all but impossible to do business today without computers and the Internet.  Even if a computer is used for nothing more than accounting and ...Story »

Did You Buy Your Insurance Policy From a Chatbot?

Did You Buy Your Insurance Policy From a Chatbot?

March 16, 2017

First Insurance Sales Chat Bots Launched On Facebook Messenger An Israeli small business insurance startup, Next Insurance, are pioneering a much-maligned technology as they recently launched ...Full Story »

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 ...Full 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 »

Long-Term Care

Your House Is Full And You Need to Be a Multi-generational Insurance Expert

Your House Is Full And You Need to Be a Multi-generational Insurance Expert

March 17, 2017

If your home is like a growing number of households these days, your “empty nest” is anything but empty. According to the latest data from ...Full Story »

First five steps to consider in receiving care at home

March 25, 2016

In the past when setting up care for an elderly parent or relative, home care was not that popular with the exception of meal programs ...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 »

Travel Insurance

Airsurety Has You And Your Family Covered On Your Trips Around the World

Airsurety Has You And Your Family Covered On Your Trips Around the World

March 31, 2017

If you’ve ever stood around in an airport thinking about buying travel insurance, we’re pretty sure you found the process confusing – so many options ...Full Story »

What If Your Insurance Was Bundled Into the Price of Your New Car

March 13, 2017

In yet another innovative move, Tesla Motors says they’d like to bundle the cost of your car insurance and future maintenance of your wheels into ...Full Story »

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 »

Identity Theft

Cyber Liability Poses Risks Not Covered By Ordinary Insurance

Cyber Liability Poses Risks Not Covered By Ordinary Insurance

April 20, 2017

It’s all but impossible to do business today without computers and the Internet.  Even if a computer is used for nothing more than accounting and ...Full Story »

What If Your Insurance Was Bundled Into the Price of Your New Car

March 13, 2017

In yet another innovative move, Tesla Motors says they’d like to bundle the cost of your car insurance and future maintenance of your wheels into ...Full Story »

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 »

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 »