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Car Insurance

Insuring your classic car

Insuring your classic car

August 29, 2014

If you do own a collectible, you will need classic car insurance to make sure you are fully covered. Use these quick tips to make ...Full Story »

Ridesharing drivers may face insurance coverage gap

Ridesharing drivers may face insurance coverage gap

August 20, 2014

Ridesharing uses mobile technology to connect passengers to drivers. Instead of hailing a cab from the curb or calling a 1-800 number, consumers download an ...Full Story »

Louisiana Department of Insurance announces fraud prevention conference

Louisiana Department of Insurance announces fraud prevention conference

August 14, 2014

The conference will be held on Wednesday, October 15 and will feature presentations on combatting vehicle theft, as well as panel discussions on health care ...Full Story »

6 factors that affect your car insurance premium

6 factors that affect your car insurance premium

July 24, 2014

There are six key factors that affect your car insurance premium and some of them you can control to help keep costs down low ...Full Story »

Health Insurance

Study – tomatoes key to preventing prostate cancer

Study – tomatoes key to preventing prostate cancer

August 28, 2014

A new study shows how tomatoes can reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer ...Story »

This week the National Immunization Awareness Month addresses adults

This week the National Immunization Awareness Month addresses adults

August 25, 2014

This week, Aug. 24-30, the key subject of NPHIC’s campaign to geared towards educating and informing adults that the importance of proper vaccination ...Full Story »

September is Children’s Cancer Awareness Month

September is Children’s Cancer Awareness Month

August 20, 2014

Most children are treated with chemotherapy, radiation and similar treatment that adults experience, however, they are often treated at a specialized children's cancer center ...Full Story »

Back-to-school food safety tips for parents

Back-to-school food safety tips for parents

August 20, 2014

With back-to-school season right around the corner, the USDA has provided parents with tips and tricks to help keep one’s child safe from food borne ...Full Story »

Home Insurance

FEMA announces September as National Preparedness Month

FEMA announces September as National Preparedness Month

September 2, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority ...Full Story »

California and Oklahoma response to the earthquake in Napa

California and Oklahoma response to the earthquake in Napa

September 2, 2014

This includes adequate supplies to survive the first few days and consider how best to secure their biggest asset—their home—from devastating loss either through retrofitting ...Full Story »

Two hurricanes threaten Hawaii during height of tourist season

Two hurricanes threaten Hawaii during height of tourist season

August 7, 2014

With two hurricanes approaching Hawaii, the importance of owning a flood insurance policy is becoming a reality. ...Full Story »

GEICO offers valuable advice regarding condo insurance

GEICO offers valuable advice regarding condo insurance

July 8, 2014

Condos are a great alternative to renting an apartment or owning a house and they have their own unique insurance needs ...Full Story »

Renters Insurance

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 »

Should you rent or own?

Should you rent or own?

July 1, 2014

Generally, a renter puts up a nonrefundable deposit with an agreed date at which he has the option to purchase; buying at the end of ...Full Story »

Purchase a renters insurance policy

Purchase a renters insurance policy

January 2, 2014

Renters insurance is truly a valuable commodity of protection ...Full Story »

Issues arise when roommates choose to share insurance

Issues arise when roommates choose to share insurance

October 8, 2012

The number of people living together as roommates and unmarried partners is on the rise and along with it come questions about home and auto insurance, ...Full Story »

Pet Insurance

How to insure your horse

How to insure your horse

August 5, 2014

Liability is designed to protect you or your horse if injuries or damage occurs to someone else and property ...Full Story »

Pet insurance is on the rise in the US

Pet insurance is on the rise in the US

July 22, 2014

Despite the economic downturn, pet insurance companies are seeing an average six percent growth annually in new business that expected to continue in the future ...Full Story »

Pet insurance under scrutiny

Pet insurance under scrutiny

June 23, 2014

When policy terms are more easily understood, consumers are better able to select a product that meets their needs ...Full Story »

Celebrate our pets

Celebrate our pets

April 24, 2014

Pet insurance protects pets in case of accidents or illness since the cost of veterinary care can be quite high. If you have been to ...Full Story »

Business Insurance

Tech support scams are increasing

Tech support scams are increasing

August 11, 2014

Once they have you on the phone, they often try to gain your trust by pretending to be associated with well-known companies or confusing you ...Story »

Summer update for amusement parks

Summer update for amusement parks

August 6, 2014

The US amusement park industry generates over 12 billion in revenue and provides jobs to over 500,000 seasonal employees ...Full Story »

Why you should purchase product recall insurance for your business

Why you should purchase product recall insurance for your business

July 15, 2014

With the growing number of product recalls, it is vital for a business to purchase product recall insurance to help protect their company if something ...Full Story »

Business owner faces felony charges of insurance fraud, grand theft

Business owner faces felony charges of insurance fraud, grand theft

June 26, 2014

California Department of Insurance arrests business owner on suspicion of felony workers’ compensation insurance fraud and grand theft ...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 »

Travel Insurance

Advise for surviving holiday travel this Labor Day

Advise for surviving holiday travel this Labor Day

August 29, 2014

Holidays mean increased travel – and with it, increased danger. Recent reports highlights that Labor Day is the second most dangerous time to travel ...Full Story »

Tips for staying safe, healthy on a business trip

August 18, 2014

Business travelers face different health risks than do leisure travelers due to the nature, frequency and duration of the trip ...Full Story »

Do your homework before traveling abroad

July 21, 2014

Travel notices inform travelers and health care providers about current health issues ...Full Story »

What about coverage for my rental car?

February 28, 2014

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, you should check to see if your personal auto coverage includes a rental or your credit card ...Full Story »

Identity Theft

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

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 »

Scam artists are still on the rise

April 18, 2014

While fast-growing online commerce has benefited consumers with greater choice and convenience, the survey indicates that, as of 2011, the Internet was also the place ...Full Story »

How to avoid identity theft

April 24, 2013

In an increasingly online and interconnected world, identity thieves have a lot of tools they can use to ply someone out of their crucial information ...Full Story »

How to respond to an identity theft: a step-by-step approach

April 24, 2013

Whether it’s a quick run on a credit or debit card, a lost wallet or a full-scale identity theft, responding to such a crime requires ...Full Story »

Stupid criminals never seem to give up on insurance fraud

March 25, 2013

The allure of insurance fraud must seem like a quick and easy way to get some cash, so it’s understandable why it never goes away. ...Full Story »

Identity theft rose in 2012

December 27, 2012

Cases of identity theft and fraud in the U.S. rose by 13 percent in 2012 as 11.6 million Americans became victims, even as the dollar ...Full Story »

Ability to detect a con artist declines as people get older

December 6, 2012

Part of the reason older people are more susceptible to fraud is they lose the ability to spot a dishonest face. Researchers at the University ...Full Story »

Wallets and purses still key sources for identity thieves

November 29, 2012

Despite increased adoption of online shopping, mobile payment and banking apps, offline methods are the top known causes of identity fraud. According to a new ...Full Story »

Keep credit card and identity thieves at bay during holidays

November 21, 2012

As shoppers give their credit cards a hefty workout during the holiday shopping season, identity thieves would like to do the same. Fortunately there are ...Full Story »

Long-Term Care

Huntington’s Disease is on the rise

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 »

Americans don’t like to think about long-term care needs

April 30, 2013

A survey of Americans above age 40 underestimate their potential need for long-term care but it’s also something they don’t like to think about. According ...Full Story »

Nursing home costs rising faster than at-home care

April 10, 2013

As the cost of obtaining long-term care services in a retirement setting continues to rise dramatically, while the cost of at-home care continues has risen ...Full Story »

Disability Insurance

United States ranks #1 in anxiety disorders

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 »

Survey says Americans unaware of disability insurance needs

May 29, 2012

In a national survey of nearly 1,200 employees, the Consumer Federation of America and Unum learned that workers know little about group disability insurance, even ...Full Story »

Scooter & Motorcycle

Buying Dad a motorcycle and what about insurance?

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 »

Make sure your motorcycle is covered before you hit the road

April 9, 2012

Now that winter is finally behind us, many riders are finally able to rev up their motorcycles and hit the road in earnest.  Only they’d ...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 »