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Car Insurance

National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 23, 2014

Other major contributing factors to the higher crash risk of young drivers are night driving and teen passengers. Teenagers are involved in more motor vehicle ...Full Story »

FEMA highlights importance of winter weather preparedness

FEMA highlights importance of winter weather preparedness

October 23, 2014

With the winter season approaching, FEMA reminds individuals to be prepared for the extreme cold and winter storms ...Full Story »

Liability issues with self-driving cars

Liability issues with self-driving cars

September 22, 2014

The Commissioner will hear from a number of companies that are developing self-driving cars and from representatives of insurance companies and other state agencies with ...Full Story »

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 »

Health Insurance

What you need to know about Enterovirus D68

What you need to know about Enterovirus D68

October 20, 2014

Infants, children and teenagers are at the highest risk for getting infected. That is because their immunity has not been built to fight this type ...Story »

Healthy alternatives to traditional, sugary Halloween candy

Healthy alternatives to traditional, sugary Halloween candy

October 20, 2014

With Halloween less than two weeks away, it's time to start thinking about what type of goodies you will be passing out to the ghosts ...Full Story »

FTC offers advise to avoid health insurance scams

FTC offers advise to avoid health insurance scams

October 16, 2014

Looking for health insurance? Make sure you know what you are buying before purchasing it, as you could be victim to an insurance scam ...Full Story »

Autumn’s pollen, mold count may challenge those with allergies

Autumn’s pollen, mold count may challenge those with allergies

October 8, 2014

There's more to Autumn than just falling leaves, it is also the potent season for allergy-inducing allergens that can lead to seasonal allergies ...Full Story »

Home Insurance

Hurricane Sandy’s two year anniversary serves as insurance reminder

Hurricane Sandy’s two year anniversary serves as insurance reminder

October 22, 2014

With the two year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy right around the corner, it's important to highlight the significance of hurricane preparedness and homeowners insurance ...Full Story »

Tips to protect your home from rodents and the winter season

Tips to protect your home from rodents and the winter season

October 17, 2014

The time has come to protect your home from damage and insurance claims ...Full Story »

Risk factors that may affect your homeowners insurance policy

Risk factors that may affect your homeowners insurance policy

October 13, 2014

These risk factors may be seen as red flags for insurance companies who may charge additional fees towards your homeowner's insurance policy ...Full Story »

Limiting coverage to man’s best friend?

Limiting coverage to man’s best friend?

October 8, 2014

Unfortunately, there is no law that requires homeowners and renters insurance policies to provide coverage for injuries, damages and losses inflicted by dogs ...Full Story »

Renters Insurance

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 »

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 »

Pet Insurance

Ten tips to keep your pets safe on Halloween

Ten tips to keep your pets safe on Halloween

October 22, 2014

Pumpkins are not toxic but can cause stomach upset. Do not leave a candle lit pumpkin where a pet can easily knock it over with ...Full Story »

Calif. to increase consumer protection for pet insurance

Calif. to increase consumer protection for pet insurance

October 3, 2014

This week the state of California signed a new law into effect that will add consumer protection for pet insurance and will help consumers better ...Full Story »

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 »

Business Insurance

NAIC begins 2015 budget approval process

NAIC begins 2015 budget approval process

October 10, 2014

The NAIC is committed to protecting insurance consumers and providing our members with the tools and resources they need to effectively regulate companies ...Story »

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 ...Full 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 »

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

10 mistakes to avoid when booking a cruise

10 mistakes to avoid when booking a cruise

September 29, 2014

Booking a cruise can be a daunting task but following these ten tips can help ease the burden ...Full Story »

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 »

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

Alzheimer’s awareness: Not today, my old friend

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »