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Car Insurance

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 »

III offers car rental advice for this summer season

III offers car rental advice for this summer season

July 23, 2014

With the summer season in full swing, the Insurance Information Institute offers advice on how to properly rent a car this summer ...Full Story »

Top car insurance discounts

Top car insurance discounts

July 18, 2014

Bankrate, leading website for financial rate information, recently complied a list of top auto insurance discounts geared to help consumers save money ...Full Story »

Calif. phantom collisions results in auto insurance fraud

Calif. phantom collisions results in auto insurance fraud

June 26, 2014

The California Department of Insurance along with allied agencies found and arrested 20 co-conspirators associated with multiple counts of insurance fraud. ...Full Story »

Health Insurance

Home blood pressure-monitoring kits could save insurance companies money

Home blood pressure-monitoring kits could save insurance companies money

July 21, 2014

Home blood pressure-monitoring kits as these devices could improve healthcare quality while reducing healthcare costs over the long term, according to ...Story »

Does cognitive ability really decline with age?

Does cognitive ability really decline with age?

July 18, 2014

According to a recent study, the brains of older people do not get weaker but, rather, has more information to process that takes additional time ...Full Story »

New study raises hope for Alzheimer’s prevention

New study raises hope for Alzheimer’s prevention

July 16, 2014

Recent studies highlight how lifestyle, dietary and cognitive change could reduce one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia ...Full Story »

Reading for pleasure can improve your health

Reading for pleasure can improve your health

July 10, 2014

Actually, studies suggest that getting involved in fiction can create a more empathetic personality ...Full Story »

Home Insurance

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 »

The economic, insured loss for insurance companies in 2013

The economic, insured loss for insurance companies in 2013

July 2, 2014

A new report by Swiss Re highlights the economic and insured loss that occurred in 2013 due to natural and man-made disasters, which cost the ...Full Story »

Hurricane Arthur may derail 4th of July plans for the East Coast

Hurricane Arthur may derail 4th of July plans for the East Coast

July 2, 2014

Residents on the eastern seaboard may see tropical storms and a potential hurricane this upcoming Fourth of July weekend ...Full Story »

Husband pleads guilty to insurance fraud after wife sets home on fire

Husband pleads guilty to insurance fraud after wife sets home on fire

June 26, 2014

California resident pleads guilty to homeowner insurance fraud, which results in more trouble for the homeowner ...Full Story »

Renters Insurance

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 »

Most renters lack insurance

Most renters lack insurance

July 18, 2012

While a majority of American homeowners have insurance only 31 percent of renters buy renters insurance, according to recent survey by the Insurance Information Institute. ...Full Story »

Pet Insurance

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 »

Consider pre-existing conditions when purchasing pet insurance

Consider pre-existing conditions when purchasing pet insurance

February 18, 2013

Animal lovers will know that owning a pet a can be an expensive business. Aside from routine checkups and vaccinations, should your pet require treatment ...Full Story »

Business Insurance

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 ...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 »

What does US business really worry about?

What does US business really worry about?

June 5, 2014

According to the CDC, many businesses are turning to workplace health programs to help employees build a better lifestyle ...Full Story »

Business cyber insurance on the rise, but 60% still lack it

Business cyber insurance on the rise, but 60% still lack it

April 23, 2013

A survey of North American companies reveals companies they’re showing an increased interest in cyber liability insurance, yet many of them believe their own methods offer ...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 outdoorsman will come home with a largemouth bass or an eight-point buck, but with hunting insurance they’ll be covered ...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

Do your homework before traveling abroad

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 »

Ready for Spring Break?

February 26, 2014

However, what happens if you are not prepared for losing your luggage, having to use the nearest emergency services at a local hospital or even ...Full Story »

Tips to prevent blood clots while traveling long distance

January 6, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips and advice on how to prevent blood clots from forming while traveling long distance ...Full Story »

Identity Theft

Military Consumer Protection Day is July 16th

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 »

Watch out for cyber scams during online shopping

November 20, 2012

It’s expected that 70 percent of Americans will shop online this holiday season. While technology might be convenient for them, it’s an opportunity for scammers ...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 »