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Is The Cost of Auto Insurance Advertising Driving Up Your Premium?

What is it costing your auto insurance provider to advertise each year? SNL Financial set to find out. Geico Corp is the King of auto insurance advertising, data shows, with annual spending of close to $1 billion! This number is up 10 percent from spending in 2010, which shows that insurers are becoming increasingly more competitive for your…

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Same-Sex Couples Find Freedom With New Auto Insurance Rates

Esurance, the online affiliate of Allstate auto insurance, will be giving same-sex partners in civil unions or domestic partnerships in 21 states the same discount that is typically extended to legally married couples. This is good news for more than  646,464 households that can now receive an additional 10 percent or more off their auto insurance premiums compared to unmarried…

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New Auto Insurance Study Reveals Buyer Preferences

The Insurance Buyer Insight Study found that price is the #1 concern for buyers of auto insurance, with 65.8 percent of the 878 people polled saying that price was the main factor driving their decision-making. The Consumer Price Index found that auto insurance costs have increased 33.3 percent from 2002 to 2011. How Much Have Auto Insurance Costs Gone Up?…

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Hey, Low Risk Driver: Are You Paying Too Much For Auto Insurance?

AAA’s annual Your Driving Costs brochure found that a low-risk driver with a clean driving record can expect to pay $1,001 a year for insurance on a sedan this year. This week, the Consumer Federation of America found that moderate-income individuals with clean driving records were being quoted high rates for minimum liability auto insurance coverage. How…

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Auto Insurance News: Big Brother Is Watching UK Drivers

Drones, surveillance cameras, satellites and tracking devices are nothing new. Yet, many motorists hate the idea that the government could be using these tools to spy on its own citizens. That is exactly what’s happening in the UK right now. The Plan This spring, the British Government announced a proposal to use a license recognition…

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Telematics Auto Insurance: What Does This New Technology Mean For The Future?

In George Orwell’s 1984, all daily activities were overseen by a seemingly omnipotent being known as “Big Brother.” Telematics auto insurance seems like one step closer to “Big Brother” watching over us. Yet, on the other hand, telematics may also be the key to reducing the number of car crashes and also reducing our auto insurance…

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News: Auto Insurance Companies Raise Rates In Illinois

Allstate Corp. plans to raise car insurance rates for Illinois drivers by 3 to 5 percent, according to company filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. New rates will go into effect May 17th. According to the company, this decision reverses the “hometown discount” advertised since 2009. They added that the size of the increase will depend upon how…

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Auto Insurance Payments Are More For The Poor, CFA Says

A new study by the Consumer Federation of America found that America’s poor are being overcharged for their auto insurance. These findings apply to 40 percent of Americans with annual incomes below $40,000. The CFA says they were legitimately surprised by how badly auto insurance companies treated their low-income clientele. How Much More Do The…

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7 Most Common Auto Insurance Claims and What They Cost

Learning about the most common auto insurance claims can save you money. Since auto insurance premiums are based on the total pool of drivers and all the claims filed with a particular company, rates can vary dramatically from provider to provider — but can also be lowered if each driver takes precautions against the risks….

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Driving With Pets: What Your Auto Insurance Covers

Colorado motorist Marcia Pinkstaff was horrified to hear that her 9-year-old lab mix was “totaled” and declared “a complete loss” by her auto insurance company. “I don’t see how you could total out a family pet,” she told Channel 7 Denver. Yet, when her dog was struck by a mini-van  — injuring her lungs, liver…

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California Auto Insurance Companies Offer Savings For Low Mileage Drivers

Did you know that you could be eligible for a discount of up to 45 percent if you drive less than 2,000 miles per year? Last year, two California auto insurance companies — State Farm and Auto Club of Southern California rolled out new incentives for people who drive less. How Do People Get Started?…

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