Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Law Lowers Insurance Premiums for Thousands of Oregon Consumers

January 25, 2011 No Comments »

Thousands of Oregon consumers have had their insurance premiums lowered thanks to a year-old credit scoring law, according to a survey conducted by the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) Insurance Division. The law allows consumers to get their ... Read More »

Foreclosed Homeowners Insurance Becoming More Difficult to Obtain

January 19, 2011 No Comments »

You would have to live under a rock to not be aware of the mounting home foreclosures and short sales flooding the American real estate market and driving down home values nationwide. Foreclosed homes and short sales can be a ... Read More »

New York Crash Tax

January 18, 2011 No Comments »

If you live or work in or around New York City you may have heard about the proposal to levy a crash tax for FDNY service in the event of an auto accident. Basically, the tax is a service charge ... Read More »

Largest Insurance Companies in the World

January 8, 2011 3 Comments »

Bigger is better, right? Many of us choose to buy insurance from the largest insurers because it gives us piece of mind. The more money our insurance company has, the better the odds they’ll be able to pay our insurance ... Read More »

Chinese Drywall Ruled an “Insurable Loss”

January 6, 2011 No Comments »

Sounds like great news…right? Well, it depends on whether you’re the homeowner or the home builder. A judge recently handed down a decision in Federal Court that basically states the losses associated with the Chinese drywall debacle can be classified ... Read More »

Insurers Lead in Financial Services Customer Satisfaction Rankings

January 4, 2011 No Comments »

When it comes to financial services and customer satisfaction, Life and Property insurers are ranked the highest, according to a recent study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Take this information with a grain of salt though, as we’re ... Read More »

Texas to Increase Mandatory Minimum Auto Insurance Limits

January 3, 2011 No Comments »

If you are a Texas motorist who carries state mandatory minimum auto insurance, you can expect a 2-3% increase in your auto insurance premiums in 2011. The Texas Department of Insurance has mandated the current auto insurance liability limits be ... Read More »

Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown: “No Refusal”

January 3, 2011 No Comments »

It happens every year. Thousands of Americans take to the road after partying a little too hard at Holiday parties. According to a Department of Transportation press release, data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that ... Read More »