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Auto Theft Rate Drops for Sixth Straight Year

May 20, 2010 No Comments »

The auto theft rate in the United States dropped for the sixth straight year in 2009, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). One would assume with the way the economy is going, auto theft would be on the ... Read More »

Nearly 25 Percent of Californians Don’t Have Health Insurance

March 17, 2010 No Comments »

A staggering 24.3 percent of Californians under the age of 65 went without health insurance coverage for all or part of 2009, according to a new study by UCLA researchers. That’s up from 19.5 percent in 2007 – an increase ... Read More »

Top Auto Insurance Companies in California

March 2, 2010 1 Comment »

Below is a list of the top auto insurance companies in California, based on written premium. Keep in mind that these companies aren’t necessarily the top rated, just the most frequently used. As you can see, State Farm was the ... Read More »

Nationwide Texting While Driving Ban Looks Likely

February 24, 2010 No Comments »

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this week unveiled sample legislation that can be used as a starting point for states looking to craft laws to prohibit texting while driving. There is an ongoing concern about texting while driving because it ... Read More »

Approximately One in Six Driving Without Insurance in 2010

February 23, 2010 No Comments »

Think you don’t need uninsured motorist coverage? Think again. A study released by the Insurance Research Council revealed approximately one in six drivers in the United States may be driving without insurance this year. The group said the estimated percentage ... Read More »

Top Rated Auto Insurance Companies in the United States

January 20, 2010 No Comments »

Amica Mutual was rated the top auto insurance provider in the United States for the 10th consecutive year, according to a customer satisfaction survey from J.D. Power. The company scored 851 points out of a possible 1,000, and was followed ... Read More »

Texting Drivers Six Times More Likely to Get in Crash

December 22, 2009 No Comments »

A new study from researchers at the University of Utah found that texting drivers were six times more likely to be involved in a car crash than those who do not text. The researchers used vehicle simulators and identical traffic ... Read More »

Doctors Most Likely to Get In Car Accidents

December 7, 2009 No Comments »

Insurance is all about measuring risk, and believe it or not, certain occupations are more prone to car accidents than others. The reason behind it remains a mystery, but because of these stats, compiled by Quality Planning Corp. and digested ... Read More »

Wisconsin Raises Minimum Liability Limits to National High

November 17, 2009 No Comments »

Wisconsin is best known for the Packers, cheese and now…for joining the ranks of states with the highest mandatory minimum car insurance policies in the country. So it may be a good time to get some online quotes to shop ... Read More »

Texting Isn’t the Biggest Distraction While Driving

October 13, 2009 No Comments »

Even though talking on cell phones and text messaging while driving have become lightening rods for legislation, other more traditional distractions are apparently more significant issues. A survey of 3,000 drivers conducted by car leasing company Leasetrader.com found that texting ... Read More »