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Half of Insurance Shoppers Giving Inaccurate Information

It seems there’s no shortage of financial dishonesty. Two recent surveys seem to indicate that many of us are perfectly willing to lie to save a few bucks. A survey of 2,115 American adults from NerdWallet released last month shows …

Hail Damage in North Texas Could Cost $300M in Car Repairs

Hailstorms that rolled through the Fort Worth, Texas, area last week could result in $300 million in vehicle repairs. Mark Hanna, a spokesman for the Insurance Council of Texas, estimated that 50,000 vehicles were damaged by the morning storms on …

Survey Shows Many Americans Fine with Lying to the IRS, or Their Insurer

Call it a “little green lie.” A number of Americans apparently find it acceptable to lie when there’s money at stake. A survey of 2,115 American adults from NerdWallet conducted in February shows a surprising number of people will fib …

Distracted Driving Crashes Increase in Wisconsin

The number of traffic crashes associated with distracted driving is on the rise in Wisconsin, including the number of fatal accidents. More than 24,000 crashes involving a distracted driver occurred in 2015, compared with nearly 22,200 crashes in 2014, USA …

Compare.com CEO Encouraged by Admiral Group’s Record 2015 Profit

Admiral Group plc on Thursday announced record profit for last year, and the CEO of one of its biggest brands is taking that as an endorsement of his popular online insurance shopping business model. Compare.com CEO Andrew Rose called out …

Conviction in Fatal Maryland Crash Reversed on Insurance Technicality

A West Virginia woman sentenced to a year in jail for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl has had her conviction reversed because Maryland has no criminal penalty for drivers of uninsured, out-of-state vehicles. The Herald-Mail reports that Washington …

New York Classical Pianist Awarded $2.5M for Car Crash Injuries

A classical pianist from New York City who hurt his elbow in a car accident and can no longer play at the level he mastered has been awarded $2.5 million by a New Jersey jury. The award was against a …

Insurance Industry Analyzes Google’s Failed Online Insurance Experiment

The insurance industry had a lot to say about what Google did wrong a day after the search engine giant said it would be pulling the plug on its year-long Google Compare experiment selling auto insurance online. Many believe that …

UK’s Aviva Beefs Up Fraud Screening in Commercial Motor Business

Aviva detected fraud in almost 2,200 commercial motor policies in 2015, using various anti-fraud tools, the London-based insurer revealed. But the company is taking its fight against fraud to a new level — by screening all commercial motor policies at …

Missouri Senators Debate Government Role in Road Safety

Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety. Two bills ā€” one sponsored by Republican Sen. …