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Mass. Auto Insurance Rates Climb Back Up Despite Deregulation

Auto insurance rates that fell sharply after deregulation in Massachusetts are climbing again. The Boston Globe reports that five years after Massachusetts began to allow insurers to set their own rates, the average premium was about the same as it …

Prosecutors: N.J. Man Falsely Claimed He Was Carjacked

Authorities say a central New Jersey man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars. Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of New Brunswick, N.J., has …

Over $2M for Recovered for Oklahoma Insurance Consumers So Far in 2014

The Oklahoma Insurance Department announced its Consumer Assistance Division has recovered $2,180,170 for Oklahoma consumers in the first half of 2014. Between Jan. 1 and June 30, the Consumer Assistance Division answered 13,127 phone calls, responded to over 300 emails …

Unlicensed Auto Insurance Robo-Caller Fined $191K by Minnesota Regulators

An unlicensed commercial entity has been ordered by Minnesota commerce regulators to pay $191,185 in civil penalties for making numerous fraudulent and unlicensed auto insurance solicitations to consumers in that state. The Minnesota Department of Commerce imposed the fine on …

Court Ruling States Arizona Can’t Deny Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

Arizona’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to people who came to the U.S. illegally as children was blocked by a federal appeals court in San Francisco, which said the measure is probably unconstitutional. The policy most likely violates equal protection …

MAPFRE Insurance Enters Pennsylvania Auto, Home Insurance Market

MAPFRE Insurance has entered the Pennsylvania insurance market. MAPFRE’s operations in Pennsylvania will be headquartered in King of Prussia and the company will offer private passenger automobile and homeowners insurance to customers through its network of independent agents. MAPFRE’s launch …

80 Mph OK on Some Wyoming Highways Starting Today

Motorists traveling in Wyoming can go a little faster on certain stretches of interstate highways. Wyoming Department of Transportation crews  began changing speed limit signs along three sections of Interstates 25, 80 and 90 to 80 mph. The higher speed limit will …

$5.9M Settlement Proposed in Acadian Ambulance Lawsuit

A hearing on a proposed settlement in the $5.9 million class action lawsuit against Lafayette-based Acadian Ambulance company is scheduled for today in Louisiana’s Avoyelles Parish. The Advertiser reports 440 Louisiana residents have filed claims that they were overcharged by …

Ridesharing Insurance Legislation Advances In California

A bill that would impose insurance requirements on ridesharing companies in California passed a state Senate committee 9-1 on Wednesday, although with somewhat lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill. Companies such as Lyft, Sidecar and …

Ridesharing Bill Cruising Through California Legislature

A bill to more thoroughly regulate insurance requirements for ridesharing companies is successfully wending its way through California Legislature as insurance associations and representatives for companies like Uber and Lyft try and hash out an uncertain middle ground. The Senate …