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Conn. Senator Urges DOJ to Investigate Auto Insurers’ ‘Preferred’ Repair Shops

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate a recently aired CNN report’s allegation that auto insurers may be pressuring consumers to repair their vehicles at the insurers’ preferred repair shops. “Contrary to what …

PIA of Florida Partners with Windhaven to Provide Additional Market Access

The Professional Insurance Agents of Florida and Windhaven Insurance have formed a partnership that gives PIA members a direct appointment to write policies with Windhaven Insurance upon meeting minimal criteria. The PIA of Florida has added an auto carrier to …

Texas Issues Data Call on Named Driver Policies, Excluded Driver Endorsements

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a special data call to obtain information from insurance companies writing private passenger automobile insurance in Texas. TDI said the information requested is in response to legislative inquiries and pertains to bodily injury …

California Agents Asked to Inform Customers on Auto Financial Responsibility

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and state Sen. Ricardo Lara on Thursday urged Californians to make sure they are meeting their obligation to carry minimum liability insurance coverage on their vehicles and announced resources to help educate motorists and make …

Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants Spur Debate in New Mexico

Alejandro Altamirano from Durango, Mexico, has called New Mexico home for a dozen years, and it’s where his two U.S.-born daughters are being raised. But the 36-year-old dairy farmworker fears he will be forced into the shadows if he loses …

Though Rising, Ohio Home and Auto Insurance Rates Still Low

Combined, average homeowners and auto insurance premiums in Ohio are nearly $500 less than national averages, according to the state’s insurance department. Personal lines premiums in the state are among the lowest in the country, Lieutenant Governor and Department of …

Oklahoma Senate Proposal Tackles Uninsured Drivers with DUIs

Oklahoma Sen. Ron Sharp has filed legislation to address the state’s high number of uninsured motorists especially those with DUI convictions. Senate Bill 260 would require an individual convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to have valid auto insurance on file …

Mercury in California Ordered to Pay $27.5M for Unapproved Broker Fees

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered Mercury Insurance to pay a fine of $27.5 million because Mercury auto insurance consumers were allegedly charged unapproved broker fees. Mercury did not obtain Jones’ approval for the fees and so consumers paid more …

USAA to Offer Pilot Ridesharing Coverage in Colorado

USAA announced it will offer auto insurance coverage in Colorado that will protect ridesharing drivers from the moment their ridesharing mobile apps are turned on until they are matched with a passenger. The pilot program, which will begin in February, …

Crash Toll in Nebraska Likely to Hit 5-Year High

Nebraska’s highway safety administrator says the number of people who died in Nebraska crashes in 2014 likely will be the highest number in five years. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that as of the morning of Dec. 31, 2014, 221 …