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Compare.com Confirms Partnership with Google Insurance Comparison Site

Online auto insurance comparison site compare.com is now working with Google on its auto insurance compare and buy platform, Google Compare, in California. Andrew Rose, CEO of Virginia-based compare.com, said Google approached his company because it was having trouble attracting …

Safety Concerns Block Effort to Raise Interstate Speed Limit in Iowa

Iowa drivers will stay out of the fast lane for now, after lawmakers did not advance a bill that would have boosted the speed limit on interstate highways, bringing it in line with many nearby states. The bill sought to …

Penn. Man Accused of Buying Auto Insurance From Scene of Car Wreck

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy. The Altoona Mirror reports that the insurance fraud charges filed this week …

XL Launches Primary Auto Product Line, Taps Miller to Lead

XL Group’s excess & surplus (E&S) insurance is adding primary auto capabilities to its product line and has added Andrew Miller as underwriting manager to lead this business. According to John Goodloe, president of XL Group’s E&S business, the company …

Google Compare for Car Insurance Has Arrived

Google Compare for car insurance was introduced on Thursday in California, “with more states to follow,” the tech giant said. “Google Compare for car insurance provides a seamless, intuitive experience for connecting with your customers online,” the company said in …

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 …