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General Motors’ Maven Gig Has Expanded to Los Angeles

Maven Gig has expanded to Los Angeles. The General Motors Co. service lets drivers rent cars by the week and use them for ridesharing and other services. Maven Gig began this spring in San Diego and San Francisco. It launched …

Reinsurers Invest in Fintech Startups to Diversify and Grow in Soft Market

When Micah Carr-Hill wanted to insure Chief, the Labrador that helps with his son’s autism therapy, he found an ally in Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer. The German company had just teamed up with a U.K. internet startup to …

California Commissioner Launches Investigation into Wells Fargo

California Commissioner Dave Jones has ordered an investigation into recent allegations that Wells Fargo and National General Insurance improperly charged consumers for “force-placed” auto insurance for consumers who had auto loans with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo in a July 27 …

2 New Driving Laws Among Some 200 New Laws for Louisiana in August

Two new driving laws kicked in for Louisiana this month. Also children can bring sunscreen to school without a doctor’s note, minors face tougher restrictions for getting an abortion and colleges can’t ask unlimited questions about applying students’ criminal histories, …

New York Regulator Subpoenas Wells Fargo Over Unwanted Auto Insurance

New York state’s banking and insurance regulator issued subpoenas on Tuesday to two Wells Fargo & Co units after the bank said it had sold auto insurance to hundreds of thousands of customers who did not need it. The New …

Arizona Awarding Grant to Help Combat Wrong-Way Driving

The Arizona State Transportation Board is poised to announce a project grant to a company that will work on a system to reduce the risk of wrong-way driving. The board’s decision will come after Gov. Doug Ducey called for state …

Mercury Names Most Affordable Electric Vehicles to Insure in California

Mercury Insurance put together a list of the 10 most affordable electric vehicles to insure, and Fiat, Kia and Nissan models top the list. Mercury researchers examined the 2017 electric vehicles available at car dealerships today or in the near …

Michigan Court Rules for Westfield Insurance in ‘Employee v. Contractor’ Case

The Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed the ruling of a trial court in a case involving whether a commercial insurer or a personal insurer is responsible for paying no-fault personal injury protection benefits when a worker is injured in …

Utah Drivers Lie About Medical Conditions to Keep Motoring, Officials Say

State officials say many Utah residents lie about their medical conditions so they can keep driving without restrictions. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state relies on people to report medical conditions themselves, which creates a scenario where lying is …

Missouri Lawmakers Eliminate Funding for Sobriety Checkpoints

Missouri lawmakers effectively eliminated funding for sobriety checkpoints for the fiscal year that begins in July, a move by a core group of critical conservative Republicans that officials say could hinder or end the manpower-intensive practice in some areas of …