Car Insurance News

Felony DUI Bill Working in Washington Legislature

A Seattle man who lost his parents and whose wife and infant son were seriously injured last March by a drunken driver asked a Senate panel on Monday to pass a measure that would make it a felony charge to …

Zurich Insurance Seeks Growth beyond Car Coverage in Germany

Zurich Insurance Group AG’s German unit, which sells auto insurance with the country’s ADAC automobile club, plans to offer a wider range of policies after reducing coverage following a surprise write-off last year. “Our mid-term goal is to reduce dependency …

Arbella Expands Carpartment Insurance to Connecticut

The Arbella Insurance Group has expanded Carpartment insurance to Connecticut, via Bearingstar Insurance agents. Designed to help make renter’s insurance policies simpler and more affordable, Carpartment offers discounts to tenants who insure their cars with Arbella. According to Jim Hyatt, …

Insurance Kiosks the Wave of the Future?

Milk…check; Eggs…check; Bread…check; Car insurance…wait, what? Most Americans’ grocery lists don’t typically read this way, but a new approach to selling personal auto insurance from Nashville-based, Direct Auto Insurance Co., could change the way consumers buy their coverage. The company, …

Driver’s Insurance Could Cover Virginia Parade Injuries

Damascus, Va., Mayor Jack McCrady says he expects the insurer of a man whose car hit dozens of hikers during a parade to cover the victims’ medical costs. McCrady says Deward Blevins’ family has turned over information necessary for the …

Delaware DMV Warns Residents About Auto Insurance Phone Scam

Delaware’s Department of Motor Vehicles says residents are being targeted by a phone scam. The DMV says residents have been getting automated phone calls offering them savings on their car insurance. WDEL-AM reports that the message claims the DMV gave …

Mass. Regulators Received Over 10K Auto Insurance Complaints, Inquiries in 2012

Massachusetts regulators said 10,729 consumers had contacted the state’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and its insurance division in 2012 with questions and complaints regarding their auto insurance, making it the top consumer issue for the agency last …

New Jersey Chiropractor Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Authorities announced Monday that a central New Jersey chiropractor was sentenced to state prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $650,000 by illegally using “runners” to recruit auto accident patients to his chiropractic businesses. New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced …

Horace Mann Pays $8,993 in Restitution to Vermont Policyholders

Vermont’s Department of Financial Regulation announced on March 27 that Horace Mann Insurance Co. and Horace Mann Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has paid $8,993 in restitution to Vermont customers whose auto insurance claims were not evaluated properly. The department …

Insurers Say Latest CFA Study Is Flawed; Marketplace Is Highly Competitive

The new auto insurance pricing study from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is getting roundly criticized by insurance industry representatives. The representatives say that states’ auto insurance marketplaces are highly competitive, with most drivers having dozens of auto insurers …