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With Google Gone, What’s the Future for Online Insurance Shopping?

The demise of Google’s online insurance comparison site Google Compare is being hailed by some in the industry as a victory for the traditional agency system. But agents may want to hold off on breaking out the champagne. Leading online …

Despite Being Happy with Auto Insurer, 33% Switch After Shopping Online

A third of people who shopped for auto insurance online actually changed their insurance carrier, an insurance industry survey found. At the same time, the online opinion survey by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that 86 percent of insured …

Google to Face Same Obstacles Selling Insurance Online, Says Overstock’s Byrne

Those now running comparison insurance shopping websites believe that they could be helped if Google enters into the business because the giant search engine could draw more attention to buying insurance online. However, they also believe Google would face the …

Buying Insurance Is Like Online Dating? Or Loving a Local Agent?

Buying insurance has been compared to having a root canal and betting with pirates. It’s been called confusing and boring. More than a few have said they’d rather listen to nails on a chalkboard than sit through an insurance pitch. …

Has Online Shopping for Auto Insurance Peaked?

Shopping over the internet for auto insurance is down for the second year in a row, says a survey by a company that tracks the behavior of consumers with credit history. The latest TransUnion Auto Insurance Shopping Index reports that …

Insurance Agents Urged to Follow Overstock.com, Insuritas Online Sales Model

Customers of Overstock.com can now furnish their home or office and insure them through the same source. The online retailer this week began selling small business, auto and home insurance along with furniture, rugs, beauty products and electronics. The mega-“etailer” …

N.J. Offers Tips to Assist Consumers Who Purchase Auto Insurance Online

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski is offering tips to shoppers to help them make educated choices and avoid scams when purchasing auto insurance online. Commissioner Kobylowski said the Internet provides consumers easy and quick access …