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Washington Bill to Ban Insurers from Using Credit Scores Heads to Senate

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s bill to prohibit insurers from including information from consumer credit histories in the insurance scores used to calculate premiums for auto, homeowners, renters and life insurance policies is set to be taken up in Senate …

Tamayo Returns as CEO of MAPFRE North America; Joined by Corral

Jaime Tamayo is returning to MAPFRE North America to be chief executive officer, a post he relinquished in 2016 after eight years to become CEO of international operations for the insurer. In his return, Tamayo is succeeding his successor, Alfredo …

Personal Auto Insurance Rates Fall Across the County: Value Penguin

Auto insurance rates are falling across the country an average 1.7 percent, with drivers in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas and Louisiana seeing the biggest drops of more than 4 percent. This is the first time rate have fallen across the …

Idaho Distracted Driving Law Kicks in, Insurers May Consider Citations in Rates

Starting Jan. 1, drivers violating Idaho’s hands-free device, distracted driving law risked getting a citation. The law has been in effect since July 1, but Idaho State Police troopers have been issuing warnings to drivers about the dangers of distracted …

Authorities Target Rise in Road Rage, Aggressive Driving in Houston-Area

Houston-area authorities on Dec. 8 announced a new task force to combat a more than 30% rise in road rage incidents this year, an increase that officials are blaming in part on the ongoing stress during the coronavirus pandemic. The …

Report: Despite Less Driving, Auto Fatalities Have Risen in Wisconsin

Auto fatalities are up in Wisconsin despite there being fewer people on the road due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report released on Dec. 1 by the Wisconsin Policy Forum found. The report examined state crash data from March 14 …

Europeans Buy Older Cars to Avoid Public Transport During Pandemic

LONDON/MADRID – Want a cheap used car to nip around town without running the gauntlet of coronavirus on public transport? Welcome to Pandemic Motors, we have just what you need. Across Europe, people are snapping up old bangers, clunkers, Klapperkasten, …

Washington Man Faces Theft, Fraud Charges After Filing $65K in Claims

Jaskaran Singh Gill, of Tukwila, Wash., was charged in King County Superior Court in Washington with two counts of first-degree theft, one count of second-degree theft and four counts of filing a false insurance claim after an investigation by Insurance …

California Co-Workers Charged for Insurance Fraud and Arson

Co-workers Rajdeep Singh, 35, of Rocklin, Calif., and David Bailey, Jr., 29, of Sacramento, were arrested on multiple counts of insurance fraud and arson after allegedly conspiring to commit vehicular arson in order to receive an undeserved insurance payout of …

California Couple Charged with Insurance Fraud After 4-Car Collision

Jamil Reinery Flores, 39, and Nelly Patricia Turcios, 32, a married couple from Fullerton, Calif., were charged with multiple felony counts of insurance fraud after allegedly misrepresenting when a car accident occurred in order to receive an undeserved insurance payout. …