Farmers Insurance News

Texas Supreme Court Sides with Insurer on Mold-Related Policy Changes

The Texas Supreme Court on April 9 reversed lower court rulings and found that Farmers Insurance was within its rights when it decided 19 years ago not to renew homeowners’ policies that it feared would have forced it to cover …

Farmers Insurance Now Offering Direct-to-Consumer Policies in Louisiana

Farmers Insurance has launched a range of insurance products in Louisiana that consumers can customize. The company said Louisiana customers can now access quotes and purchase auto, home, condo, and renters products in a direct-to-consumer model, combining a personalized approach …

Farmers Insurance Returning to Louisiana

Louisiana insurance regulators have approved rate and form filings for Farmers Insurance in advance of California-based insurer’s re-entry into the Louisiana market. The Louisiana Department of Insurance reported that Farmers is returning to the Louisiana market in March with auto, …

Farmers Launches Direct-to-Consumer Policies in Mississippi

Farmers Insurance has launched a range of customizable insurance products in Mississippi. Customers throughout the state can now quote and purchase auto, home, condo, and renters products in a direct-to-consumer model. According to Keith Daly, president of personal lines for …

Insurers Winning Most, But Not All, COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits

In the multibillion-dollar fight over insurance coverage for pandemic-related business losses, a Florida gynecologist succeeded where more than a dozen professional baseball teams and an iconic Hollywood restaurant failed. Since COVID-19 sparked government-ordered shutdowns in March, judges have dismissed more …

Farmers in California Names Conte Head of Exclusive Agent Distribution

Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance has named Krista Conte head of exclusive agent distribution. Conte joins Farmers after more than 15 years at Allstate, where she was most recently field vice president in the California region. Farmers Insurance Group is …

GEICO, Farmers, Liberty Mutual Join Insurers Giving Breaks to Drivers, Businesses

More auto insureds and small businesses are getting a break on their insurance premiums to help them through the coronavirus crisis. Auto insurer GEICO said it will give back approximately $2.5 billion in the form of a 15 percent credit …

Farmers Insurance Expands Into South Carolina with Online Auto Insurance Policy

Farmers Insurance has launched its first auto insurance product in South Carolina, delivered exclusively through a new digital and customizable auto insurance policy available on Farmersdirect.com. The digital auto insurance product in South Carolina offers quick quoting and a self-serve …

Strap on the Goggles. Employee Training Is Entering Virtual Reality.

The future of employee training involves no embarrassing role-playing in front of new colleagues or boring web modules which take an hour each to click through. For the next wave in workplace learning, get ready to strap on a pair …

Benefitfocus Adds Toggle, a Renters Insurance Subscription Product from Farmers

Benefitfocus, a cloud-based benefits platform, has added Toggle, a Farmers company, is to its BenefitsPlace offering. BenefitsPlace allows employers, brokers and medical insurance carriers to offer specialty benefits products from more than 45 brands. The product catalog also gives consumer …