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Washington Commissioner Fines GEICO $30K for Raising Premiums on People Who Froze Credit Scores

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in February totaling $49,200 against insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations. The biggest fine was $30,000 against GEICO for not properly notifying consumers whose premiums it raised because they …

Progressive is the Latest to Comply with New York Auto Insurance Rate Regulation

A fourth major auto insurance company in New York has reached a compliance agreement with the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) regarding DFS’ final regulation against discriminatory auto insurance rates. Progressive has informed Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. …

GEICO to Comply with New York Reg Banning Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates

A third major automobile insurance company in the New York market has reached agreement with the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) in compliance with the department’s final regulation prohibiting insurers from using an individual’s occupational status and/or educational …

GEICO Names McKenzie VP of Southeast Regional Operations

The GEICO board of directors has named Gary McKenzie regional vice president of the company’s Macon, Ga., Southeast operations, which manages policies for customers in seven states. He previously served as assistant vice president of underwriting at GEICO’s Fredericksburg, Va., …

Geico Adding Nearly 1,500 Jobs in Carmel, Indiana

Insurance giant Geico says it will expand its operations in Carmel, Indiana, creating close to 1,500 jobs within five years. The Washington, D.C.-based company will invest more than $16 million to add an additional 104,000 square feet to its existing …

Mississippi Woman Arrested Over Attempt to Defraud Geico

A Mississippi woman accused of attempting to defraud an insurance company out of thousands of dollars has been arrested. News outlets report 30-year-old Kyomi M. Fulton, of Fayette, was arrested Oct. 11 and charged with one count of insurance fraud …

Tackling Houston’s Flood-Damaged Cars Takes an Army of Tow Trucks

How do you remove hundreds of thousands of damaged cars from a massive city still mired in water and muck? Tow-truck driver Alex Toll will tell you: one vehicle at a time. Toll is part of an army of more …

Insurance Adjusters Mobilized to Deal with Harvey Cat Losses

Teams of insurance adjusters were mobilized Friday in Texas cities closest to Hurricane Harvey’s expected path of destruction. Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane. According to AIR Worldwide, “the eye of the storm crossed …

Insurers Increasingly Embrace Robots over Humans for Customer Service

Frustrated with automated answering machines before you finally get to speak with a customer service representative? When it comes to insurance, you’ll just as likely end up dealing with a robot as a human within three years, according to a …

Rideshare Drivers Take ‘Huge Risk’ with Personal Auto Coverage: GEICO

You are a driver for a transportation network company and then the unfortunate happens. Someone sideswipes your vehicle. In the chaotic moments after the accident, a question about your personal auto insurance coverage arises. Are you fully covered for ridesharing? …