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Insurers Say California’s Inaction Threatens Auto Policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top U.S. insurance companies and associations say California is risking a crisis in the nation’s largest automobile insurance market by refusing to approve any rate increases for more than two years, since the start of the …

The Mileage on Your Car Matters, But Not Always the Way You Think

On Jan. 5, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with just 780 miles on its odometer sold on the online auction site Bring a Trailer for $1.9 million. The astounding sum set a world record for the sale of this kind …

Wisc. Supreme Court Limits Bodily Injury Coverage to Insured Persons

An auto insurer is not required to pay underinsured motorist benefits to the son of man who was killed in an auto crash because the father was not insured by its policy, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in an …

Ore. Supreme Ct. Voids State Farm ‘Anti-Stacking’ Uninsured Motorist Policy Limit

A provision in State Farm auto policies that limits payouts for uninsured motorist claims to the maximum amount allowed by a single policy cannot be enforced because it does not comply with state law, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled on …

Michigan Car Crash Victims Could Lose Care Under New Rules

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Courtnie Bush, 16, was never supposed to wake up again, much less smile, stand and walk after she was in a car crash in December. Her mom Jenna said what Courtnie accomplished since then is nothing …

How’s Your Driving? If You Use an App Insurers Could Be Watching

Apps that let you book a ride to work or borrow a car for your next vacation are feeding into a revolution in auto insurance — while also raising some privacy red flags. Data on everything from how frequently a …

State Farm Announces Auto Insurance Rate Cut for Louisiana Customers

Louisiana’s largest auto insurer will cut its rates starting in April by an average of 3.2 percent for its roughly 1 million Louisiana policyholders. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced the rate decrease for State Farm on Thursday. It’s the company’s …

Extreme Market Changes Expected From Autonomous Cars

Though it’s estimated that by 2025 auto insurance premiums will drop by $25 billion as a result of the adoption of driverless cars, the insurance market is expected to recover through new lines of coverage, according to a report by …

Consumers Increasingly Favor Digital Methods to Complete Key Insurance Tasks

A new survey from the Insurance Research Council (IRC) finds that while phone calls remain the most common method consumers use to manage their auto insurance, many consumers are eager to use digital methods to accomplish the same tasks. Sixty-nine …

J.D. Power: Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction Reaches Record High

Improvements in digital interactions, billings/payment, policy offerings drive increase in customer auto insurance satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Auto Insurance Study. The study found that insurers are beginning to get the customer interaction formula right, offering a …