Consumer Federation of America News

Lockdowns Cut Driving and Crashes, Bring Insurance Discounts

DETROIT — Interstates and city streets are empty and cars are quarantined in their owners’ garages, so consumer advocates argue that it only makes sense for auto insurance rates to reflect that. In the states of Washington and New York, …

Consumer Groups Want Premium Offsets as Virus Shutdowns Reduce Miles Driven

The shutdown of workplaces and gathering spots around the country to slow the spread of coronavirus may lead to a sharp reduction in auto insurance claims. Two consumer groups want to make sure that insurance carriers don’t enjoy any windfall. …

ATV Deaths Decline, Injuries Remain High

According to data released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, child deaths decreased slightly in 2012, while serious injuries caused by all-terrain vehicles to ATV riders of all ages appear to have increased slightly in 2012. Tragically, at least 54 …

Consumer Group Publishes ‘Insiders’ Advice’ on Filing Auto Claims

The Consumer Federation of America, a Washington, D.C.-based group whose insurance division is directed by consumer advocate J. Robert Hunter, recently published a guide with “insiders’ advice” on filing a successful auto insurance claim, collecting a fair settlement, and dealing …