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Business News: Progressive, Hiscox, Berkley Aspire

Progressive Announces New Flo Chatbot Progressive Insurance announced a new Flo Chatbot experience on Facebook Messenger. The tool, enhanced by artificial intelligence and quoting technology, is now available for all Messenger users via Flo, the Progressive Girl’s Facebook page. The …

Majority of Drivers Say Distracted Driving Should Be Illegal, Yet Still Do it

A new Progressive Insurance study shows about one third of drivers feel confident in their own ability to text and drive, yet the majority believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents and more than 90 percent say …

Business News: Progressive, MEMIC, Flood Risk America

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies plans to fill more than 1,300 roles by the end of 2016. They include IT and analyst roles, as well as customer care and claims roles across the country. Progressive intends to continue hiring …

Recognizing Diversity Key to Tapping Future Talent

While the idea of diversity in the workplace isn’t new, the insurance industry is known for lagging when it comes to change. “Quite frankly, I’ve been involved in the industry for quite a number of years. In the last one, …

Engaging Job Applicants in a Multi-Generational Talent Pool

As a shift in workplace demographics takes hold within the insurance industry, new employment recruitment strategies are being embraced. In the past, jobs were obtained either through word of mouth or by answering a classified ad in the newspaper. These …

Progressive Claims Data Reveals Spike in Thanksgiving Week Wrecks

Thanksgiving is recognized as one of the most heavily traveled holidays, with festivities both before and after the turkey is carved. As families prepare to hit the road this Thanksgiving week, new data from Progressive Insurance offers drivers a leg …

July Most Dangerous Month for Motorcycle Crashes According to Progressive Claims Data

The summer travel season is peak time for passionate motorcycle riders and after a brutal winter, they’re anxious to make the most of every mile. If fact, more motorcycle riders are hitting the road than ever before with new motorcycle …

Hard Braking Most Likely Predictor of Future Crashes: Progressive

How long does it really take for your car to come to a complete stop? While the technical answer lies in the laws of physics – to do it safely, that’s a whole other ball game. Progressive Insurance analyzed more …

Progressive Plans to Charge Risky Snapshot Drivers More

Progressive Corp., the fourth-largest U.S. auto insurer, said it will begin increasing rates for some risky customers who participate in a program that allows the company to electronically monitor driving habits. The decision to lift premiums is a shift for …

Longtime Progressive CEO Peter Lewis Dies at 80

Progressive Insurance chairman and longtime chief executive Peter Lewis has died. He was 80. Philanthropic adviser Jennifer Frutchy says the billionaire supporter of medical marijuana legalization died Saturday at his home in Florida. Lewis became CEO of Progressive Corp. at …