All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Insurance’

Flood Insurance: Is Congress Doing Enough To Fight Rising Costs?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency rolled out new flood maps to show which Americans live in areas more prone to flooding and therefore require flood insurance coverage. The map sent flood insurance rates through the roof in certain locations. Jack Crook and his wife are having to cope with their insurance costs jumping from $350 per year to $1,800 per …

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Travel Insurance: Do You Need It?

Traveling can be expensive and most people do not want to add unnecessary expenses to their budget. Travel insurance is one of those things that you know you should buy but aren’t really sure if it’s worth the money. It’s also one of those things that you wish you had when you need it. If you are trying to decide …

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Auto Insurance Rates Rose 2.5% Last Year

With the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) constantly under debate in congress and throughout the country, the focus of the insurance industry in recent years has been healthcare. While the healthcare industry braced for massive changes, however, the auto insurance and homeowners insurance segments continued apace, complete with annual increases in costs. Market research firm Perr …

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Car Insurance Premiums: 67% Increase for One Claim?

The internets are abuzz about car insurance rates rising by a national average of 38% after just one claim, but consider this before you begin bargaining with your tree shade mechanic about replacing your car’s entire backside. The uproar was caused by a recent report by, where the title “Making One Auto Insurance Claim Can Increase Your Rate By …

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Obamacare Website: Will It Be Ready By Saturday For A Surge In Use?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) website has been nothing but troublesome since its launch October 1st for those trying to gain access to affordable health insurance. The problems were many, from the site being completely shut down, to freezing and taking an extremely long time to access applications and other information. When the Obama Administration hired Jeffrey Zients to fix …

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Obamacare Fines: Not Prohibitive for Some

WIth less than a week to go before Americans can start signing up for and buying health insurance through exchanges provided by the controversial Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are seeking to understand the penalties that will be levied on those who opt to go without insurance. The enrollment period opens up October 1 and continues through the end of …

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Home Insurance: The Hartford Extends AARP Program

In a press-release earlier today, The Hartford announced plans to extend its agreement with AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) to offer home and auto insurance to its memebers for 3 more years: “For many years, The Hartford has provided valuable auto and home insurance products and exceptional customer service to our members. We are pleased to announce …

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Healthcare Law, Is Everyone Ready For It?

It’s rapidly approaching. That time when laws within the United States force a change in the healthcare payment structure. Are we all ready for it? What were the steps that led to this change? President Obama shared his reasoning behind promoting an overhaul of the United States healthcare system. In a speech presented to the American Medical Association President Obama …

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Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France

Google has expanded its car insurance rate comparison tool in France at its domain. The feature was spotted by blogger Quentin Ducreux Lerebours at Rude Baguette. He writes: For now, users can get price comparisons for only 7 companies : 4assur, AllSecur (Allianz), Acomme Assure, Aloa Assurances (Covéa), Active Assurances et SOS Malus. On the website, a link offers …

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Driver With Suspended License And No Insurance Kills Motorcyclist And Leaves Scene

I’d like to honor Mr. Robert Wilson, a sixty-four year old father who was driving his blue Suzuki motorcycle on the northbound Capital City Freeway near El Camino Avenue around 10 p.m. on October 24th and was needlessly killed by a driver who thought texting was more important than paying attention to the road. Even worse, Sequoia Monay Jones, the …

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Google Ventures Invests In Weather Insurance Start-Up

Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures have invested $42 million in a weather insurance start-up founded by former Google employees, called WeathrBill.

WeatherBill’s technology platform compiles large amounts of weather data from a variety of sources, then sells insurance based on statistical analysis.

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A Funny and Interesting Look Into iPhone Insurance Claims

‘I dropped it from a hot air balloon’ and ‘my dog mistook it for his favourite toy and chewed it to bits’ are among the bizarre insurance claims made for lost and damaged iPhones over the last 12 months, it emerged yesterday.

Other unusual claims include ‘I lost it while skydiving’, ‘I dropped it in a blender’ and ‘It fell into the kettle’.

The weird and wonderful claims came to light in a study by gadget insurers

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