Archive for May 2009

Save Big on Auto Insurance

May 27th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(The Motley Fool) – If you haven’t chatted up your insurance company lately, it’s time to give your rep a call. You may be due for a discount, whether because of your age, your exemplary behavior, or the type of car you drive. Here’s a peek at the breaks sometimes offered by major carriers. Grab […]

Travelers Establishes The Travelers Institute

May 27th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(BUSINESS WIRE) – The Travelers Companies, Inc. today announced it has established The Travelers Institute as a means of participating in public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute will draw upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior […]

Car Accidents: What You Need to Know About Your Car Insurance

May 26th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

No one chooses to be in an accident. But if you are responsible for one or a victim in one, both ways it is something very hard to cope with. There is a lot of mental and physical stress. In these circumstances, if one also has to go through the insurance formalities too, it takes […]

Quality of Insurance Linked to Cancer Survival: Survey

May 20th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(NBC New York) – Quality of Insurance Linked to Cancer Survival: Survey A new poll conducted by the country’s leading cancer advocacy organization finds that the odds of surviving cancer correlate with whether a patient has health insurance – and the quality of that health insurance. The poll, commissioned by the American Cancer Society, looked […]

Insurance Industry Plays Significant Role in California’s Economy

May 20th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

The insurance industry plays a significant role in California’s economy, employing hundreds of thousands of workers, investing billions of dollars in state and local governments and paying the fourth largest amount in taxes to the state’s General Fund, according to a 2009 report released today by insurers. The report, “The Insurance Industry’s Impact on California’s […]

Insurer shares rise after preliminary OK for funds

May 15th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(Reuters) – Shares of several life insurers, including Hartford Financial (HIG.N) and Lincoln Financial Group (LNC.N), rose on Friday after the companies got a preliminary green light to participate in a U.S. funding program. Hartford and Lincoln announced late on Thursday they could receive $3.4 billion and $2.5 billion, respectively, from a U.S. Treasury Funding […]

State Farm to Cut California Auto Insurance Rates

May 14th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

State Farm’s 3.3 million California auto insurance policyholders will soon see a decrease in their premiums, as the California Department of Insurance approved an 8 percent, $219 million rate cut. The 8 percent rate cut is a statewide average. The actual savings for individual policyholders may be different, depending on a number of rating factors, […]

Common Car Insurance Mistakes

May 13th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(WLTX) – When was the last time you checked out your auto insurance policy? If you can’t remember, it may be a good time to review your policy, because you may notice a mistake. Insurance experts say there are some common mistakes that could cost you in the long run.

Property/Casualty Insurers Show Resiliency In Midst Of Financial Crisis

May 13th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

(Insurancenewsnet) – Property/casualty insurers will emerge from the financial crisis and weakening economy with their resiliency once again proven, Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), told attendees at the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Spring Meeting. In a general session, Dr. Hartwig noted that while the P/C insurance industry will be […]

Progressive Auto Insurance Shares Car Insurance Tips

May 5th, 2009 | Category: Insurance Today

Use these car insurance tips and hints from Progressive to save money and select the right coverage. Plus, Progressive says it will include all available auto insurance discounts when you get a quote. Savvy consumers know it pays to do the legwork and shop around for car insurance. Considering auto insurance prices for a six-month […]