News – Insurance Journal
|Meatpacking Plants Linked to Up to 8% of Early U.S. COVID Cases
As many as one in 12 cases of Covid-19 in the early stage of the pandemic in the U.S. can be tied to outbreaks at meatpacking plants and subsequent spread in surrounding communities, according to a study. The findings highlight …
POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2020 6:00 AM
|Nevada Supreme Court Rules Undocumented Injured Worker Can Get Benefits
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that an undocumented worker is entitled to permanent disability. The court ruled on Nov. 23 that an undocumented worker suffering trauma due to a workplace accident is entitled to permanent total disability, despite a …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 9:03 PM
|California OKs Workers’ Comp Advisory Rates, No Virus Adjustment for Now
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has adopted and issued a revised average advisory pure premium rate, lowering the benchmark to $1.45 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance, effective Jan. 1, 2021. This marks the tenth consecutive reduction to …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 7:11 PM
|Louisiana School Superintendents Seeking Looser Quarantine Rules
Leaders of several Louisiana public school systems have called on state officials to relax coronavirus quarantine rules that have sent thousands of students home from school because they have been in close proximity to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 5:31 PM
|Texas Proposes Changes to Agent, Adjuster CE Requirements
Texas is proposing changes to continuing education (CE) requirements for agents and adjusters, and is seeking comments on the proposals. Among the CE changes proposed by the Texas Department of Insurance are: An expanded list of approved course topics. Allowing …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 5:25 PM
|Next Virus Shutdown May Cost Washington Restaurants $800M
A four-week shutdown on indoor service at restaurants and bars prompted by an alarming statewide spike in COVID-19 cases is expected to cost the industry some $800 million, a representative said Monday. Anthony Anton, chief executive of the Washington Hospitality …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 3:20 PM
|AIA Cuts Coal Investments as Scrutiny Grows on Financial Firms’ Carbon Assets
AIA Group Ltd. said it’s paring coal-related investment as financial firms globally face pressure to reduce their carbon assets. The Hong Kong-based insurer said it decided to end all direct equity investments in coal mining and coal-fired power producers earlier …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 3:18 PM
|PrimeOne Insurance Co. in Utah Has Ratings Outlooks Revised to Stable
AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” of PrimeOne Insurance Co. in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Credit Ratings reflect …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 3:15 PM
|California Regulator Raising Concern with PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Measures
The California Public Utilities Commission has raised concerns over certain deficiencies that it says could affect PG&E Corp.’s ability to provide safe and reliable service, the power provider disclosed in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. The regulator, in a letter …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 3:11 PM
|Established Insurers Could See Market Share Squeezed by Fintechs, EU Says
Established insurers will face a squeeze on profits and market share as new financial technology companies muscle in on the industry, a senior European Union official said on Wednesday. More fintech firms are expected to offer insurance, helped by the …
POSTED NOVEMBER 25, 2020 2:56 PM
Progressive Agent Articles - Insurance Basics
|Auto Insurance Made Easy
Understanding insurance can often be like trying to learn a foreign language. Many find it confusing and intimidating. Fortunately, there's help. Here is a quick reference designed to help you understand some of the most common kinds of coverages. The reference was put together by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies.
POSTED JANUARY 14, 2009 1:00 PM
|Fact or Fiction: Uncovering Auto Insurance Myths
Like a teenager eager to try a new video game, playing before reading the rules, many drivers buy insurance without really understanding what they're buying. In the rush to feel “covered,” they can skip the details. That can lead to frustration. Following are five insurance myths heard by some of the more than 13,000 claims people at Progressive, one of the country’s largest auto insurance companies.
POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2009 1:00 PM
|Putting Insurance Companies to Work for You
Car insurance may be one of the last things that comes to mind when you think about saving time, but the insurance company you choose can actually have a big impact on your time should trouble strike.
POSTED MAY 06, 2009 1:00 PM
|Car Insurance Myths Debunked
Do red cars really cost more to insure? Is Comprehensive coverage really comprehensive? Should you and your neighbor be paying the same amount for car insurance? Leading car insurer Progressive debunks a few of the more widely held myths.
POSTED AUGUST 27, 2009 1:00 PM
|Six Steps To Take If You're In An Accident
Car accidents can wreak havoc on an otherwise peaceful day. Even if they’re minor, they can often create confusion. You might ask yourself, how should I react? What should I do? Leading car insurer Progressive offers these simple steps to follow after an accident.
POSTED NOVEMBER 05, 2009 1:00 PM
|Used Car Buying Tips
Before you buy a used vehicle, here are a few tips from leading car insurer Progressive to make sure you're getting your money's worth.
POSTED JANUARY 04, 2010 1:00 PM
|Cutting New-Car Costs
To help consumers control car costs—from sticker price to insurance premiums—The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies offers these tips.
POSTED MARCH 15, 2010 1:00 PM
|Four Questions To Get The Right Auto Insurance
Having the right type of policy can help ensure that you, your employees and your business are all protected in the unfortunate event that one of your vehicles is involved in an accident.
POSTED MAY 17, 2010 1:00 PM
|Take Action to Avoid Driving Distractions
It may seem harmless to answer a quick call, grab a bite to eat or let your dog ride in your lap when you're behind the wheel. But in 2008, accidents caused by distracted drivers injured about 515,000 people. It takes two hands, a sharp eye, and your full attention to safely drive your car. Anything that keeps you from doing so means you're driving while distracted, or "DWD."
POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2010 1:00 PM
|Smart Tips for Insurance Shoppers
When buying a car, there's more to consider than the make and model. Price, size, gas mileage—even the way it feels behind the wheel—affect your decision. You also should weigh your options when buying auto insurance. With many brands and features and price ranges out there, it pays to do your homework.
POSTED JANUARY 31, 2011