News – Insurance Journal
|NSAIDs Overtake Opioids as Top Workers’ Comp Drug in California
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, have supplanted opioids as the most common therapeutic drug group prescribed to injured workers in California, according to a new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study. The study also finds that payment data show that both dermatological …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 9:18 PM
|Texas Bill Would Protect First Responders’ Work Comp Claims from Illegal Denials
A bill recently filed in the Texas House of Representatives would penalize insurers that illegally deny Texas first responders access to medical treatment for line-of-duty injuries covered under state workers’ compensation laws. According to one of the authors of House …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 5:08 PM
|Wyoming Avalanche Causes Damages, No Injuries
Heavy snowfall caused an avalanche in Wyoming. Snow tumbled onto a highway in northwest Wyoming, damaging one car but not injuring anyone. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says an avalanche occurred around noon Wednesday and sent snow onto U.S. 89 …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 4:17 PM
|Lockheed Martin Sued for Fraud over Washington Nuclear Site
The U.S. Justice Department is accusing Lockheed Martin Corp. of using false records and making false statements to bill the Energy Department for tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized profits and fees at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington. …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 4:14 PM
|Ryan Specialty Group to Acquire Texas’ Myron F. Steves & Co.
Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group LLC has reached an agreement to acquire the assets and operations of Myron F. Steves & Co. (Myron Steves), an independently owned wholesale insurance brokerage headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional offices in Austin, Dallas and …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 3:49 PM
|Washington Business Owner And Mom Charged with Insurance Fraud
Two Yakima County, Wash. residents were charged in Superior Court this week in connection with separate auto insurance fraud claims. The charges followed investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. William Gaethle, of Yakima, was charged with first-degree …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 3:44 PM
|Mudslides Carry Away Homes, Water Rescues Needed in California Storm
Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday. In Sausalito, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 3:35 PM
|Asia-Pacific SMEs Are Over-Confident About Their Cyber Preparedness: Chubb
A significant perception gap exists between the cyber awareness and cyber preparedness at small and medium enterprises in some Asia-Pacific countries, according to a Chubb survey titled “Too Small to Fail?” The Chubb survey of 1,000 SMEs across Singapore, Hong …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 3:32 PM
|State Farm Announces 4.9% Auto Insurance Rate Decrease in Virginia
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company will cut its rates in Virginia for the second time in two years. As a result, its overall personal auto rate will drop by 4.9 percent. The total state-wide expected impact for State Farm …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 2:54 PM
|N.Y. Construction Worker Injured by Steel Plate
Police in Long Island, N.Y., say a construction worker has his legs severed below the knee when a steel plate knocked him into a hole and landed on him. Officials say the unidentified 39-year-old man was working to install a …
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 2:47 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