News – Insurance Journal
|45 Mississippi Counties Declared Primary Agriculture Disaster Areas Due to Weather
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named 45 Mississippi counties primary natural disaster areas because of freezing, flooding, flash flooding and excessive rain. Producers who had losses from those causes since Jan. 15 may be eligible for Farm Service Agency …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 4:56 PM
|Austin Association of Insurance Professionals Supports Schools
The Austin Association of Insurance Professionals made their annual donation of school supplies to Wooten Elementary in August. School supply delivery was handled by AAIP 2019 President Lindsey Burton on Aug. 2. In addition to the supplies donated by members, …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:35 PM
|Twister in Iowa Had Winds of 150 MPH, Weather Service Reports
The National Weather Service says the tornado that damaged or destroyed several buildings in rural Warren County was rated at EF3, with peak winds of 150 mph. It touched down near Lacona a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday and ran …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:28 PM
|678 Citations in 1st Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law
Minnesota Department of Public Safety officials say officers cited 678 drivers across the state during the first week of the new hands-free cellphone law. The Star Tribune reports that officers handed out 286 citations in Hennepin County, or about 40 …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:25 PM
|Fire Station in Texas Latest Recovery From Hurricane Ike
Galveston, Texas has a new main fire station as recovery continues since Hurricane Ike swamped parts of the city in 2008. The Galveston County Daily News reports the $9.6 million Fire Station No. 1 was one of the last large …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:24 PM
|Union Pacific Worker In Texas Dies, Pinned Between Tankers
Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn’t immediately …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:22 PM
|Japan’s Tepco to Propose Decommissioning 5 Nuclear Reactors: Media
Tokyo Electric Power will submit to a municipal official on Monday a plan regarding the decommissioning of five reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear station, the world’s biggest atomic plant, Jiji Press said. Japan suffered its worst energy crisis since the …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:20 PM
|California Utility Wants Help Paying Wildfire Victims
A troubled California utility company is asking the state Legislature to let it borrow money without paying taxes so it can compensate victims of a devastating wildfire caused by its equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric is facing up to $30 …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:09 PM
|Fake Claims, Price Gouging, Bogus Contractors: How Fraudsters Steal Disaster Aid
As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid flowing into the stricken …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:01 PM
|Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities Decline
The four-year upward trend in motor vehicle deaths that began in 2015 is ebbing, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2019 dropping 3% compared to the same six-month period in 2018. Preliminary estimates from the …
POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 1:57 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