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Mass. Appeals Court Rules Medical Device Manufacturer Illegally Fired Employee
A Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Dielectrics, a Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer, illegally fired Ileana Bermudez after she collected workers’ compensation benefits and filed a lawsuit against the company. The case, Ileana Bermudez vs. Dielectrics, Inc., came about after …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:44 AM
S.C. Department of Insurance Director Farmer Named President-Elect at NAIC
South Carolina Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer was elected to the position of president-elect at the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) Fall National Meeting on November 18. Previously, Farmer served as secretary-treasurer and vice president at the NAIC. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:25 AM
UK Companies’ Role in Alleged Danske Money Laundering a ‘Disgrace’: Whistleblower
British company structures which hide the identity of their beneficiaries are a “disgrace,” the whistleblower who brought to light an alleged 200 billion euro ($228 billion) money laundering scandal involving Danske Bank said. Howard Wilkinson, who headed Danske Bank’s Baltics …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:17 AM
Family of Girl Electrocuted at MGM Resort in Maryland Plans to Sue
The family of a then-6-year-old girl who was electrocuted at the MGM National Harbor resort just outside Washington plans to sue. News outlets obtained a copy of a forthcoming lawsuit from the family of Zynae Green, who turned 7 Sunday …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:15 AM
U.S. Senate Committee Holding Hearing on Massachusetts Natural Gas Incident
U.S. senators are holding a hearing in Lawrence, Mass., to review the response to the September natural gas explosions that rocked Merrimack Valley communities. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold its oversight hearing at the South …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:09 AM
One Man Killed, Another Injured in North Georgia Plane Crash
A plane crash in north Georgia left one man dead and another injured. Gainesville police say 68-year-old Robert Carlisle Alberhasky of Cumming, who was believed to have been the pilot of the small plane, was killed in the Saturday night …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 11:03 AM
A.M. Best Discusses What’s Ahead for UK Insurers as Brexit Deadline Looms
When the UK withdraws from the EU, and at the end of any transition period, passporting rights that currently exist between the UK and countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) are expected to cease, said A.M. Best in a …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 10:16 AM
Aon Taps Jones from Guy Carpenter as Exec. Chairman, Asia Reinsurance Solutions
Aon plc has appointed Richard Jones as executive chairman of its Reinsurance Solutions business in Asia. Jones will be responsible for business development and supporting clients across the Asia region. Based in Singapore, Jones will join Aon in May 2019 …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 8:41 AM
UK Companies Prepare for Disorderly Brexit and Supply Chain Disruptions
British companies selling everything from washing machines to flights, food and mortgages plan to spend tens of millions of pounds in case the political brinkmanship gripping the country leads to a disorderly Brexit. With barely four months until the world’s …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 8:30 AM
JLT Re’s Chairman Howard Named Vice Chairman of Guy Carpenter
Guy Carpenter & Co., the global risk and reinsurance specialist and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos. (MMC), announced a new leadership appointment from Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT). Effective upon closing of the transaction between …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 8:14 AM

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.


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