News – Insurance Journal
|Watchdog Report: North Carolina Delayed Spending Federal Hurricane Matthew Funds
Administrative mistakes and a lack of expertise caused delays in North Carolina’s spending of federal funds for Hurricane Matthew recovery, according to a report released Monday from the General Assembly’s government watchdog agency. The non-partisan Program Evaluation Division also found …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 4:58 PM
|Recovery Begins in Missouri’s Capital After Tornado Sweeps Area
A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an outbreak of severe weather across the state overnight that left at least three people dead and dozens injured. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 4:30 PM
|Speedy Reactor Cleanups May Carry Both Risks and Rewards
Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual – eight years instead of 60, in some cases. …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 4:14 PM
|Oklahoma’s Opioid Trial Against Drugmakers J&J, Teva Set to Begin
Gail Box vividly remembers the day in May 2011 when she first learned her 22-year-old son Austin, a University of Oklahoma linebacker, was abusing opioid painkillers: It was the day he died of an overdose. In a few months he …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 4:13 PM
|GuideOne in Iowa Names Pearson Sr. VP, Chief Underwriting Officer
West Des Moines, Iowa-based GuideOne Insurance has appointed Doug Pearson senior vice president and chief underwriting officer. In this role, Pearson is responsible for niche product management, home office underwriting, underwriting compliance and business systems. Pearson brings extensive underwriting and …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 4:00 PM
|CFC Designs New Broker Platform for Its Cyber Insurance Products
Specialist insurer CFC is debuting a new broker platform designed to facilitate the sale of its cyber insurance products to small- and medium-sized businesses. The idea is that London, UK-based company’s cyber insurance platform will enable brokers to instantly access …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 2:49 PM
|Alaska City Votes to Adopt Climate Action Plan
The Anchorage Assembly has adopted a climate action plan setting goals for the Alaska city. Alaska Public Media reported that the city officials voted this week to adopt the 100-page document outlining aims such as reducing carbon emissions by 80 …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 2:03 PM
|Forecasters Say Hawaii May Have Busy Hurricane Season
Hawaii and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year’s hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Wednesday there will be five to eight named tropical cyclones in the region from June 1 through …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 2:00 PM
|Arizona Claim Seeks $45M for Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth
Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state. The precursor to a lawsuit says the woman allegedly was raped repeatedly before giving …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 1:56 PM
|FAA ‘Very Encouraged’ by Talk with World’s Regulators on Grounded Boeing 737
The chief U.S. aviation regulator said he was very encouraged by a one-day discussion with his counterparts from around the world on the steps needed to return Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jetliner to service, including the need for additional …
POSTED MAY 24, 2019 1:23 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