News – Insurance Journal
|Montana Nursing Home Lawsuit Adding More Claims
A lawsuit against a long-term care facility in Whitefish, Mont., has been amended to add claims that it was part of a multi-state network of facilities that enriched corporate owners while residents received negligent care. The lawsuit was initially filed …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 3:54 PM
|New Mexico Cracking Down on Drunken Drivers
New Mexico authorities will be cracking down on drunken drivers throughout the month of December. State police issued the warning this week, saying sobriety checkpoints will be set up around the state. Officers also will be asking for driver’s licenses, …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 3:50 PM
|Minor Earthquake Reported in Massachusetts
A minor earthquake was registered Sunday in Massachusetts in roughly the same area where a more significant one struck earlier this month, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The agency’s National Earthquake Information Center reported a magnitude 2.0 earthquake about five …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 2:57 PM
|Maryland’s Westminster American Insurance Company Hires Whelan
Westminster American Insurance Company (WAIC) has hired David Whelan as vice president of underwriting. In this new role, Whelan brings 31 years of commercial lines experience to the team. He joins WAIC from GNY Insurance Companies, where he was a …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 2:47 PM
|HGTV’s ‘Property Brothers’ Sign With American Family Insurance as Spokesmen
American Family Insurance has chosen home renovation duo Drew and Jonathan Scott, the twin stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” as the company’s newest brand ambassadors. The Scott brothers and American Family “share a passion for the places we call home. …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 2:43 PM
|Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Pennsylvania’s JP Warner Associates
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Wayne, Penn.-based JP Warner Associates Inc., doing business as Warner Benefits. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1997, JP Warner Associates is a traditional employee benefits consultant with offices in …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 2:35 PM
|Trials Delayed, Cases Pile Up as Too Few Jurors Volunteer Amid Coronavirus
Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 2:15 PM
|Independent Film Productions Shut Down as Virus Insurance Is Hard to Find
For independent filmmakers, the Covid-19 pandemic has added a new hurdle to the already challenging task of lining up financing: finding insurance to cover virus-related interruptions. Lenders are demanding it, and it’s tough to get. So tough, in fact, that …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 1:49 PM
|Aviva in Talks to Sell Units in France, Poland and Italy, CEO Confirms
Aviva Plc Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc confirmed the company was in talks to sell units in France, Poland and Italy as part of her overhaul of the insurance giant. The company is still in the “early stages for considering …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 1:05 PM
|Latest Tesla Safety Probe Involves 115,000 Vehicles Over Front Suspension
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday said it had opened a formal investigation into around 115,0000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue. The auto safety regulator said it was opening a preliminary evaluation into …
POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2020 1:05 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