News – Insurance Journal
|Oregon’s New Insurance Emergency Orders Released for COVID-19
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has issued emergency orders related to COVID-19 for insurance companies providing property/casualty, long-term care, and life and disability insurance. The orders require insurance companies providing these policies to do the following: Provide …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 6:38 PM
|State Fund in California Accepting Applications for $50M Return to Work Fund
State Compensation Insurance Fund in California has started accepting applications for its $50 million Returning California to Work COVID-19 Safety Protocol Fund. The fund will help State Fund policyholders implement new safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 5:08 PM
|Stay-At-Home Order Extended to June 1 in Mississippi
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that he’s adding another week to his statewide “safer at home” order because of the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s also easing restrictions on water parks and other outdoor sports and leisure venues. The home …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 4:53 PM
|North Carolina Tyson Foods Poultry Plant Reports 570 COVID-19 Cases
Meat producer Tyson Foods is reporting 570 cases of COVID-19 at a poultry processing complex in North Carolina. Tyson said in a news release that it tested more than 2,000 staff members and contractors who work at its facility in …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 4:42 PM
|Mississippi Church Suing Over Virus Restrictions Burns Down; Arson Suspected
A church in Mississippi was destroyed by a suspected arson fire, about a month after its pastor filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Holly Springs on gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak. First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi, …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 4:39 PM
|Texas DOI Takes Over More Windstorm Compliance Certifications on June 1
The Texas Department of Insurance will soon be taking on additional responsibility for issuing Certificates of Compliance for coverage from the state’s insurer of last resort for wind and hail for properties in areas along the Gulf Coast. Effective June …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 4:14 PM
|DeBuys Joins Valent Group’s Employee Benefits Practice in Alabama
Valent Group, the risk consulting and insurance division of EBSCO Industries (EBSCO), has hired former attorney and business owner Billy DeBuys as vice president in its Employee Benefits practice. DeBuys comes to Valent Group after serving as a workers’ compensation …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 4:09 PM
|Houston International Insurance Group Appoints Robinson as CEO
Andrew Robinson has been named chief executive officer at Houston International Insurance Group Ltd. (HIIG). Robinson takes over from HIIG’s founder and outgoing CEO, Stephen L. Way, who has resigned as chairman of the board but will continue to serve …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 3:57 PM
|SCOR CEO Takes 30% Bonus Cut; 2019 Dividend Scrapped on COVID-19 Crisis
French reinsurer SCOR announced that its Chairman & CEO Denis Kessler will receive 30% less in his annual variable compensation for 2019, which is equal to €325,260 (US$354,333). In addition, the company has decided to cancel its 2019 dividend. Kessler’s …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 3:53 PM
|North Texas Region Pummeled by Large Hail, Tornadoes
Storms carrying large hail and damaging winds, including tornadoes, caused severe damage to parts of North Texas, officials said on May 23. The town of Bowie, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, was hit hard by one …
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 3:49 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