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Are All Insurance Agents the Same?
To get the best deal on insurance, many people consult an insurance agent or broker. But did you know that there are different kinds of insurance agents and brokers and the one you choose can make a big difference in the type of service you get and the choices you're offered?

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2009 1:00 PM
An Independent Approach To Car Insurance
Many consumers are finding they can drive down the cost of car insurance—and the time it takes to select the right policy— by contacting an independent insurance agent or broker.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2009 1:00 PM
Declare Your Independence
Understanding the differences among types of insurance agents can make a big difference to your bottom line. The type of agent you choose will determine the choices you're offered.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2009 1:00 PM
Do you need optional insurance when you're renting a car?
You're standing at the car rental counter waiting to start your vacation when you're asked a tricky question. Do you want to buy damage waivers, also known as car rental insurance? How will you answer?

Safe Driving Tips
Whether you're making a quick trip to the grocery store or heading off on a cross-country road trip, the road can be full of unexpected obstacles. Even if you're a safe driver with a reliable vehicle, you never know when a flat tire or car accident could derail your plans. Leading car insurer Progressive offers these tips to avoid getting stranded.

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2009 11:00 AM
In Tough Times, See Your Insurance Agent
Drivers need to stay insured to protect themselves. But there are ways to save real money on your insurance.

POSTED JANUARY 29, 2010 1:00 PM
An Easy Answer to Pain at the Pump
Drivers need to stay insured to protect themselves. But there are ways to save real money on your insurance.

POSTED MARCH 28, 2010 1:00 PM
Save Money on Car Insurance
In addition to shopping around, there are other steps you can take to lower your insurance rate.

POSTED APRIL 30, 2010 1:00 PM
Shop Smart For Insurance with a Local Agent
When you're tackling something unfamiliar—booking a trip, doing your taxes—and you want to make sure it's done right, you hire a professional. The same is true with car insurance.

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2010 1:00 PM
Get the Insurance Discounts You Deserve
One in five drivers aren't taking advantage of all the car insurance discounts available to them, according to a survey by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. To make sure you're getting the savings you deserve, ask your independent agent for a policy review.

How to choose: captive vs. independent insurance agents
There are different kinds of insurance agents and brokers. The one you choose can make a big difference in the type of service you get and the choices you're offered.

POSTED JULY 14, 2011 1:00 PM
Five questions that can save you money on car insurance
Asking your local independent agent the right questions can mean big savings on car insurance. Leading car insurer Progressive recommends asking these questions.

POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2012 8:00 AM


Talking insurance coverage without rocking the boat
Before your clients pull their boats out of the harbor, agents should be sure their insurance policies are ship shape.

POSTED MAY 29, 2017 7:00 AM
Effective safety training: Are your employees practicing their mistakes?
Effective safety training can reduce workplace injuries and keep workers safe.

POSTED MAY 29, 2017 6:15 AM
Draft legislation to overhaul National Flood Insurance Program released
Democrats and Republicans have found common ground on plans to give private insurers greater access to the $5 billion flood insurance program.

POSTED MAY 26, 2017 12:36 PM
No two insurance claims are alike
Is it possible to standardize claim adjustment procedures?

POSTED MAY 26, 2017 7:00 AM
No insurance coverage for largest credit union failure in U.S. history
In a recent case, insurance coverage for employee fraud depended on what the board of directors knew and when. Read what the court ruled and why.

POSTED MAY 26, 2017 6:15 AM
5 strategies to reduce property vandalism
Simple steps can make a property less enticing to vandals.

POSTED MAY 26, 2017 12:01 AM
Atlantic hurricane season may bring more storms than normal, according to NOAA
There's a potential for a lot of Atlantic storm activity this year. We can't stop hurricanes but we can prepare for them.

POSTED MAY 25, 2017 1:36 PM
Rising seas may wipe out Jersey towns
Few parts of the U.S. are as exposed to the threats from climate change as Ocean County, New Jersey.

POSTED MAY 25, 2017 12:50 PM
Homeowners' insurance, liability issues and 'dangerous' dogs
The larger the dog, the more damage it can inflict. But are certain breeds inherently more dangerous than others?

POSTED MAY 25, 2017 12:45 PM
Insuring autonomous vehicles
Insurers are grappling with what kind of insurance will be required for self-driving cars.

POSTED MAY 25, 2017 7:00 AM
10 things your clients need to know about dust storms and ‘haboobs’
Sand storms don't just happen in the Sahara Desert. They can be a byproduct of severe thunderstorms anywhere. Here's what you and your clients need to know.

POSTED MAY 25, 2017 12:01 AM
Millennials: The riskiest generation of drivers? [infographic]
TransUnion’s study finds millennials pose greater insurance risk than previous generations at the same age, but they may be worth it as customers in the long run.

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:40 PM
Insurance doesn't cover restaurant's refusal to serve customer with service dog
A federal court ruled that an insurance company didn't have to defend a restaurant that was sued for allegedly refusing to serve a person with a service dog.

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 6:15 AM
Colorado hailstorm on pace to be most expensive in state history
The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association is estimating the preliminary insurance losses for the hailstorm at approximately $1.4 billion.

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 5:45 AM
Target agrees to pay $18.5 million to end data-breach probes
Target agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle investigations by dozens of states over a 2013 hack of its database in which the personal information of millions of customers was stolen.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:18 PM
Autonomous vehicles & California's Prop 103
Autonomous vehicles’ promise of no brake pedals, no steering wheel and virtually no human error has insurance leaders questioning whether Prop 103’s days are numbered.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:00 AM
Lawyer fails to compel insurer to retroactvely provide malpractice coverage
An appellate court in New Jersey has ruled that a lawyer could not compel an insurance company to retroactively provide professional liability coverage to him.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:45 AM
Millennials: Reaching a new generation of employees and customers
Technology, speed and loyalty matter to millennials.

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:30 AM
A motorcycle is stolen somewhere in the U.S. every 11 minutes
A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in the U.S. in 2016, compared with 45,555 reported stolen in 2015 — an increase of 2 percent.

POSTED MAY 22, 2017 6:15 AM

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