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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


Keys to identifying hail damage to HVAC condenser coils
Spring weather patterns can wreak havoc on HVAC condensers

POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 8:00 AM
Zumba instructor's homeowners' policy didn't cover injuries suffered during a class
The Arizona Appellate Court ruled that the activity at the local fitness club was a 'trade, profession or occupation' within the meaning of the homeowners' insurance policy business exclusion.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 6:00 AM
How construction cons steal workers’ comp premiums: It's a shell game
Shell schemes in construction to avoid workers' comp premiums and taxes have risen to new levels of scope and sophistication in the last 10 years.

POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 12:01 AM
Hurricane Matthew breaks records, Aon report shows
Hurricane Matthew made landfall over 6 months ago, but the insurance industry is still reeling from its numerous record-breaking effects.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 1:40 PM
GM rejected by Supreme Court, left to face ignition claims
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for potentially billions of dollars in legal claims against General Motors Co. over a deadly ignition-switch defect, turning away the company’s appeal in a clash connected to its 2009 bankruptcy sale.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 12:18 PM
FEMA to pay 90 percent of costs to repair damage to Holland Tunnel caused by Sandy
FEMA has awarded $229,627,041.30 in new federal funding to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to make repairs to 22 sites on the Holland Tunnel damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2017 6:00 AM
Best eco-friendly cars for Earth Day 2017
Do you know which models are most recommended for your environmenally conscious auto insurance clients?

POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 6:30 AM
Was a letter saying ‘notify your professional liability carrier’ a claim?
Does merely receiving a letter notifying you of a potential claim mean you should contact your malpractice carrier?

POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 6:15 AM
The ethics of ingenuity
Over the last five decades, major changes in the way property, casualty and marine claims are investigated have undergone many developments.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2017 5:30 AM
Record tornado damage shows rising cost of climate for Travelers
There were more than 400 tornadoes in the first quarter in the U.S., quadruple the three-year average, according to National Weather Service data.

POSTED APRIL 20, 2017 1:27 PM
NFIP challenges & reform options from the American Academy of Actuaries
Congress will need to consider many complex and highly technical issues as it debates reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program which expires September 2017.

POSTED APRIL 20, 2017 6:30 AM
Insuring against design failures and professional risks
Every risk requires due diligence to mitigate the consequences of a catastrophic failure.

POSTED APRIL 20, 2017 6:00 AM
6 factors impacting identity theft risks
A new risk assessment tool analyzes the identity threat landscape.

POSTED APRIL 20, 2017 12:01 AM
When are leaking pipes and water loss covered commercial claims?
Water leaks are often in pipes buried underground , and you may only find them when you see the exorbitant water bill. Is any of that loss or the bill a covered claim?

POSTED APRIL 19, 2017 11:30 AM
CRM’s flexibility has a price
The insurance industry requires applications designed to solve business issues that insurance organizations uniquely face each day.

POSTED APRIL 19, 2017 6:00 AM
Zillow learns timing is key to infringement claim coverage
How quickly you let your insurance company know about a potential claim can have a significant impact on coverage, as Zillow found out recently.

POSTED APRIL 18, 2017 7:00 AM
Texas insurance commissioner dies at 60
David Mattax was appointed to serve as the Texas commissioner in January 2015.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2017 12:17 PM
New tool evaluates climate risk for insurers
Actuaries are providing insurers with some new ways to look at weather risks

POSTED APRIL 17, 2017 8:00 AM
Interest in travel insurance terrorism coverage on the rise
Over the past three years, the number of travel insurance policies purchased with terrorism coverage has nearly quadrupled, according to sales data from a travel insurance comparison site.

POSTED APRIL 17, 2017 6:30 AM

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