Insurance Blog

Friday, December 23, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

I don’t know about you but when I hear the phrase “Just in time for Christmas,” I keep one hand on my wallet. This year, it might be a good idea to keep one eye on your homeowners insurance as well. According to the global insurance brokerage firm Marsh, nearly half (48 percent) of all home insurance

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Friday, December 16, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

I was recently blowing my top at a particularly boneheaded move by a gadget-addled motorist in front of me when a friend who was riding shotgun whispered, “Don’t forget, they’re more important than you are.” Her remark brought a laugh and punctured my anger, but it also managed to hit, head-on as it were, the core

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Could the information you post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media come back to haunt you in the form of higher insurance rates? Absolutely, according to a new study by Celent. In fact, the Boston-based research group predicts that within three years, social media will be integrated into underwriting practices for various types

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Friday, December 9, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Ah, Christmastime, the season of good will, brotherhood and giving! Unfortunately, it’s also the season for taking by the Grinches out there busily eyeing those brightly-papered packages on your backseat or beneath your tree. A new national survey by Trusted Choice, aka the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America or “Big I,” finds that 44 percent

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Friday, December 2, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Some Allstate home insurance customers are being shown the door by the “Good Hands” people for refusing to bundle their homeowners insurance and auto insurance policies. Insurance Journal reports that Allstate recently informed some 45,000 North Carolina customers that it will not renew their homeowners insurance policies unless they also purchase commercial or private auto

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Since employer-sponsored health insurance programs apparently haven’t moved the needle by offering premium breaks to workers who stop smoking and shed the pounds, corporate America has decided to pick up the stick instead. A new report by Towers Watson found that employer policies that charge higher premiums for smoking, obesity and high cholesterol have doubled

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Friday, November 25, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

After a 10-minute visit to an emergency room to treat his toothache, Kalyan Sircar hit the street with two prescriptions, a bill for $1,367.30 and a new outlook on health care. “I learned my lesson – never enter the emergency room alive,” he told the St. Petersburg Times. Sircar’s ER shocker should serve as a cautionary tale

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Friday, November 18, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

If you plan to throw a major holiday bash this season, you need not bear the financial risk alone should a random blizzard, icy roads or no-show vendors spoil the party of a lifetime. The new Protector Plan for Events from Travelers extends their affordable wedding insurance line into other major life events, including private

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

What will those bronze-silver-gold-platinum health insurance plans ultimately look like when the government-run state exchanges mandated by health care reform open for business in 2014? A recent report by the independent Institute of Medicine recommends that, above all else, the new plans must be affordable with a capital A. The recommendations apply to plans that

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Friday, November 11, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The more you identify with your vehicle, the more likely you are to blow your top in traffic, according to a new study aimed at opening the hood on highway hotheads. Like the rest of us, auto insurance companies included, Ayalla Ruvio wondered what makes aggressive drivers tick. So the assistant professor at Temple University’s

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