Insurance Blog

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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Friday, November 4, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

American businesses are leaving more and more part-time employees at the curb and uninsured when it comes to employer-based health insurance coverage. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is the latest major employer to turn its back on these forgotten workers. Last month, the nation’s largest retailer announced that it would no longer offer health insurance benefits to its

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Motorists who insist on using handheld cellphones while driving continue to take a deadly toll on those unfortunate enough to cross their paths. The U.S. Transportation Department reports that 5,474 people were killed in 4,898 crashes caused by distraction in 2009, down slightly from the 5,838 killed in 5,307 crashes in 2008. In both years,

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Friday, October 28, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Next Monday, all sorts of mayhem may test the limits of your homeowners insurance, auto insurance, health insurance – and BOO!, maybe even your life insurance! I’m talking about Halloween, of course, lest you were thinking Occupy Wall Street. On the hideously disfigured face of it, Halloween ranks second behind the Fourth of July as

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Friday, October 21, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

If you have kids of driving age, you worry about them every time they pull away from the house.  ”It’s not your driving, dear; it’s all the irresponsible ones out there, partying and texting and endangering society,” you assure them, secretly hoping your teen isn’t one of them. Travelers recently introduced a new auto insurance program

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:17 pm
By Robert DiGiacomo · Bankrate.com

With unemployment benefits guaranteed for only six months in most states, laid-off workers should have a plan B for when benefits run out. One insurance product that tries to bridge the gap between state unemployment benefits and a worker’s former salary is private unemployment insurance from Assura Group. The supplemental policy provides up to half of your

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Was it better to have tried to solve a conundrum like long-term care insurance and lost than never to have tried at all? No doubt that’s what the Obama administration and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her crew at Health and Human Services are wondering in the wake of last week’s decision to shelve the search

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Friday, October 14, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

It’s not customary to wish one another Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October, but maybe it should be. It’s our collective squeamishness (read: denial) about the Big C that keeps us so strangely passive and uninvolved. That’s understandable; we don’t have a lot of control over who gets cancer or how long it will take to

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Friday, October 7, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The National Flood Insurance Program remains stuck in a “Groundhog Day” scenario, fated to relive the same short-term extension scenario over and over until Congress puts on its big-boy pants and commits to a sustainable overhaul that will last longer than green bananas. President Obama put pen to the Fiscal Year 2012 Continuing Resolution on

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

As the Supreme Court prepares to administer a constitutional checkup to President Barack Obama’s historic health care reform, I would respectfully request that they weigh the alternative as well. The 26 states opposing the Affordable Care Act insist that its individual mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine beginning

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