Insurance Blog

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:15 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Are you ready for some football? Let’s see: Homeowners insurance for the big kickoff party? Check. NFL TV package? Check. HD home Jumbotron? Check. Signed team jersey? Check. Fantasy football insurance? Uh … check! Just as the Dom Perignon-sipping NFL team owners and general managers insure against season-ending injuries to their star players, participants in the

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:35 pm
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

As the housing market continues on life support, some homeowners with hard-to-sell properties choose to move on, whether to pursue a new job, downsize or simply relocate. But it’s very risky financially to leave your home vacant unless you adjust your homeowners insurance accordingly. Your home insurance rates are usually based on you occupying your

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Where am I headed this Labor Day weekend? My own backyard, that’s where. If I’m feeling lucky, I might walk the dogs around the block. Might. You want to borrow my car for the weekend? Here are the keys. I’m giving my auto insurance agent a breather. The reason for my reluctant hermit-tude? According to National

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Friday, August 20, 2010 7:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

It’s not often that a standard life insurance practice triggers national outrage, given that life insurance is perhaps the most conservative and least controversial of all insurance products. But fireworks were indeed sparked by a recent Bloomberg story about a mother’s fury at the terms of her son’s $400,000 Prudential life insurance policy after the

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

A plan by Oklahoma lawmakers to use traffic cameras to nail motorists who drive without auto insurance slammed into a brick wall last week. The idea, proposed by Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, had been expected to raise $50 million in its first year by snagging not only uninsured Oklahomans, but also motorists from other states

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Friday, August 13, 2010 8:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Insurance has a soporific effect on most sober adults that falls somewhere on the snooze-o-meter between a catnap and a John Tesh concert. That’s understandable considering the impermeable jargon of life insurance, the microprint disclaimers of auto insurance, the hairsplitting qualifiers of homeowners insurance and the options-that-all-sound-alike of health insurance. All for a fistful of paper

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:15 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Every autumn, a new batch of college freshmen and their parents wrestle with the same three issues: tuition, nutrition and auto insurance. I can’t do much about the cost of college or the similarity of dorm food to soylent green, but I may be able to clear up a few car insurance questions. If your son

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Friday, August 6, 2010 8:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The crude may have stopped spewing from the Deepwater Horizon well, but homeowners insurance and business insurance claims and lawsuits are expected to flow for years and perhaps decades from the disaster. Risk management consulting firm Towers Watson & Co. estimates that commercially-insured losses from the BP spill will total between $4 billion and $6 billion, a fraction

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Having lost the battle to block health care reform, the nation’s health insurance giants have retrenched in an effort to reduce how much the revolution is going to cost them. At issue: that nagging requirement that they spend 80 percent of the premiums they collect on the welfare of patients. If they fall short of

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Friday, July 30, 2010 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Ever wonder what Lindsay Lohan’s wild ride will cost her on her auto insurance and life insurance policies?  The good folks at Insurance Journal sensed that inquiring minds would want to know, so they contacted the Insurance Information Network of California for answers. The IINC crunched the numbers using Lindsay’s Beverly Hills 90210 ZIP code,

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