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Carol Pope

  • Auto Insurance
  • Underwriting Principles
  • Writing
  • B.A. in English with a specialization in writing, University of Michigan

Carol Pope is an insurance writer for Bankrate and prior to joining the team, she spent 12 years as an auto insurance agent. During this time, she sold, serviced and underwrote auto insurance for people across the country. She also has experience selling supplement coverage such as umbrella insurance.

Carol held her Property and Casualty license in 36 states, so she understands the nuances of insurance regulations and how they vary from region to region. She also knows that insurance can be intimidating, so her mission is to make sure readers understand their many options when purchasing a new policy.

When Carol isn’t writing about insurance, she likes to learn about maximizing her retirement savings, long-distance running, and tending to her tropical garden.

Carol's latest articles

  • Average cost of car insurance in May 2023

    The average cost of car insurance in the United States is $2,014 per year for full coverage. However, the exact cost of coverage varies from person to person, so if you’re wondering, “how much is car insurance for me,” you’ll need to do a little more research.

    18 min read May 31, 2023
  • Cheapest car insurance in May 2023

    We found that the best cheap car insurance company will change from person to person. USAA and Auto-Owners top the list if you are only considering low rates. For more specialized policies, Geico and USAA are worth considering.

    18 min read May 31, 2023
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    Term life insurance

    If you’re looking for short-term life insurance, consider a term life policy.

    10 min read May 09, 2023
  • Black woman sits on passenger side of car with her face and arm out the window, enjoying the breeze.

    FR-44 insurance

    Learn everything you need to know about an FR-44 with Bankrate’s guide.

    5 min read May 02, 2023
  • Automobile insurance adjuster inspecting damage to vehicle

    What is the NAIC?

    The NAIC oversees insurance regulation and provides resources for consumers.

    6 min read Apr 19, 2023