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Cate Deventer

INSURANCE WRITER & EDITOR
Ribbon EXPERTISE
  • Auto insurance
  • Property insurance
  • Life insurance
Education EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre, Purdue University
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, concentration in professional and technical writing, Indiana University

Cate Deventer is an insurance expert who has held Property & Casualty and Life, Accident & Health insurance licenses for over 10 years. As an insurance agent, she quoted and issued multiple insurance policy types and assisted clients with claims. She has a passion for helping people understand their insurance needs, choose appropriate coverage levels and learn how insurance coverage can affect overall financial well-being.

Cate also enjoys writing and editing and has since combined her passions for content and insurance. While earning a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in professional and technical writing from Indiana University, Cate also studied the insurance industry in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., assessed insurance providers and wrote about auto, property, flood, umbrella and life insurance products.

In addition to her love for insurance, Cate also has a soft spot for the FIRE movement and index funds. When she’s not writing insurance content or reading about other financial topics, you can usually find her playing with her hyperactive dog, reading thrillers, gardening or kickboxing.

Cate’s work on Bankrate.com has been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Fortune.com and MarketWatch.

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Insurance is an important part of your overall financial plan.

— Cate Deventer

Cate's latest articles

  • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway road by Potomac river with view of Rossyln district in Virginia, USA at sunset

    Average cost of car insurance in Virginia

    The average cost of car insurance in Virginia is $1,304 per year for full coverage and $441 per year for minimum coverage. Although car insurance rates in Virginia are already lower than some neighboring [...]

    4 min read Dec 30, 2021
  • 4th Avenue

    Average cost of car insurance in Alaska

    If you are shopping for auto insurance in Alaska, you may want to know how much you will pay for coverage. Alaska auto insurance rates are, on average, around $1,559 per year for full coverage and $373 [...]

    4 min read Dec 30, 2021
  • Mt. Rushmore and Iron Mountain Road

    Average cost of car insurance in South Dakota

    The average cost of car insurance in South Dakota is $1,642 per year for full coverage and $275 per year for minimum coverage. Although premiums are generally lower in South Dakota than they are in the [...]

    5 min read Dec 30, 2021
  • Sports Car on a Coastal Road

    Luxury car insurance

    Even though luxury car insurance is expensive there may be ways to save.

    5 min read Aug 19, 2021
  • Red bumper car scratched with deep damage to the paint

    What to do after a hit-and-run in Kentucky

    If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you know how frightening it can be. At the accident scene, your adrenaline races and tensions are high. Days later, you may still be dealing with car repairs [...]

    5 min read May 25, 2021
  • Classical building with modern towers behind.

    Finding car insurance in Kentucky after a DUI

    In Kentucky, adult drivers with a breath or blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher are considered to be driving under the influence (DUI). Younger drivers have more stringent rules — someone under [...]

    4 min read May 14, 2021
  • Woman pulled over by police

    Penalties for driving without insurance in Utah

    Insurance is a requirement in most states. Your auto insurance can help you pay for the damages you cause in an auto accident, potentially saving you from financial devastation. However, not everyone has [...]

    3 min read Apr 23, 2021
  • Car wrecked on road guardrail

    What is property damage liability insurance?

    There are several coverages included within a standard auto insurance policy, one of which is property damage liability. Most states in the U.S. require that drivers carry at least a minimum amount of [...]

    6 min read Apr 13, 2021
  • Insurance agent meeting with prospective clients

    What is self-insurance?

    Although purchasing insurance policies is often seen as the traditional way to obtain coverage, there is another option: self-insurance. Self-insurance involves setting money aside to pay for potential [...]

    6 min read Apr 09, 2021
  • African woman in car adjusting mirror

    Broad form car insurance

    When searching for auto insurance, it is important to assess what facets of a policy matter to you. Some shoppers focus solely on finding affordable rates, while others value having more coverage in the [...]

    4 min read Apr 02, 2021
  • Senior woman on a video telemedicine call with a doctor at home

    Buying life insurance when you have a chronic illness

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), six out of every 10 U.S. adults have a chronic illness and four in 10 Americans — almost half of all U.S. adults — live with two or more chronic [...]

    6 min read Apr 01, 2021
  • Smiling senior couple talking on sofa at home

    Life insurance for visa and green card holders

    Many residents of the United States use life insurance as a way to provide financial protection to their families. However, non-U.S. citizens may also need life insurance. While it is possible for visa [...]

    5 min read Apr 01, 2021
  • I just need to rest

    Life insurance for those with sleep apnea

    If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, finding the right life insurance policy can be complicated. Life insurance companies take many factors into account when determining rates, including age, medical [...]

    4 min read Mar 30, 2021