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Google Wants to Sell You Auto Insurance


By Rolfe Winkler, January 8, 2015 Google is plotting a move into auto insurance in the U.S., including a comparison-shopping site from which users would also be able to buy policies, an industry analyst says. Forrester Research FORR +0.14% analyst Ellen Carney wrote in a blog post Wednesday that an entity called Google Compare Auto Insurance Services is licensed to …

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The breakdown: 7 types of insurance you should know about

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By Jeff Wuorio, January 6, 2015 Some types of insurance are must-haves, not just to cover the expenses of unforeseen circumstances but also to comply with the law. Most states require motorists to have liability coverage, and Americans have been alerted the past two years via the Affordable Care Act to obtain health care insurance or face consequences. But other …

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Umbrella insurance: Protection for that nest egg


By Anna Helhoski, December 27, 2014 A retirement nest egg may make you feel like you’ve locked down your financial future, but don’t get too comfortable. Getting hit with a liability lawsuit in your retirement years could turn your life upside down. While your insurance may cover some damages or legal fees, an umbrella insurance plan goes further. It protects …

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Antique Car Insurance Tool Now Promotes Discounts for Vintage Car Owner Coverage Plans Online


June 8, 2014 Owners of automobiles who store classic cars in warehouses or travel across the U.S. to trade shows often require specialized auto insurance. The Quotes Pros company is now promoting discounts for antique car insurance through its freely accessible tool this year at The open access tool now provides a unique insight into the vehicle coverage industry …

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Walmart is entering the auto insurance business in its latest move to offer affordable financial services to customers.


First Coast News, April 30, 2014 Walmart is entering the auto insurance business in its latest move to offer affordable financial services to customers, the company announced Wednesday. The world’s largest retailer is partnering with, a price-comparison and shopping website. The website was created after Walmart approached parent company Tranzutary Insurance Solutions with the idea to create an integrated …

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NY Assembly To Review Auto Insurance Costs


The Associated Press, 4/10/2014 State lawmakers are taking a look at why New Yorkers pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. Insurance industry representatives, consumer advocates and state officials tasked with regulating insurance are expected to weigh in at a legislative hearing scheduled for Thursday morning. The hearing is intended to focus on the availability of …

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Allstate Authorizes $2.5 Billion Share-Repurchase Program


By Alexandria Baca, February 19, 2014 Allstate Corp. (ALL), the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, increased its dividend 12 percent and authorized the company’s largest buyback since 2006. As much as $2.5 billion of stock can be repurchased in the next 18 months, and the quarterly dividend was lifted to 28 cents a share, Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate …

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Only one small car passes tough crash test


By Chris Woodyard, January 22, 2014 The smallest cars on the road carry the biggest injury risk in a common and deadly type of crash, a report released Wednesday reveals. Only one of 11 small city and minicars passed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small front overlap crash test in which a car hits a barrier with the front …

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Life and A&H Agents: How to Add P&C Products without Being Licensed

There are several truisms when it comes to marketing insurance products to individuals. For example, it is very unusual for an insurance agent to offer products outside of his or her specialty. Life and A&H (Accident and Health) agents usually won’t offer P&C (Property and Casualty) products and P&C agents feel the same way about marketing life products. Agents stick …

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