A peek into how car insurance pricing works: You might be paying too much

by David Brancaccio Feb 25, 2020
Where does that number on your car insurance quote come from? A big factor might be just your ability to pay.
Allstate's rating plan for insurance customers in Maryland offers a glimpse into a potential future where companies charge people different prices based on their behavior or expected willingness to pay.
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Why are auto insurance premiums growing more slowly in California than elsewhere?

by , and Feb 12, 2019
Want to save money on your car insurance? Forget about lizards, ducks or talking boxes, according to a new study from the Consumer Federation of America, and push for better regulation. The consumer advocacy group says that’s the way rates have…
A new report by the Consumer Federation America suggests it's due to strict regulations.
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Money may matter more than age when it comes to teen drivers

by Erika Beras Jan 17, 2019
As the cost of cars, insurance and drivers ed has climbed, the number of teen drivers has fallen.
"It's much harder for a teenager to be able to afford a car or pay for the costs of driving than was the case 20 years ago,” said Robert Foss, director of the Center for the Study of Young Drivers at the University of North Carolina.
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Insurers hike rates as automotive deaths spike

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 1, 2016
We're paying for an increase in motor vehicle accidents.

African-Americans paying higher auto insurance rates

by Dina Gachman Nov 18, 2015
A new report illuminates serious problems with auto insurance premiums that the CFA is urging legislators and regulators to address.

If cars don't need drivers, do drivers need insurance?

by Nova Safo Mar 24, 2015
The auto-insurance industry could lose billions in the shift to automated cars.

Walmart wants to sell you auto insurance

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 30, 2014
Walmart has a new service to compare premiums and get auto insurance.

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Flooded engines: Sandy soaked a lot of cars

by David Weinberg Oct 31, 2012
Insurers want to repair flooded cars rather than declare them a total loss. But water damage can show up later -- and flooding claims will show up on services like Carfax, taking down what a vehicle can get on the…

It was only a matter of time before your car and your insurance company started talking.

by Jeff Horwich Feb 9, 2012
It's like driving with Santa. He knows when you've been bad or good, so...
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Slow down, your auto-insurer is watching

by Richard Core Jul 28, 2008
Would you be willing to have your auto-insurance company install a monitoring device in your car, on the chance that you could get lower rates? If...

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