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Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible?
March 14, 2016, 1 Comment

If you are self-employed, are an independent contractor or if you use your vehicle for any business purposes beyond comm ...

Eight Ways Insurance Is Like Online Dating
January 22, 2016, 1 Comment

 The way people communicate dramatically differs from just 10 or 15 years ago. Armed with a collection of coveted conne ...

Who’s liable for damage done by a valet?
December 22, 2015, 1 Comment

We’ve all been there before – you step out of your favorite restaurant, retrieve your car from the valet and out ...

How Does Car Insurance Work for Uber Drivers?
October 21, 2015, 12 Comments

With all the talk of Uber recently, you might have considered signing up to drive for the service in order to earn some ...

Should I buy a 12 month auto insurance policy or a 6 month auto insurance policy?
September 30, 2015, 6 Comments

We have been asked many, many (many) times if there are substantial benefits to purchasing a 12 month auto insurance pol ...

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy in the Car
June 15, 2015, No Comments

As the weather gets warmer, many of you will be hitting the road for some summer fun and taking your dogs along with you ...

Guest Blog Post: Answer Financial’s Sam Minassian
May 27, 2015, No Comments

Please introduce yourself. What is your role at Answer Financial, and how long have you been with the company? How long ...

Guest Blog Post: Answer Financial’s Priscilla Fernandez
May 12, 2015, No Comments

Please introduce yourself. What is your role at Answer Financial, and how long have you been with the company? How long ...

Expecting Moms – How to Prep Your Car for Your Newborn
May 7, 2015, 1 Comment

You’ve been planning for nine months and are as ready as you’ll ever be to bring home your newborn bundle of ...

Renovating your home? These updates will save you (and even pay you) money
April 29, 2015, 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Todd Quackenbush I am on the hunt for my first abode. Unfortunately, the housing market is not the easiest ...

Can Your Vehicle’s Color Impact Your Insurance Premium?
March 17, 2015, No Comments

I’ve always admired red cars. They’re bold, full of personality and their color seems to accentuate their sl ...

Cars to the Stars: 2015 OSCAR Nominees and What They Drive
February 19, 2015, No Comments

For all the movie buffs and car aficionados out there, Answer Financial has compiled a list of this year’s ACADEMY AWA ...

Tips and Discounts for New Drivers
February 19, 2015, No Comments

If you’re a newly-licensed driver or are purchasing a car for the first time, chances are you’re also looking into d ...

Insuring a Car with a Salvage Title – Video
February 2, 2015, No Comments

Salvage titles may be less expensive to buy, but are they less expensive to insure? Watch the video below to find out.

What Kind of Driver are You?
January 26, 2015, No Comments

Because auto insurance rates can vary greatly depending on your location, driving habits, vehicle type and other factors ...

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution to Save Money
January 9, 2015, No Comments

We all know the drill. With Thanksgiving, the holiday season commences and the rest of the year is punctuated by celebra ...

Answer Financial Football Team Auto Insurance
Which playoffs-bound college football team’s hometown pays the least for auto insurance?
December 23, 2014, No Comments

For all the college football fans out there planning to spend the new year barreling through back-to-back bowl games, An ...

Top 10 Winter Driving Tips
December 8, 2014, No Comments

Depending on where you live, driving in winter can be a challenge. Simple treks can becoming seemingly unsurmountable as ...

Common Types of Auto Insurance Discounts
November 24, 2014, No Comments

Most people don’t like to think too hard about insurance. After all, it’s not the most exciting topic, and sometimes ...

Auto Insurance Deductibles Demystified!
November 12, 2014, No Comments

Figuring out the correct deductible amount for you should not be a mystery. There’s a relatively simple way to determi ...

Answer Financial Red Blue States Pays More
Who Pays More for Auto Insurance: Red States or Blue States?
November 4, 2014, No Comments

Today’s Senate elections will settle some hotly debated races, and with politics on the cumulative mind of the nation, ...

Are Bicycles & Bicycle Racks Covered by Auto Insurance?
September 17, 2014, 2 Comments

Ah! The joy of bike racks! Yes, they can be a struggle to put on your vehicle but we think its a small price to pay to k ...

Is Insuring a Salvage Title Vehicle the Same as a Regular Vehicle?
August 25, 2014, 1 Comment

Insuring a car with a salvage title isn’t as easy as insuring other vehicles because its conditios (and value) can be ...

Tips for Maintaining Focus While Driving
July 31, 2014, No Comments

It is a multitasking, second-screen kind of world. Self-driving cars should be here by now, but they aren’t quite ther ...

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International “Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day” 2014
June 13, 2014, No Comments

Monday, June 16th is International “Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day” and this event piqued the interest of ...

Answer Financial Achieves “Open Company” Status on
May 20, 2014, No Comments

Answer Financial has achieved “Open Company” status on Open company signifies our 2-way dialo ...

Advice for Getting Out of a Ticket
May 13, 2014, 3 Comments

It’s a terrible feeling… the red and blue lights flashing behind you, the siren, finding a safe place to pu ...

Prospective Auto Insurance Rates for 2014 Football Draft Picks
May 8, 2014, No Comments

As professional football fans gear up to see which talented newcomers will join their beloved teams, your original insur ...

Happy Earth Day! Here’s the Top Eco-Friendly Car Deals
April 22, 2014, 1 Comment

In honor of Earth Day, TrueCar® and Answer Financial, the companies that simplify the process of buying and insuring yo ...

Game Show Contestant Insurance
April 1, 2014, No Comments

Have you ever wanted to be on a televised game show but were afraid to lose in front of a national audience? Well, today ...

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Traffic Tips: Breaking Bad Braking Habits (aka Excel at Accelerating)
March 26, 2014, No Comments

An open letter… Dear driver who applies your brakes unexpectedly on a highway/freeway, We (the other drivers b ...

Answer Financial College Basketball Madness
Which Sweet 16 College Basketball Hometown Wins for Lowest Insurance?
March 25, 2014, No Comments

Inspired by the excitement of the 2014 men’s college basketball tournament, the original auto insurance comparison com ...

Our customers report an average savings of $429* on insurance annually. Here are some the ways to celebrate your savings.
February 25, 2014, No Comments

Our customers report an average savings of $429* on insurance annually through Answer Financial. This infographic shares ...

Getting Engaged? Congratulations! Read this.
February 3, 2014, No Comments

With engagement season drawing to a close (i.e., Thanksgiving – Valentine’s Day) some of you lucky ladies a ...

AFI BCS Rankings
Bowl Championship Series + Car Insurance Rates Infographic
January 2, 2014, No Comments

Although we’re not a pigskin prognosticator, here at Answer Financial Inc. we looked at car insurance rates for th ...

Answer Financial’s New YouTube Series “Agent Corner”
December 3, 2013, No Comments

Can you get insurance without having a license? …Is it legal to just keep the cash and not fix your car after an i ...

Vacation 2013
Our Best Tips for Enjoying Your 2013 Winter Vacation
December 2, 2013, No Comments

For many of us working stiffs, vacation almost feels like a necessary part of life.  It’s a time of escape from worry ...

Is Homeowner’s Insurance Necessary for a Haunted House? – Halloween 2013
October 25, 2013, No Comments

Today is Halloween and most people aren’t thinking about insurance.  They’re thinking about ghosts, goblins, kids, ...

Answer Financial's "College Football Ranking: Average Insurance Premium by City"
AFI’s College Football Ranking: Average Insurance Premium by City
October 15, 2013, No Comments

College football is in full-swing and we couldn’t help but satiate our curiosities by researching which of these ...

Agent’s Corner: New $$$ Saving Tip
August 26, 2013, No Comments

Agent Corner guest posts are a series of articles Answer Financials’ insurance agents write for our blog. This post is ...

World's Shiniest Car Photo Upload Contest!
Presenting “The World’s Shiniest Car” Photo Upload Contest!
August 20, 2013, No Comments

We are pleased to announce a fun photo upload contest through our Facebook page! “The World’s Shiniest Car&# ...

Introducing “Instasurance” from Answer Financial!
August 20, 2013, No Comments

Shopping for auto and home insurance can be time consuming, and we know your time is valuable. That’s why we created I ...

How does online traffic school affect my insurance rates?
July 5, 2013, 1 Comment

We have a lot of fun here on our blog with creating hypothetical scenarios (our character “John” is almost like havi ...

Does it cost more to insure a sports car?
May 22, 2013, No Comments

Heavy on horsepower–but often light on fuel efficiency–sports cars have played a significant role in automot ...

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Sometimes I see cars without a license plate. Is this legal?
April 19, 2013, 3 Comments

Question: “Sometimes I see cars driving around with no license plate. Is this legal?” The simple answer is ...

March Madness: Hitting a parked vehicle at the game
March 27, 2013, No Comments

Let’s be honest with ourselves: Have you ever tapped, bumped, swiped or hit a stationary vehicle in a parking lot ...

How long do I have to renew my auto insurance policy?
March 13, 2013, No Comments

Many drivers mistakenly think there is a “grace period” for making an auto insurance payment after it’ ...

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Who are better drivers: Men or Women?
March 11, 2013, No Comments

  Women are bad drivers…Right? At least that’s how the old adage goes, but let’s take a look at the ...

2013 Oscars – Best Star Cars
February 11, 2013, No Comments

Amidst the glitz and glam of the star-studded Academy Awards, the media is abuzz over who will take an Oscar, which desi ...

Super Bowl XLVII: Consumption Predictions
February 1, 2013, No Comments

A recent survey predicts over 179 million people will be watching the Super Bowl this year and we wanted to have a littl ...

If I Get a Ticket in One State, Will it Show Up in Another?
January 24, 2013, 1 Comment

  Typically, about 6 months before your license is up for renewal, the Department of Motor Vehicles will check a da ...

Answer Financial 3 ways to save money in 2013
3 Easy-to-Keep Resolutions that Save Drivers Money
January 8, 2013, 2 Comments

Happy New Year! We’re one week into 2013…how is your resolution coming? For many of us, the new year is a new le ...

New California State Laws (2013)
January 7, 2013, No Comments

  Attention California residents: 750 new laws took effect on Jan 1, 2013 and you may want to be aware of the chang ...

Should I get insurance on my rental car?
December 27, 2012, 1 Comment

To get insurance or not on a rental car– that is the question! If you’re like us, finding a clear answer to ...

How John Saved $25,000 in 1 second
December 7, 2012, 1 Comment

Some of us have the occasional ‘bad day’ – you forget to set an alarm clock in the morning, traffic is a bear & ...

The Adventures of Owlbert
Follow The Adventures of Owlbert
December 5, 2012, No Comments

At just 7 inches tall, he’s not only Answer Financial’s most vertically-challenged employee but he’s ...

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4 ways shopping for insurance can help your holiday budget
December 3, 2012, No Comments

With Black Friday behind us and the holidays ahead, who couldn’t use a little extra cash? Here are four ways sho ...

Introducing our Refer-a-Friend Program!
November 14, 2012, No Comments

  Our Refer-a-Friend program allows you to earn a $25 gift card through our new Facebook app! Here’s how it works ...

5 ways Answer Financial gives you more
November 6, 2012, 3 Comments

Consumer Reports just released its November Review of car-insurance ads, in which it advises consumers to check insuranc ...

Hurricane Sandy
Does my auto insurance cover damage from “Super Storm Sandy”?
November 1, 2012, No Comments

Our thoughts are with those on the east coast who have been affected by “Super Storm Sandy.” Some of you may be wond ...

Pug and Shoes
Foreign Body Ingestion: What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know
October 26, 2012, 2 Comments

We are pleased to feature a guest blog post by Dr. Ingrid Pyka* who represents VPI® Pet Insurance, a trusted partner ...

Our 2012 Holiday Travel Tips
October 10, 2012, No Comments

If you are heading home for Thanksgiving or ringing in the New Year somewhere special, the last thing you are probably t ...

Insurance Secrets Revealed: Traveling Out-of-State
September 27, 2012, 2 Comments

What is one recurring holiday that elicits excitement from people, young and old alike? It’s the weekend! 60+ glo ...

Earthquake Insurance: California and Beyond
September 18, 2012, 2 Comments

Each year southern California experiences about 10,000 earthquakes. While many of these quakes are considered small (mag ...

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iPhone 5 New Features
September 11, 2012, No Comments

For many technology enthusiasts, music lovers and “creative” types, the release of a new Apple product is a celebrat ...

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Agent’s Corner: How to save money on auto insurance for your teen driver
August 8, 2012, 5 Comments

The day comes for every parent when the beautiful bundle of love you brought home from the hospital speaks those inevita ...

When my insurance company talks about material misrepresentation what does it mean?
August 6, 2012, 1 Comment

If you are in a dispute with your insurance company and have heard the words ‘material misrepresentation’ as ...

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8 Things you should do immediately after a car accident
July 30, 2012, 8 Comments

A car accident can happen at anytime, but do you know what you should do when you’re involved in one? To answer th ...

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Question of the Week: I don’t have a driver’s license – can I still get car insurance?
July 19, 2012, 36 Comments

Question: I don’t have a valid driver’s license – can I still get car insurance? Answer: With a few ex ...

10 Dangerous Ways Drivers Get Distracted - Infographic
10 Dangerous Driver Distractions [Infographic]
July 3, 2012, 6 Comments

With summer in full swing and millions of Americans going on road trips, driver safety is never more important to keep a ...

home replacement
Agent’s Corner: Why you should insure your home at replacement value rather than market value
June 7, 2012, 6 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is part of our ongoing series where you can get advice directly from our agents on the call center ...

What’s the difference between under-insured and uninsured motorist coverage?
June 7, 2012, 1 Comment

Let’s say you have been in a serious accident and you were not found to be at fault. Not only was your car totaled ...

Agent’s Corner: Why are quotes from different insurance companies so different?
May 24, 2012, No Comments

Editor’s Note: This is part of our ongoing series where you can get advice directly from one of our agents from on ...

3 reasons you should never let your auto insurance coverage lapse
May 15, 2012, No Comments

  Allowing your auto insurance to lapse is never a good thing. Here’s the three main reasons why: Required by ...

How does auto insurance work when you drive across state lines?
May 7, 2012, 2 Comments

Question of the Week: How does auto insurance work when I cross a state line? Answer: All auto insurance policies are va ...

How Auto Insurance Compares To Other Expenses Infographic
How auto insurance compares to other household expenses [Infographic]
May 1, 2012, 2 Comments

When you think about your annual expenses, you might think that auto insurance is a major drain on your finances, and w ...

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Teenage drivers – is it better to insure their own cars or add them to the family car?
April 30, 2012, 1 Comment

Question: Is it better to buy my teenager a used car and then add it to my auto insurance or should I just let him/her d ...

Switching auto insurance – What would I pay for a Honda CR-V in California?
April 18, 2012, No Comments

The state: California The vehicle: 2010 Honda CR-V EX Today we are looking at auto insurance quotes for a 2010 Honda CR- ...

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Agent’s Corner: How long do I need to have a SR-22 auto insurance form?
March 30, 2012, 13 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a new series we’ll be publishing called “Agent’s Cor ...

accidental death insurance
Should you get accidental death coverage?
March 28, 2012, No Comments

A slightly obscure type of auto insurance coverage is called “accidental death” (or sometimes “automob ...

Home insurance endorsements – why you should pay attention
March 23, 2012, No Comments

When it comes to property and casualty insurance, an endorsement is a amendment to your insurance policy contract that ...

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Joint car loan auto insurance tips
March 20, 2012, 20 Comments

Getting a joint car loan is a serious commitment for both parties. When it comes to auto insurance, there are addition ...

Answer Financial Infographic
CRASH! The Most Often Damaged Auto Parts in Collisions [Infographic]
March 19, 2012, 2 Comments

CRASH! You just got in an accident, and after you confirm that no one is injured, your next thought might just be “ ...

US states
Why auto insurance companies don’t operate in all states
March 5, 2012, No Comments

You might be surprised to know that most auto and home insurance companies do not operate or provide coverage in all 50 ...

umbrella insurance
Umbrella insurance explained and why you might need it
March 1, 2012, No Comments

Whether it’s auto, home, motorcycle, boat or other kinds of policies, all liability insurance has maximum limits. ...

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5 ways to dispute auto insurance claims
February 29, 2012, 5 Comments

You were in an accident and do not feel that you are receiving the proper repairs or fair coverage from your insurance c ...

Can you temporarily add someone to your auto insurance policy?
February 15, 2012, No Comments

Question of the Week: Can you temporarily add someone to your car insurance policy? Answer: Absolutely. Whenever you hav ...

What does it mean to live in a no-fault auto insurance state?
February 10, 2012, 5 Comments

You are moving to a new state and while going through your moving checklist, you contact your auto insurance company abo ...

Can you just keep cash from a car insurance payout and not fix your car?
February 9, 2012, 14 Comments

Question of the Week: Can you just keep the money from an auto or home insurance payout and not put it towards repairs? ...

Getting auto insurance after returning from years abroad
February 8, 2012, No Comments

If you have been living abroad for a number of years and are now returning to reside in the United States, one of the th ...

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Towing after an accident – you should involve your insurance company
January 30, 2012, 6 Comments

You’ve been in an accident that will require your car to be towed. You’ve called the police and they are on ...

home addition
How adding an addition to your house affects your home insurance
January 27, 2012, No Comments

If you are thinking of doing major renovations and/or adding an addition or garage to your house, you should know that i ...

Is it ever too late to file an auto or home insurance claim?
January 26, 2012, 4 Comments

Question of the Week: Is it ever too late to file a claim with your auto or home insurance provider? Answer: This answer ...

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Insuring your new car with existing car insurance coverage
January 20, 2012, 4 Comments

So you are in the market for a brand new car. You’ve been visiting dealerships, test driving, doing online researc ...

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Should you get car insurance where you buy your eggs?
January 18, 2012, No Comments

If you are customer of a members-only shopping center such as Costco, you may have noticed that your store offers insura ...

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How long does it take before an accident increases my auto insurance premium?
January 17, 2012, No Comments

Question of the week: When will an accident or speeding ticket start to affect my car insurance premium? Answer: General ...

salvaged cars
Can you insure a salvaged vehicle?
January 16, 2012, 4 Comments

Many people buy salvaged vehicles for spare parts for their daily driver or for a “project car”. However, so ...

Get a quick auto insurance quote on your phone with Answer Financial’s new mobile website
January 12, 2012, No Comments

We’re pleased to announce that Answer Financial now has a new mobile website for people to get insurance quotes qu ...

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The New Year and your auto insurance
January 10, 2012, No Comments

It’s a new year, and many people are starting their New Year’s resolutions. For many, this includes goals ar ...

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Why Kelley Blue Book’s new car rating shows used cars are gaining popularity
December 20, 2011, No Comments

Kelley Blue Book (KBB), which offers regularly updated pricing for used cars, has added a “Very Good” rating ...

cars in snow
Insurance tips on taking your car off the road for the winter
December 7, 2011, 9 Comments

With winter fast approaching, you may be considering taking your summer vehicle off the road and into your garage. If so ...

Car crash
Car accidents are three times costlier to cities than congestion says AAA report
November 29, 2011, No Comments

AAA has released a report that shows that vehicle crashes are three times costlier to American cities than traffic conge ...

Classic cars
Classic car insurance – how to protect your chrome
October 13, 2011, 2 Comments

While not for everyone, classic car collecting is a popular hobby that can entail significant financial investment over ...

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Would you rent your car out by the hour to a stranger?
October 11, 2011, No Comments

Rental cars have been around for decades, and even newer alternative rental car services such as Zipcar are well establi ...

The Allstate Corporation, Northbrook, Ill.
Allstate closes acquisition of Answer Financial and Esurance
October 7, 2011, No Comments

We are happy to announce that we, along with Esurance, have been formally acquired by The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: AL ...

Insurance needs when moving
Insurance and moving to another state – what you need to know
October 3, 2011, No Comments

While there are many things to consider when moving to another state, you shouldn’t forget that changing states co ...

Auto insurance for couples
How relationship status can affect your auto insurance premiums
September 28, 2011, No Comments

If you are in a legally recognized relationship – whether married, in a civil union or domestic partnership – ...

Home insurance
Survey: Homeowners insurance satisfaction has risen in 2011
September 27, 2011, No Comments

According to the latest annual study on homeowners insurance by J.D. Power and Associates, home insurance policyholders ...

Why college students (and their parents) should consider renters insurance
September 26, 2011, No Comments

It’s that time of year again – back to school, and for many college students that means moving into an apart ...

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Most Expensive Home Insurance Claims [Infographic]
September 23, 2011, 1 Comment

Ever wondered what home insurance gets used for? Well, we put together the infographic below to highlight the most expen ...

Flood insurance
Flood insurance: 86% of homeowners don’t have it
September 2, 2011, 2 Comments

Strong storms, hurricanes, overflowing rivers … Depending on where you live, your home could be prone to floodin ...

teen drivers
Survey finds that most adults favor stricter laws for teen drivers
August 31, 2011, 2 Comments

A new survey conducted by Allstate found that most Americans are in favor of stricter laws for teen drivers, including t ...

Car insurance tips from California’s insurance commissioner
August 29, 2011, 2 Comments

Dave Jones, California’s insurance commissioner, recently offered some helpful tips about shopping for auto insur ...

The top ten stolen vehicles of 2010
August 25, 2011, No Comments

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), a non-profit funded by the insurance industry, has released its list of the ...

Why insurance providers offer competitors’ rates – and why it’s great for you
August 16, 2011, No Comments

If you’ve ever shopped for insurance online, you may have noticed that certain insurance providers also reveal qu ...

Earthquake insurance policies skyrocket in Japan and New Zealand after quakes
August 11, 2011, No Comments

In a previous post, we addressd the fact that earthquakes can strike nearly anywhere on Earth. This year we’ve ...

Crash avoidance system cuts down on fender benders
August 8, 2011, No Comments

A recent report by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), shows that Volvo’s low-speed but high-tech crash avoida ...

Is usage-based auto insurance good for the consumer?
July 29, 2011, 5 Comments

A number of major auto insurance companies are adopting pilot programs around so called “usage-based” insura ...

GM offering a year of MetLife auto insurance for a year in Oregon and Washington states
July 26, 2011, No Comments

General Motors (GM), in a move to attract new customers, has teamed up with MetLife to bundle a year of auto insurance t ...

Smartphone apps
Insurance smartphone apps, email, and online chat lead to higher customer satisfaction
July 22, 2011, No Comments

According to a report last month by J.D. Power and Associates, insurance customers who use emerging technologies such a ...

SUVs much safer now according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
July 9, 2011, 1 Comment

A new safety report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – the first such report since 2007 – ...

4 reasons to periodically check for insurance quotes
July 8, 2011, No Comments

Here’s a question for you – when was the last time you spent five minutes checking to see if you are getting ...

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One in five US Internet users have purchased auto insurance online
July 7, 2011, No Comments

One in five US respondents to a recent comScore survey said that they have purchased auto insurance online, and 32% of t ...

Earthquake insurance – in Missouri?
July 6, 2011, No Comments

The past few years have dramatically risen the awareness of the destructive power of earthquakes, including the recent 9 ...

Welcome to the Insurance Center Blog!
July 5, 2011, 2 Comments

We are excited to launch the Insurance Center Blog, which will be a resource for anyone shopping for auto, home and othe ...

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