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Answer Financial Introduces Rate Tracker Price Alerts For Car Insurance
January 9, 2017, No Comments

Rate Tracker is an exclusive benefit for Answer policyholders that puts insurance shopping on autopilot and notifies cus ...

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, 16 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 ...

Darren Howard Joins Answer Financial as Chief Marketing Officer
January 22, 2015, No Comments

Darren Howard has joined Answer Financial’s executive team as Chief Marketing Officer. Howard will provide strategic l ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, 1 Comment

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 & ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

When my insurance company talks about material misrepresentation what does it mean?
August 6, 2012, 2 Comments

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 “ ...

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 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. ...

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 ...

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? ...

Towing after an accident – you should involve your insurance company
January 30, 2012, 7 Comments

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Insurance tips on taking your car off the road for the winter
December 7, 2011, 10 Comments

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 – ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...