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How to Get the Most Out of Your Hybrid
April 10, 2017, No Comments

This post contributed by Esurance, sister company to Answer Financial. It’s been nearly 2 decades since the first hybr ...

Your mobile phone may mean better prices on insurance
February 14, 2017, No Comments

Regardless of your profession or your personal lifestyle, it’s undeniable that the next decade will be transformative ...

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 ...

Answer Financial Launches Streetwise Drivers Club Telematics-based Mobile App
July 19, 2016, No Comments

The free app rewards smart drivers with deals on top brands and savings on car insurance We’re proud to announce t ...

Are Uninsured Motorists Costing You Money?
June 23, 2016, No Comments

If you are a licensed driver, you’re probably very aware that driving without auto insurance is not only irresponsible ...

9 Must-Haves For Your Summer Road Trip
June 13, 2016, No Comments

This post contributed by Esurance, sister company to Answer Financial. You’ve been waiting all year to take off on you ...

How to change a tire in five steps
May 26, 2016, No Comments

Flat tires are a common occurrence that most drivers will encounter at some point or another. Learning how to change a f ...

Flash floods and driving: how to stay safe
May 26, 2016, No Comments

Driving in the midst of a heavy storm can be a stressful experience, even for smart drivers with years of experience. Th ...

How Smart Drivers Stay Safe on Foggy Roads
May 26, 2016, No Comments

Did you know that the DMV.org says the best advice for driving in the fog is to not drive at all? That’s because drivi ...

Techie Tips to Help You Be a Safer Driver
May 26, 2016, 1 Comment

We’ve all seen that impatient driver who’s speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and slamming on their brakes ...

How to Insurance-Proof Your Remodel During Construction
May 25, 2016, 1 Comment

Maybe it’s the availability of Pinterest to help us virtually envision our dream homes, or maybe it’s purely an econ ...

Feeling Sleepy? How to Stay Alert Behind the Wheel
April 19, 2016, No Comments

Many people enjoy an exciting road trip and are eager to arrive at their destination. After a fun-filled weekend, the dr ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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’ ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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- ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 – ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...