Florida PIP Repeal Conversation Starting Again

If you’ve been paying attention then you already know the Florida PIP repeal was well underway earlier this year. The bill aims to remove the limitation on tort liability, thus holding the at-fault driver entirely liable for any accident-related charges. This is not the first time a reform bill has been presented. Just last year […]

Florida PIP about to Drive into the Sunset?

The Legislature is at it again. You have to hand it to them, when they decided to mess with a buzz saw, they get right in there. No-Fault insurance and PIP (personal injury protection) were hailed as a breakthrough way to simplify auto insurance and bring down drivers’ premiums. It actually did, for a little […]

What Insurance Does an Uber/Lyft Driver Need?

2016 was the year that ridesharing broke out in a big way. In the gig economy Uber and Lyft broke the car barrier as well as the taxi barrier. A majority of respondents in the 16 to 24 age group and the 25 to 34 age group consider these ridesharing services as an alternative to […]

Reporting an Auto Insurance Claim Step By Step

Even if you have never had an accident, knowing how to report a claim can save you a lot of trouble and hassle. When to File a Claim If your car has been in an accident, whether or not there were injuries or other parties. If your car has been stolen. If your car has […]

Tesla’s Innovative Autopilot Advances the Insurance Industry

Innovation generally gets ahead of the regulators, legislatures, and industries designed to handle the risks of innovation. This has been a truism since Gutenberg debuted his press. At the moment, a reason for totality in a Tesla driving on autopilot is in the news. National Transportation Safety Board investigators say that the model last was […]

Pokémon Go Causing New Insurance Issues

People driving and playing Pokémon Go at the same time may be subject to distracted driving laws that prohibit texting or talking on a device while operating a motor vehicle

Is there a Car Bubble?

Everyone has heard of real estate bubbles, stock market bubbles, commodity bubbles, but can there be such a thing as a car bubble? The economy is improving, and people are more secure about taking out loans and lines of credit. NBC reports that Americans are buying cars in high numbers after years of record low […]

OUCH! The Costs of Fixing Your Car are Getting Higher

As cars become more technologically advanced, repairing them after a collision is becoming a more expensive proposition. Repair claim costs have risen an average of 17 percent over the last ten years. Why? As cars become more technologically advanced, repair personnel need more training and continuing education in order to repair them. The equipment needed […]

Are You Going My Way? Self-Driving Cars are Coming!

Lexus RX450h retrofitted by Google for its driverless car fleet. Image Credit: Driving_Google_Self-Driving_Car.jpg: Steve Jurvetson, derivative work: Mariordo Great news! Self-driving cars are going to be a real thing! Not so great news! You’re still going to need auto insurance. Don’t kick your coverage to the curb just yet; there are a lot of things that […]

The Importance of Using Insurance Claim Money to Repair the Reported Damages

The check from your insurance company just came in. Do you spend the cash or live with the dent? Here are a few pointers on why you should spend on the repairs instead of anything else: Decreased value of the car. The minute you get your hands on the check from your insurance company, eHow […]