The Highway Loss Data Institute looked at insurance data for model year 2009 through 2011 vehicles and found Yaris occupants filed personal injury claims 28.5 times for every 1,000 of the vehicles the industry insured. Read on to find out more.
The Obama administration on Monday began requiring health insurers to provide user-friendly guides to patients that explain their benefits, aiming to make buying insurance nearly as easy as scanning packages of food for nutrition facts.
A new survey of more than 1,700 teens nationwide, conducted by Liberty Mutual and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), compares the destructive driving habits of parents, as observed by the teens, to those of the teens themselves.
Scientists say scorching heat, high winds and bone-dry conditions are fueling catastropic fires in the West that offer a preview of the kind of disasters human-caused climate change could bring.
When looking for ways to save on home insurance, many homeowners overlook a variety of lesser-known credits available to them through property and casualty companies that can shave their homeowners insurance premium by up to 25 percent.
Spending time and energy on wellness generally is cast as a long term strategy with long term results. But not every group has long term health issues and some groups would be better served by focusing on short term problems.
Advances in technology have made procedures for pets, such as hip replacements, physical rehabilitation and even chemotherapy, more available. This has pushed up spending for veterinary services and the need for pet insurance.
Mother nature wreaked havoc on the U.S. in 2011, and now insurance companies are paying the price. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), private-sector insurance companies will end up paying $32 to $35 billion in natural disaster related claims made by homeowners and businesses. Ouch. Let's hope 2012 is a better year for all of us.
Do you have a million-dollar smile or a face that could launch a thousand ships? Maybe not, but whatever your natural assets ... you might be able to buy insurance for them, just as these celebrities have!
Annuity sales in the second quarter have increased 10% since the second quarter in 2010, according to the Insured Retirement Institute.
An annuity is a contract that provides fixed or variable payments to an annuitant, either immediately or at a future date. Annuities are a popular tool to meet retirement and long-term planning goals.
As few as one in eight insurers have a formal policy in place to manage the risks that come along with climate change. Prudential Financial and Genworth Financial are among the few that do. Do you think it is important for life insurance companies to plan for climate change?
More Americans are skipping dental care due to the rising cost of dental insurance and lack of employee dental benefits. Dental care is extremely important to overall health, and poor oral hygiene can lead to other serious medical problems. How important is dental care to you?
Natural disaster claims are causing an expensive second quarter for Allstate.
Weddings can cost a lot of money. Failed weddings can cost you to lose a lot more. Now you can purchase wedding insurance to help protect the big day. Benefits are paid for things such as cancellation due to illness, death, natural disasters and more.
Aflac, the insurance company that offers various insurance benefits through the workplace, has been named a World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute. This is the fifth year in a row Aflac has received the award. The company is perhaps most known for its commercials featuring the 'Aflac Duck,' which even has its own Facebook page. While the Aflac Duck remains a popular icon for the insurance company, the Duck's voice is about to get a makeover. The company recently fired the Duck's original voice, Gilbert Gottfried.
It seems you can insure nearly anything of value these days. So, why not your laptop or cell phone? It's possible to get coverage for your mobile electronic devices, either as a rider to your homeowner's insurance policy or as a stand alone policy. Read on to learn more.
As insurance professionals we take pride in our knowledge of the industry and our belief that we've seen and heard it all, as it pertains to crazy insurance related stories. Well, it appears things are a bit crazier than we thought. This article caught our eye with its title, 'How Far Can Insurance Companies Go To Check Up On Us?' Reading it made us realize we haven't seen it all and insurance companies are seeing a lot more than most people realize.
American International Group (AIG) is set to repay its bailout loan to the US Government, its Chief Executive announced this week. You may remember the company was one of the first major financial institutions to be hit with fallout from the mortgage crisis and credit issues. AIG has restructured itself and now limits its business practices to property casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities, aircraft leasing and mortgage guanrantee.
If you've ditched your ID theft protection recently you are not alone. Javelin Research reports that only 25 percent of consumers have the protection. This is down 42 percent from 2008. ID theft protection is much like insurance coverage for your identity. LifeLock and TrustedID are two well-known provider of ID theft protection.
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