Insurance

How to get a discount on car insurance

Discount programs can make car insurance more affordable. (iStock)

Shopping for car insurance can be complicated, especially if you’re hoping to find the lowest insurance rates. Getting auto insurance quotes online is a good place to start, though it isn’t the only option.

Qualifying for one or more discounts can mean paying less for insurance coverage. Using an online marketplace like Credible to shop around for auto insurance brokers can also help. With Credible, you can compare online quotes for free and potentially save hundreds of dollars per year.

How can I get discounts on car insurance?

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Zelros raises $11 million for AI that personalizes insurance plans

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Insurance tech startup Zelros today announced that it raised $11 million in series A funding led by BGV. The company plans to use the capital to scale operations across Europe and expand into North America, a spokesperson told VentureBeat.

The insurance tech market is red hot. Online platform Next Insurance, which targets small business owners with a focus on specific niches, recently raised $250 million. In March 2019, Washington, D.C.-based workers’ compensation insurer Pie Insurance brought in $45 million, just a month after CoverHound nabbed

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After data breach, new 1099s en route to unemployment insurance claimants

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Michael Harrington, interim commissioner of the Department of Labor, discusses the state’s backlog of unemployment claims at a press briefing on April 17, 2020. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

Unemployment insurance recipients affected by the state’s emergency recall of 1099 tax forms can expect new forms to begin arriving in their mailboxes next week, state officials announced at a press conference Tuesday. 

The Department of Labor is working this week to finalize validation of all 180,000 new forms and will work with the Department of Buildings and General Services to mail them to claimants by the beginning of next week, officials

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New York issues cyber insurance framework as ransomware, SolarWinds costs mount

On February 4, 2021, New York became the first state in the nation to issue a cybersecurity insurance risk framework to all authorized property and casualty insurers. In releasing the framework, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) said that “[f]rom the rise of ransomware to the recently revealed SolarWinds-based cyber-espionage campaign, it is clear that cybersecurity is now critically important to almost every aspect of modern life—from consumer protection to national security.”

The framework applies to all property or casualty insurers that write cybersecurity insurance. However, the DFS wants all insurers, even though those that don’t offer cybersecurity insurance,

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Community split on talks of renovating insurance space into high school

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Monday night’s bombshell announcement at the St. Joseph School Board meeting on the tentative plans to buy and transform the American Family Regional Headquarters into a high school sent shockwaves throughout the city.  

Administrators said the district is only in talks with the insurance company, but community members are speaking their mind. 

John Hoffman, retired Benton High School teacher opposes the idea. He said, “It’s ridiculous. It’s mind numbing that they would even think of this.”

While others like Ashley Stroud and Shaun Agnew side with the district that turning the American Family building into a new

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The Staggering Costs of Health Insurance “Sludge”

Administrative complexity is the biggest single source of waste in the health care industry. | iStock/Chinnapong

Seems everybody has a horror story about health insurance: Kafkaesque debates with robotic agents about what is and isn’t covered. Huge bills from a doctor you didn’t know was “out of network.” Reimbursements that take months to process.

It’s no secret that health care in the United States is tangled in wasteful red tape. A study in 2019 estimated that administrative complexity was the single biggest source of waste in health care — bigger even than fraud or over-pricing — and imposes an annual

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