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29 November 2012

Insurance Information Institute Warns about Identity Theft over Holidays

Aric Mitchell, Posted in News

Insurance Information Institute Warns about Identity Theft over Holidays

The Insurance Information Institute (III) is warning consumers to hone up on their identity protection initiatives this holiday shopping season. The reminders were issued as part of a November press release in which the industry leader in insurance information advised on a number of precautions consumers should take throughout the year, but especially during the holidays.

28 November 2012

GEICO Rolls Out Changes on iPad App

Aric Mitchell, Posted in News

GEICO Rolls Out Changes on iPad App

GEICO Insurance rolled out some significant changes to its iPad mobile application on Tuesday (Nov. 27), according to a company press release.

The changes that the new app will offer include "swipe and explore interaction and data visualization," the release stated, allowing customers to see their policy information in a new visual format.

27 November 2012

UnitedHealth Group Reports Most Americans Acting as Caregivers

Aric Mitchell, Posted in News

UnitedHealth Group Reports Most Americans Acting as Caregivers

Americans are a giving lot, according to a new survey. 

Specifically, the survey, reported in a news release from UnitedHealth Group, found that many Americans—75%—earn less than $25,000 yet still find a way to care for loved ones on Medicare with complex health care needs.

24 November 2012

Nationwide, Progressive Warn of Parking Lot Accident Uptick over Holidays

Aric Mitchell, Posted in News

Nationwide, Progressive Warn of Parking Lot Accident Uptick over Holidays

If you avoided a parking lot ding this Black Friday, don't think you're out of the woods just yet. Nationwide Insurance reports that, according to 2012 claims data, 13% of accidents that occurred took place in parking lots. With Black Friday deals starting earlier in 2012 than years past and going beyond the (in)famous day-after-Thanksgiving sales - the busiest time for retailers - the risk will continue to grow.

20 November 2012

Obama Administration Pushes More Details on Affordable Care Act

Aric Mitchell, Posted in News

Obama Administration Pushes More Details on Affordable Care Act

The Obama Administration released more details on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is set for full implementation in 2014. The announcement came from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who struck a triumphant tone in the wake of results in the November presidential election.

16 November 2012

State Farm Distracted Driver Survey Sheds Light on 'Webbing' While Driving

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State Farm Distracted Driver Survey Sheds Light on 'Webbing' While Driving

State Farm Insurance Company’s outlook for the holidays is more than a cautionary tale. On the heels of the company’s efforts to raise cooking fire awareness for Thanksgiving, the fourth annual State Farm survey on distracted driving has been released with concerning details.

Apparently, it’s not just teenagers and younger drivers you have to worry about using mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle. All drivers are guilty, and beyond texting, many distracted drivers are using their smartphone devices to access the Internet.

 

16 November 2012

State Farm Warns about Thanksgiving Cooking Fires

Aric Mitchell, Posted in News

State Farm Warns about Thanksgiving Cooking Fires

Frying up a turkey on Thanksgiving - is there any more delicious American tradition than that? For millions of U.S. citizens, the answer is no. But if you count yourself among that group, State Farm has a very important message for you. Be careful. Extremely careful.

14 November 2012

Allstate Insurance Named to the Civic 50

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Allstate Insurance Named to the Civic 50

Allstate Insurance earned a Top 50 ranking from the Civic 50 survey, it was announced this week (Nov. 12).

The insurance provider topped out at No. 13 overall and No. 4 in the financial services sector, beating out most of the Standard and Poor (S&P) 500 corporations considered.