The Top Ten Highest and Lowest Teen Insurance States

According to a recent study sponsored by online insurance marketplace InsuranceQuotes.com, the cost of insuring your new teen driver varies from state to state. The average increase was about $2,000 or an eighty-four percent increase for a married couple with two cars. Hawaii had the lowest increase while … [Read more...]

Adding a Teen to Your Car Insurance Policy Will Nearly Double Your Premium

San Jose, California -- According to a new report, sponsored by InsuranceQuotes.com and conducted by Quadrant Information Services, adding a driver age sixteen to nineteen to a couple's car insurance policy will significantly raise the couples rates. A higher rate is expected when adding a teen to a car … [Read more...]

Fire Insurance Rates Remain Steady Despite Hefty Payouts in Colorado, California

Chicago, IL -- Insurance companies are paying out big time this year to homeowners who lost their homes during some of the California and Colorado fires this year. In 2009, insurance companies saw $790 million in insurance claims, just a fraction of the claims seen already this summer. In June’s Black Forest … [Read more...]

More Employers Offering Pet Insurance as Perk

Although the number of people who sign up to insure their pet through their employer remains small, more companies are starting to offer pet insurance policies for their employees through Veterinary Pet Insurance, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other organizations to help … [Read more...]

Pet Policies on the Rise Among Pet Owners

Pets can be a huge part of someone’s family, and now more than ever are people willing to take out better insurance for their pets than themselves to help cut costs of routine treatments and medications. The cost of health care for humans has risen faster than most of our income, but pet insurance has … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Sued for its Vaginal Mesh Implant

A Halifax woman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson Inc. for alleged debilitating pain and extreme psychological stress after having a vaginal mesh implanted in 2008. Virginia Corkum received the Gynecare Tension Free Vaginal Tape-Obturator sling mesh to treat a bladder prolapse … [Read more...]

Commercial Insurance Rates Going Up In Texas

San Francisco, CA- Commercial insurance rates are going up from two to six percent across the board this month, in Texas. This is according to data reported by electronic insurance exchange MarketScout on Friday. The increases were somewhat expected by most business owners. In a statement on the topic of the … [Read more...]

Banks Fall Short in Helping Struggling Homeowners

San Francisco, CA- A new report released last week shows that homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure often wait too long to file the application to be reviewed by modification specialists, putting borrowers deeper in financial debt.  While banks are doing better at helping homeowners keep their homes on … [Read more...]

Food-Trucks Lobby for Their Right to Operate in Akron

San Francisco, CA- Officials from Akron Ohio are not pleased with the new food-truck craze that is affecting their city. The president of the Akron city council stated that a committee will be looking into food trucks and the effects they have on the established restaurants in the area. Local food-truck … [Read more...]

Congress Looks at Flood Insurance

San Francisco, CA- One year after Congress applied significant changes to the government's flood insurance program, protests have begun to stream in from homeowners who are facing higher premiums. It is causing coastal lawmakers to press for delays that would preserve below-cost rates for hundreds of … [Read more...]