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Stickers on Trucks Saying They are Not Responsible for Breaking Your Windshield are Incorrect

They’re frequently seen on the roads, and frequently the source of anxiety – stuff, after all, often falls off the back of those trucks all the time. Who hasn’t had the experience of picking up at least a little crack … Continue reading

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The Most and Least Expensive States for Car Insurance in 2022 are Revealed

According to Bankrate’s study, the average cost of car insurance in the US takes up 2.57% of a driver’s annual income, which is equivalent to $1,771 annually. Click here to read more.  

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Tesla Expands Insurance Offering to Three New States

Tesla says it is the second largest insurer of Teslas in Texas, one of its first auto insurance markets. Click here to read more.  

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Insurer Won’t Pay for a New Windshield? State Law Requires They Offer That Option

In most states, comprehensive insurance covers replacement after you pay your deductible. Click here to read more.  

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How American Family Insurance is Investing in the Agency Channel

As insurers rethink agent relationships, American Family Insurance is looking ahead, investing in digital tools and solutions that help agencies stay on top of trends and changing customer needs. Click here to read more.  

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Not Telling a Customer about Calibration Could Cost You $2,500 in Arizona

If the Senate Bill 1410 recently passed in Arizona becomes law, auto glass shops that neglect to tell customers about calibration before they begin a glass replacement would be fined $2,500 —each time. The bill requires that customers be informed … Continue reading

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State Farm Reports Average Auto Hail Claims $5,000

Total Auto and Home insurance claims were $2.5 billion in 2021, down from $3.1 billion in 2020. Auto hail claims totaled $480 million. Click here to read more.  

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Texas Auto Insurers are Planning Big Rate Hikes in 2022

If you’re a Texas driver who’s insured by one of the larger insurance providers, odds are your bills could be going up this year. Insurance companies plan to hike rates in 2022, and some companies are raising rates by more … Continue reading

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Arizona Auto Insurance Rates Climb as Driving Rebounds from Pandemic

After giving customers premium credits and refunds in 2020 as people stayed home and insurance claims plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, auto insurers are raising rates to help cover higher claims costs driven by increased driving, higher repair costs … Continue reading

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Who’s at Fault When an Autonomous Vehicle Gets Into a Collision?

Self-driving cars may be the way of the future, but rules and regulations around auto insurance are still playing catch up. Click here to read more.  

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The Cost of Calibration, Part 5: South Gulf

GlassBYTEs.com’s series discussing the cost of calibration in different U.S. regions concludes this week with the South Gulf area, which includes Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. Thirty year-old Venable Glass Services operates locations in Brandon and … Continue reading

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Completes Acquisition of State Auto Group

Through the mutual transaction and merger, originally announced in July, Liberty Mutual adds $2.3 billion in premium and becomes the second-largest carrier in the independent agent channel. Click here to read more.  

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As Prices Top $4 a Gallon, Should You Consider an Electric Vehicle?

Not only are electric-vehicle sticker prices higher on average than comparable cars and SUVs with traditional internal-combustion engines (ICE), the cost to insure an EV outruns its gasoline-guzzling cousins. Click here to read more.  

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The Cost of Calibration, Part 4: North Central

GlassBYTEs.com’s series discussing the cost of calibration in different U.S. regions continues this week with the North Central area. John and Beth Earl own Earl’s Auto Glass in Cozad, Neb. “I would agree with that,” Beth Earl says of the … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Rates ‘Aren’t Skyrocketing’ Despite 4% Annual Inflation

With inflation surging at the fastest pace in 40 years, consumers are feeling the pressure of higher prices behind the wheel. Motor vehicle insurance premiums rose 4% annually in January, which is slightly lower than the overall inflation rate of … Continue reading

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Windshield?

A broken or cracked windshield is one of the most common vehicle repair problems motorists face. According to Insurance Journal, 30% of all automotive insurance claims are windshield-related. Approximately 14 million windshields are replaced in America each year. Drive long … Continue reading

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New AI Imperatives in Claims for 2022

In 2021, the insurance industry was buffeted by the four-pronged effects of climate change, social change, the pandemic and the evolving expectations of employees and policyholders. In the year ahead, we expect these forces to continue to accelerate digital transformation. … Continue reading

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‘He was Real Pushy:’ ‘Free’ Windshield Offers Can Trigger Lawsuits and Higher Premiums

Action 9 exposes some “free” car windshield offers that can trigger lawsuits and higher car insurance premiums. Pat Carosone of Orlando said he felt like a winner when he answered a random phone call. Click here to read more.  

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The Cost of Calibration, Part 2: the West

In part 2 of our five-part series on the cost of calibration across the U.S., we look at the perspective of shops out west. Rick Valentine owns Intermountain Auto Glass in Boise, Idaho, where set pricing is in place for … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Alberta’s New Auto Insurance System

On Jan. 1, Alberta became the latest Canadian province to implement a “direct compensation for property damage” (or DCPD) auto insurance model, following in the footsteps of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Click … Continue reading

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The Cost of Calibration, Part 1: the Northeast U.S.

As technology advances in automobiles, the necessity for calibrating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) after repair or replacement of a windshield is growing. But, who should pay for calibration? In a five-part series, glassBYTEs.com explores the cost in different regions … Continue reading

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Drivers Offered Car Insurance Refunds After Being Overcharged

Hundreds of drivers will be refunded for their car insurance after renewal letters incorrectly stating the price of no claims bonus protection were sent out. No claims bonus (NCB) protection is additional coverage that drivers can purchase which protects their … Continue reading

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Changes to Auto Insurance Across Canada in 2021

At the same time, regulatory bodies from several provinces laid the groundwork for auto insurance reform and took steps to improve insurance systems. Many of these initiatives will take effect in 2022. Here is a look back at the important auto insurance changes across Canada from 2021 and what drivers can expect this year.    … Continue reading

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Average Auto Insurance Rates in Michigan Increase Slightly, but are No Longer Highest in Nation

The average cost of auto insurance slightly increased over the past year as more drivers parked at home during the early months of COVID-19 returned to the roads — but Michigan no longer has the highest average rates in the … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Rates Expected to Increase in 2022

Auto insurance rates are expected to rise by about 0.6% this year, according to a recent ValuePenguin study. Increased rates are attributed to increased technology in vehicles in the last six years. Click here to read more.  

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NAIC: Auto Insurers Earned Big Bucks in 2020 During Worst Economic Year of Pandemic

Private passenger auto insurers earned $250.6 billion in 2020 a report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) determines. The NAIC Report on Profitability by Line by State notes that findings are not determinations of “whether current rates are … Continue reading

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GEICO vs. Nationwide 2022 Car Insurance Comparison

Choosing between GEICO and Nationwide for your car insurance can be challenging. Both insurers have solid reputations and offer affordable rates for drivers across the United States. Click here to read more.  

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GEICO vs. Liberty Mutual 2022 Car Insurance Comparison

GEICO and Liberty Mutual are major companies with longstanding reputations in the car insurance industry. Both companies provide drivers with policies that offer different benefits and at varying costs. Click here to read more.

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Car Insurance Costs Already Soaring Under Tough New Rules Implemented This Week

Motor insurance costs have already risen as insurers look to claw back profits lost from new regulations. Click here to read more.  

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Vehicle Insurance Coverage Requirements Change in Virginia on Jan. 1

Starting in the new year, the minimum insurance coverage that drivers will need to have for their vehicles will increase in Virginia. Senate Bill 1182 raises the minimum liability insurance coverage requirements over the next three years. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Uber Driver with Leukemia Says Enraged DC Driver Cracked Windshield, Spit on Him

An Uber driver says he was the victim of a road rage attack while driving in Northwest D.C. Friday, leaving him with $1,600 worth of damage to his windshield and making it more difficult to cover medical expenses. Click here … Continue reading

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Weather-related Claims Peak Early After Storms Arwen and Barra

Auto Windscreens reports an early peak this year in weather-related claims in the United Kingdom following storms Arwen and Barra, which brought heavy rain and snow to the region. “We usually see the most weather-related claims between mid-January and March,” … Continue reading

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Toyota Launches Its First Branded Auto Insurance Offering in Five States

Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS) is now offering customers automobile insurance via what it calls quality, customizable coverage at affordable rates. The product, fittingly dubbed Toyota Auto Insurance, aims to make the policy purchase process quick, easy, and flexible. Click … Continue reading

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Tesla Charges Into Auto Insurance Market

Strictly producing cars has proven to not be enough for electric car company Tesla. The revolutionary brand is now trying to take the auto insurance world by storm. Click here to read more.    

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Report Finds Michigan Auto Insurance Rates Remain High Despite Reform Law

Despite Michigan’s auto insurance reform law pushing down premiums by an average of 18% since its implementation – the steepest drop in the US – the state still has the most expensive auto policies in the country, a new analysis … Continue reading

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Windscreen Claims and Cost are On the Rise

With more Kiwis likely to be on the roads this summer, AA Insurance is preparing for more windscreen claims, and the costs that come with them. Click here to read more.  

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Michigan Drivers to Receive Auto Insurance Refunds of $400 Per Vehicle

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association will issue $3 billion in auto insurance refunds — $400 per insured vehicle — to Michigan drivers, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services announced Tuesday. Click here to read more.  

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More Than Half of Polled Canadians Keep Their Auto Insurer for Five Years or Longer

A whopping 84% of Canadians have stayed with their auto insurer for two or more years and 58% have remained with the same company for more than five years, according to a Ratehub survey. Click here to read more.  

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Uninsured Michigan Drivers Urged to Take Advantage of Auto Insurance Amnesty

State leaders in Michigan are encouraging residents to secure auto insurance before the amnesty period expires and premiums begin to rise. The amnesty period is part of the state’s no-fault reform legislation, which took effect in July 2020. Click here … Continue reading

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ADAS Reduces Loss Costs For Auto Insurers Despite Increased Repair Costs, LexisNexis Says

Advanced driver assistance systems result in fewer claims and reduce insurers loss costs by up to 23%, according to a paper by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Click here to read more.

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Protest Over Auto Insurance Reform and New Proposals

A protest was held in Livonia over changes in auto insurance put into place by no-fault insurance reform and a proposal for refunds that protestors say should help catastrophic accident victims. Click here to view video.  

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All Drivers Have Been Warned About an Increase in Auto Insurance Scams

Scams such as ghost broking have been claimed to be on the rise, as fraudsters take advantage of motorists returning to their former driving habits. Ghost broking is when fraudsters pose as insurance brokers in order to sell counterfeit policies. … Continue reading

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Whitmer Pushes for Every Michigander with Auto Insurance to Receive Refund Check

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling on the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to deliver refund checks to every Michigander with auto insurance. It would be part of the auto insurance reform signed into law back in 2019, according to a news … Continue reading

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Drivers Can Save Money on Car Insurance If They Have Anti-Theft Devices Installed in Their Vehicles

Anti-theft devices can help drivers reduce the risk of having their cars stolen. Most new vehicles come equipped with some form of anti-theft device. Drivers who own older vehicles can make their cars safer by installing one or more anti-theft … Continue reading

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Tesla’s New Insurance Uses Real-time Car Data to Decide the Likelihood of an Owner Crashing

Tesla’s new insurance product—based on “real-time driving behavior”—could help drivers save money, the company claims. Click here to read more.  

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Finance Guru Reveals How You Can Save on Your Car Insurance with One Very Simple Trick

Speaking on his weekly MoneySavingExpert ITV show, the finance guru urged drivers to take advantage of the so-called 21-day rule. Martin said: “The 21-day rule is if you’re coming up for renewal, that is the sweet spot to get your … Continue reading

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State Orders New Car Insurance ‘Stimulus Checks’ — Are You Due Another Refund?

While Washington stopped entertaining the idea of a fourth stimulus check, advocates and at least one state are still pushing car insurance companies to hand you some COVID-19 cash. Click here to read more.  

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California Orders Car Insurance Refunds for More Drivers

Millions of California drivers are due refunds on their car insurance premiums, the state’s insurance commissioner said on Wednesday. Click here to read more.

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Tesla’s Self-Driving Cars a Step Toward a Future Without Auto Insurance

The phrase “asleep at the wheel” could soon lose all meaning as Tesla and other automakers push self-driving cars closer to reality. CEO Elon Musk says select Tesla drivers could get their hands on “full self-driving” software as early as … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Premiums: The Most Expensive Cities for Parents of Teen Drivers

Adding a novice driver to your auto insurance plan is bound to hike the price you pay – but in some U.S. cities, it can cost parents more money. Two parents who add a 16-year-old to their full-coverage auto insurance … Continue reading

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GEICO to Significantly Hike Auto Insurance Rates

GEICO is set to raise auto insurance rates in Illinois by more than 6% on average – one of its highest rate increases in the state in the last six years. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Insurance Could Launch in Texas Next Month, New York in 2022

Tesla Insurance is poised to launch in Texas next month and New York in 2022, according to CEO Elon Musk, who gave additional details regarding the electric automaker’s insurance initiative on Twitter last night. Click here to read more.

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How Pay-Per-Mile Auto Insurance Works

If the pandemic changed where you work, you may be able to get some auto insurance savings. If your commute ended or it’s now only a couple days a week—or you have always worked from home—you might benefit from pay-per-mile … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ida Destroyed so Many Cars, it Could Raise Prices Further

The average price Americans pay for a new car has set a new record for five consecutive months. It’s likely to climb still higher this month. We can cite all the usual culprits — supply shortages, an economic recovery, people … Continue reading

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Guess Who Profited Most in the Pandemic?

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Center for Economic Justice (CEJ) have estimated that auto insurance companies made a nearly $30 billion profit in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both say state insurance regulators have failed to … Continue reading

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Report Shows Link Between Distracted Driving and Auto Insurance Premiums

The Coronavirus forced the country into a state of constant change for months as medical professionals and government leaders tried to learn as much as they could while offering safety guidelines. The auto glass industry was directly impacted when states … Continue reading

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Auto Insurance Agencies See Reduced Claims Since Virus Outbreak

As more states implement shutdowns in an effort to limit COVID-19’s reach, auto insurance providers run the risk of declines in insurance claims. J. Robert Hunter, Consumer Federation insurance director and Birny Birnbaum, Center for Economic Justice director, wrote a … Continue reading

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Why Choosing the Right Insurance Impacts Your Shop

There are a few insurance policies industry experts say are beneficial for auto glass companies to have. Of them, auto liability, general liability and workers compensation should be the main options needed, as stated in a recent webinar given by … Continue reading

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State Farm Responds to Claims of Influencing Non-OEM Auto Repair

A jury recently found Texas-based John Eagle Collision Center liable for injuries sustained by Matthew and Marcia Seebachan following a 2013 crash because  a repair was not done according to OEM specifications, according to the verdict. Now, State Farm is … Continue reading

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Access Insurance Company Ordered Into Liquidation

A Texas district court judge has issued an order of liquidation of Access Insurance Company, an auto insurer incorporated in Texas but headquartered in Atlanta, after the Texas Insurance Department found the insurer unable to pay off its debts. The … Continue reading

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Arizona Senate Bill Clears First Hurdle

After much discussion, Arizona SB 1155, a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s current anti-steering laws and requiring timely inspections of glass claims, cleared the state’s Senate Committee on Government.  “I come here before you today as someone who’s been … Continue reading

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Proposed Anti-Steering Amendment Clears Indiana State Senate

An Indiana bill designed to prohibit insurers and related entities from requiring an insured to use a specified auto repair shop has cleared the state Senate and is currently waiting to be heard in the House of Representatives. SB 164, … Continue reading

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Florida Insurer Windshield Inspection Bill Clears Another Senate Committee

Florida state Sen. Dorothy Hukill’s proposed amendment to current legislation that would require an insurer’s inspection prior to a windshield repair or replacement cleared another Senate committee hearing. “[Auto glass repair] companies have been lurking in parking lots, waiting by … Continue reading

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Proposed Arizona Bill Addresses Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Practices

Arizona state Senator David Farnsworth has introduced an amendment to the state’s current legislation that relates to auto glass repair and replacement practices. More specifically, it addresses how auto insurers and third party administrators (TPAs) should handle auto glass claims.  … Continue reading

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Iowa Representatives Propose New Bill Concerning Auto Repair Facility Choice

The Iowa House of Representatives has introduced a bill that aims to add a section regarding automobile repair facility choice to the state’s law. However, the bill notes that “automobile repair business or location” does not apply to facilities that … Continue reading

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Proposal that Would Require Insurer Windshield Inspections Passes Florida Senate Committee

A proposed amendment to Florida legislation that would require an insurer’s inspection before a windshield is repaired or replaced has been cleared by a Senate committee. The bill, which is identical in language to the House bill proposed by Rep. … Continue reading

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Going with Direct Billing? Here are a Few Tips from Auto Glass Shop Owners

If you’re looking to go the direct billing route, here are a few more tips and recommendations that could work for you. For more information on the topic, look to the January/February issue of AGRR magazine. 1. There’s an App … Continue reading

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Bill Aims to Add Insurer Inspection Prior to Windshield Repair in Florida

The proposed amendment to a current Florida legislation that would require an inspection of a windshield’s damage by an insurer before it is repaired or replaced has now been introduced to the state’s legislature. The proposed amendment reads, “A policy … Continue reading

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Exploring Direct Billing as a Viable Payment Option

Over the course of nearly two decades, automotive insurance providers have slowly but surely offloaded their responsibilities to third-party administrators (TPAs)—businesses (or business divisions) set up for the sole purposes of dolling out referrals, making payments and shuffling electronic paperwork … Continue reading

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Uptick in Domestic Auto Sales; Vehicle Repair and Insurance Prices Also Increase

Domestic sales for new autos experienced an uptick November to December. According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. automotive unit retail sales increased by 6 percent, or 20,900 units, on a month-over-month basis. Year … Continue reading

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Update: Proposed New Hampshire Bill Submitted to House Committee

The proposed amendment to a previously pre-filed bill in New Hampshire has been submitted to the House Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The amendment would require auto insurers to reimburse independent repair shops—including glass companies—similarly to auto dealerships. If … Continue reading

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PPI: Prices for Materials Used in the Auto Glass Industry Increased

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry increased in November, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for specialty glass, which includes auto glass, in the … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Reversal of Anti-Trust Lawsuit Encourages Progression of Similar Cases

The reinstatement of a lawsuit by five auto repair shops against insurers for violating antitrust laws has spurred more auto shops whose lawsuits have been stagnant since 2015 to follow suit. In September, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed … Continue reading

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PCI Urges Florida Senate to Pass Windshield Inspection Bill

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee to pass Senate Bill 396, which would require insurers to inspect a damaged windshield prior to it being repaired or replaced—an effort, the … Continue reading

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Proposed Florida Bill Aims to Add Insurer Inspection Prior to Windshield Repair

Florida Rep. Rene Plasencia has proposed an amendment to current legislation that would require an inspection of a windshield’s damage by an insurer before it is repaired or replaced. The bill has been pre-filed in the Florida state legislature, and, … Continue reading

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PPI: Auto Glass Prices Rise as Year Nears End

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry increased notably in October after months of stagnation, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for specialty glass, which … Continue reading

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Geico Motions for Entry Default Judgement against VIP Auto Glass

Geico General Insurance Company has asked the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division to enter default judgment in its favor in the October 2016 lawsuit filed by VIP Auto Glass (VIP). The auto glass shop was seeking … Continue reading

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J.D. Power Finds Insureds Slow to Accept Digital Claims Reporting

Auto insureds have been slow to accept digital claims reporting despite insurers’ push toward using mobile apps and digital channels to purchase insurance, according to J.D. Power’s 2017 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction study. The report noted that the results were … Continue reading

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Assignment of Benefits Necessary for Industry

Assignment of benefits can put all parties involved in a vulnerable position, but the practice is necessary for the survival of the automotive glass industry, according to Morgan and Morgan attorney Anthony Prieto. At Auto Glass Week™, he spoke to … Continue reading

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Report: Auto Insurance Industry Could Drop by 71 Percent

With the rapid advancements in autonomous vehicle technology and regulations, the auto insurance sector could decrease by 71 percent, or $137 billion, by 2050, according to a recent report by KPMG. The report, which was originally released in 2015, has … Continue reading

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Eleventh Circuit Reinstates Auto Shops’ Lawsuit Against Insurers

Five auto repair shops, who claimed several insurance companies fixed repair prices, have had their case reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The shops, which are located in different states throughout the country, originally had … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey Rips Through Southeastern Texas, Damaging Auto Glass Shops

Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, pounded Houston and surrounding areas over the weekend, bringing with it devastating amounts of rain, which in some parts, have yet to cease. The National Weather Service forecasters expect some areas to see rainfall … Continue reading

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Domestic Sales for New Autos Continue to Decline

Domestic sales for new autos continued to decrease from June to July. According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. automotive unit retail sales dropped slightly by 5.8 percent, or 23,400 units, on a month-over-month … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Against State Farm Could See Its Day in Court

The lawsuits Matthew and Marcia Seebachan recently dismissed against State Farm for its alleged role in influencing an auto repair not up to OEM specifications may be resurrected at a later date.  The couple recently dropped their respective lawsuits for … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Dismissed Against State Farm for its Influence on Auto Repair

Matthew and Marcia Seebachan have dismissed their cases against State Farm Mutual Automobile Company, which alleged the insurer influenced an auto repair that didn’t meet OEM specifications in order to increase its bottom line. The lawsuits, which were filed separately, … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Highlight the Influence Auto Insurers Have Over Auto Repairs

John Eagle Collision Center, a Texas auto body shop, is in the midst of a $1 million lawsuit for alleged negligence due to a repair of a 2010 Honda Fit roof. According to court documents, the collision center neglected to … Continue reading

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Reliable Insurance Sends Email Recommending Glass Shop

Reliable Insurance Network, an independent agency servicing Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona, recently sent an email to its insureds recommending Safelite for all auto glass repair or replacement needs, specifically if the car is equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Sponsor Cohen Grossman Attorney at Law

Auto Glass Week™ 2017—a three-day action-packed event with everything a technician could ask for—is welcoming Cohen Grossman Attorney at Law as a Cobalt sponsor. Whether you’re looking for advice, education on the latest industry products and tools, the latest installation … Continue reading

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National Underwriter Ranks Top Auto Insurance Groups by Net Premiums

National Underwriter Property & Casualty recently released its annual list of the top earners in the insurance industry. The list is based on data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, a research and analytics company headquartered in New York City. The … Continue reading

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Recent Stats Show Decline in Auto Sales and Increase in Insurance and Repairs

Domestic auto sales experienced a slight decrease from May to June. According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. automotive unit retail sales dropped by 8.3 percent, or 36,200 units, on a month over month … Continue reading

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U.S. Drivers Are Open to Sharing Data to Save on Auto Insurance

U.S. consumers of all ages are willing to embrace connected cars and usage-based car insurance (UBI) in order to receive a better deal on auto insurance rates, according to a recent Wilson Towers Watson survey. The global risk assessment and … Continue reading

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PCI Warns Consumers of Alleged Auto Glass Repair Shop Fraud

A July press release from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is warning Floridian consumers to not fall victim to rampant auto glass repair schemes that take place in the summer months. Since travel is up during the … Continue reading

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Amica Selects IMS for On-Demand Auto Insurance Telematics Program

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a connected car and insurance telematics solution provider, has been chosen by Amica Mutual Insurance Co. as its partner for an on-demand insurance telematics program. Amica’s upcoming program will be powered by IMS’ DriveSync connected car … Continue reading

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European Commission and CCPC Investigate Auto Insurers in Ireland

Earlier this month, European Commission officials, as well as officials from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), carried out unannounced inspections at certain auto insurers in Ireland to investigate suspicions of price fixing.  “The Commission has concerns that the … Continue reading

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Auto Insurance Premiums Trail behind Losses

According to a recent report by the Insurance Information Institute (III), auto losses and expenses have increased steadily each year, surmounting private passenger auto premiums—but it’s not due to lack of increased rates.  The report, which examined premiums and loss … Continue reading

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J.D. Power: Auto Insurance Price Satisfaction Down, Overall Satisfaction Up

J.D. Power recently released its 2017 U.S. Auto Insurance study, which examines customer satisfaction, reported that rates increased for 26-percent of consumers this year. This, unsurprisingly, caused price satisfaction to decline, though other areas of overall customer satisfaction increased, the … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Bills Could Amend Auto Insurance Definition

Massachusetts Senator Michael Moore introduced a bill to amend the state’s current definition of insurance, which umbrellas auto insurance. The proposed amendment reads, “Section 1 of chapter 157L, as added by chapter 493 of the acts of 2014, hereby amends … Continue reading

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Startup Auto Insurer Root Hires CFO From Stalwart State Auto

Startup Auto Insurer Root Hires CFO From Stalwart State Auto

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Motorist Alleges State Farm Failed to Provide Benefits After Collision

Motorist Alleges State Farm Failed to Provide Benefits After Collision

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Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility Names Mark Wagenschutz as Executive Director

Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility Names Mark Wagenschutz as Executive Director

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Use of Lawyers to Fight Insurers Shows ‘Failure’ in Auto Insurance System, Report Says

Use of Lawyers to Fight Insurers Shows ‘Failure’ in Auto Insurance System, Report Says

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New Bill Would Lower Detroit Auto Insurance, but Could Raise it in Rest of State

New Bill Would Lower Detroit Auto Insurance, but Could Raise it in Rest of State

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Ontario’s Auto Insurance System ‘One of the Least Effective’ in Canada, Report Finds

Ontario’s Auto Insurance System ‘One of the Least Effective’ in Canada, Report Finds

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Auto Insurance Reforms Pass Senate Committee, But Don’t Count on Rate Savings

Auto Insurance Reforms Pass Senate Committee, But Don’t Count on Rate Savings

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U.K. Car Insurance Rates May Rise 28% to Record $1,200 a Year

U.K. Car Insurance Rates May Rise 28% to Record $1,200 a Year

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Kuhnmuench: Insurers Echo Call to Reduce Auto Insurance Rates

Kuhnmuench: Insurers Echo Call to Reduce Auto Insurance Rates

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How Tesla Might Change Personal Auto Insurance

How Tesla Might Change Personal Auto Insurance (TSLA)

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Ontario Releases Report on Auto Insurance

Ontario Releases Report on Auto Insurance

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ADAS Can Lead to Higher Auto Insurance Prices

New cars with crash prevention technology and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are causing auto insurance rates to rise dramatically, according to a Wall Street Journal article published April 3. The article explains that safety features such as autonomous braking, … Continue reading

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Bill to Nix Use of Age, Credit for Auto Premiums Stalls

Bill to Nix Use of Age, Credit for Auto Premiums Stalls

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Horace Mann Insurance Updates Fast Glass Service Message

The Illinois-based insurance provider, who has been providing insurance to teachers since 1945, has added a new disclaimer to its Fast Glass Service hotline within the last year.When a caller is waiting to be connected to an agent, they will … Continue reading

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Losses on Auto Insurance Hurt Nationwide 2016 Financial Results

Losses on Auto Insurance Hurt Nationwide 2016 Financial Results

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Good2Go Auto Insurance Becomes a Member of the National Safety Council as of April, 2017

Good2Go Auto Insurance® Becomes a Member of the National Safety Council as of April, 2017

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Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

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True Mileage Unveils New Intelligent Usage Based Auto Insurance Device

True Mileage Unveils New Intelligent Usage Based Auto Insurance Device

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Florida House Members Move On Auto Insurance Changes

Florida House Members Move On Auto Insurance Changes

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NC Insurance Officials to Challenge Auto Rate Increase

NC Insurance Officials to Challenge Auto Rate Increase

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Unemployment Is Affecting Auto Insurance Rates

Unemployment Is Affecting Auto Insurance Rates

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Auto Insurance Industry

How Artificial Intelligence Could Change the Auto Insurance Industry

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Jupiter Auto Insurance Taps Elafris for AI Solution

Jupiter Auto Insurance Taps Elafris for AI Solution

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Root Auto Insurance Launches “Lyft on Us” Program for Good Drivers

Root Auto Insurance Launches “Lyft on Us” Program for Good Drivers

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Car Insurance Rates on the Rise in Louisiana

Louisiana car insurance rates are on the rise again and one big culprit could be the smartphone. The National Highway Safety Administration finds distracted driving is the cause for 20% of crashes in the state. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says drivers are having a hard time putting down the cell phone and focusing on the road. Continue reading

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No-Fault Auto Insurance Fee Going Up July 1

No-Fault Auto Insurance Fee Going Up July 1

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Auto Insurance Fraud Costs Canadian Consumers Billions of Dollars Each Year

Auto Insurance Fraud Costs Canadian Consumers Billions of Dollars Each Year

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This Auto Insurance Company Wants to Lower Rates for Tesla Self-Driving Cars

This Auto Insurance Company Wants to Lower Rates for Tesla Self-Driving Cars

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ACCC Rejects Commission Cap on Car Insurance Add-Ons

ACCC Rejects Commission Cap on Car Insurance Add-Ons

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Senator Tony Mendoza Convenes Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Insurance in California

Senator Tony Mendoza Convenes Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Insurance in California

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Report: Auto Insurance Costs Rise 7.5 Percent

The cost of motor vehicle insurance has gone up in the last year, and the emergence of new technology, including advanced driver assistance systems, could be playing a role in these increases. An Insurance Information Institute (III) analysis of the Consumer … Continue reading

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Some Car Dealers Refuse to Recalibrate Aftermarket Glass

Is OE glass now a requirement for recalibration after a windshield replacement? Continue reading

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State Farm Sued for Bankrolling Judge

Customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. brought a class-action suit against the insurance company, claiming it helped elect a judge and block a billion-dollar award against State Farm. Continue reading

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