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The Worst Auto Insurance Companies of 2011

The 5 Worst Auto Insurance Companies of 2011 An attempt to get auto insurance quotes or even a cursory glance online will lead to a list of dozens of insurance companies that claim to offer the best auto coverage. However, while some of these companies are well known for their superlative customer support, product, claim responsiveness and integrity, a surprising number of establishments are just around to make a quick……Read More

Recommended Auto Insurance Companies for 2012

Although scouting for a good company that lives up to its reputation and advertising message will take some work, in the long run it is well worth the time and effort. It is important to thoroughly scrutinize the reviews and feedback of a company before approaching them for a policy. Fortunately for the consumers, some companies have consistently maintained and upheld the best industry service standards. Amica Mutual The company……Read More

How are the Top Car Manufacturers Handling the Recession

Auto manufacturers took the hardest hit when the economy went spiraling down in most parts of the developed world. The US auto market which is often considered to be the barometer of economic health and consumer sentiments has seen its most taxing time in the last 3 years with even the major players in the market like General Motors and Ford grappling under the financial woes. Fortunately, government aid and……Read More

American Made vs Import Cars

People who are in the market for a new vehicle inevitably come up on the raging debate about American cars vs Foreign cars. While there are proponent and opponents on both sides, the fact is that both imported and home made cars have their fair share of pros and cons. So, there is no one car maker or model that is better than the others in all aspects and the……Read More

Best Ways to Protect Against Car Thieves

Depending on the type and model of the car owned, auto theft prevention can be huge concerns for auto owners. Unfortunately, the problem is further compounded by the higher premiums charged for the more expensive vehicles with a higher theft rate. However, a simple yet effective solution exists to the problem in the form of thievery protection devices; these can safeguard the investment of auto owners and lower auto insurance rates…….Read More

Industry Issue Over Free Car Insurance

New buyers of GM cars are getting free car insurance for one year through MetLife. The agreement between the auto maker and the insurer is intended to be mutually beneficial, bringing new customers to both companies. Independent insurance agents have expressed their displeasure with the arrangement, feeling it gives MetLife an unfair advantage in a highly competitive market. Test Marketing The deal is only available in the states of Washington……Read More

Blue Cross Loses Class Action Suit: Violated Health Care Practices

In May, California health care giant, Anthem Blue Cross, initiated a large increase in premiums and deductibles on several hundred thousand policyholders. The move was widely met with criticism from the government and state insurance regulators, but the increases were put through as planned. Some California residents received increases of close to 20% on their policies. Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group that is based in Santa Monica, filed a……Read More

NC Man Robs Bank for $1 to Go to Jail…For Health Care

In a scene that was like something out of a movie, a North Carolina man walked into a bank in Gaston, NC and robbed one dollar, in order to get sent to jail. His reason for his odd behavior? He has several health problems, no insurance, and no hope. So he decided to go to jail, where his health care would be provided free of charge. James Richard Verone is……Read More

New Study: Medicaid/CHIP Patients Wait Longer for Specialists

A new study authored by the University of Pennsylvania has been released, chronicling the difficulties that children covered by Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans have getting to see a specialist—if they can get to see one at all. Currently, the wait to see a specialist under private health insurance is 50% shorter than the waiting period endured by children who have public assistance plans. Dr. Karin Rhodes,……Read More

Health Insurance Waiver Program to End Sooner

In a move which was surely calculated to smooth Obama’s re-election efforts next year, the President’s administration announced on Friday that the health care waiver program will end. This program has been fiercely criticized by GOP congressmen ever since its inception. Although Obama’s camp stated that political concerns were “Absolutely not” a factor in this policy decision, it is difficult to view it any differently. Steve Larsen, the head of……Read More