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Category: Auto


Have you Heard of Infotainment Data?

By Nathan Chunn Most people are aware of the information that can be collected from a vehicle’s “black box.” However, the information that can be gained from the Infotainment Center in a vehicle is not as widely known. Infotainment Data,…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month #JustDrive

It seems like every day we are hearing of a new accident caused by distracted driving. Whether it was caused by someone texting, scrolling on their phone, or just not paying attention to the road, distracted driving accidents are all…

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Catalytic Converter Thefts: A Return to Popularity

By Tobi Haynes As if 2020 didn’t have enough problems, it appears to have also caused a drastic increase in catalytic converter thefts. You may wonder what the pandemic and the catalytic converters have in common, but to law enforcement…

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The Benefits of Telematics for Company Vehicles

When I’m completing a risk management review for one of our commercial partners, the most common area of losses we discuss are fleet claims. Whether your company has one vehicle or 100, having drivers out on the roadway poses a…

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Avoid Collision Towing and Repair Scams

  Unscrupulous and dishonest collision repair operators are key contributors to the nation’s insurance fraud problems. There are many types of collision repair fraud scams, ranging from airbag fraud to chop shops that dismantle and resell stolen vehicle parts, to…

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Do you have collision AND comprehensive coverage? You better check!

It’s that time of year when all the deer are roaming around, so it can be dangerous for people traveling on the road (see our recent blog post Oh Deer! Drive Defensively this Season). We also know that ice and snow are coming…

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Finding Solutions to Fleet Safety Management Questions

Fleet Management is a stressful task in all types of companies and operations…from the fleet that is a major part of a company’s operations such as large trucks, to a small company that has one to five vehicles. According to…

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Excess Policy or Umbrella Policy? What’s the difference and which is better?

One of the questions a commercial lines underwriter hears most is, “Is your umbrella follow-form?” Basically, will it only increase the limits of my current coverage (follow-form), or will it also offer some additional coverage (umbrella)? Of course, the answer…

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Common Misconceptions about the Personal Umbrella Policy (Part 2)

Back in 2017, I wrote about several misconceptions that are common to personal umbrella policies. While those four misconceptions still hold true, I thought I would turn this into a two-part series since there are other misconceptions that are quite…

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Buying a New Car? Don’t Forget the Insurance!

Buying a new car is such an exciting experience. You’ve done all the research, you’ve finally found the perfect car and you are about to pull the trigger and start the purchasing process. But are you prepared? Did you bring…

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