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Predictive Modeling and Your Insurance Premiums

This post was originally published on this sitePredictive modeling is a analytic process that uses data mined from a variety of sources to create a statistical model of future behavior. Increasingly, it’s being used in the insurance industry to decide what to charge you...

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Hail Damage and Homeowners Insurance

This post was originally published on this siteThroughout most of the US, spring and summer is storm season and often that means hail stones raining down on your home. The biggest hail stone ever recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was 7...

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Hail Damage and Car Insurance Claims

This post was originally published on this siteAlong with picnics, vacations and reading long novels, summer also means devastating storms like those that recently ripped through Wyoming, Colorado and Oklahoma. The damage done by tornado-force winds gets plenty of press, but the hail stones...

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Sleep Disorders and Health Insurance

This post was originally published on this siteMaybe it’s the economy, but Americans are having an increasingly difficult time falling asleep and staying asleep. The U.S. Institute of Health estimates that 30 million of us suffer from insomnia, another 6 million have moderate to...

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Stupid Traffic Tickets

This post was originally published on this siteNew Jersey just passed a new law requiring that pets must wear seat belts when riding in a vehicle. Failure to obey this law will result in fines of $250 to $1,000 and as much as six...

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Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing and Car Insurance

This post was originally published on this siteDoes your car spend a lot of time just sitting in the driveway? What if you could make a few extra bucks renting it out by the hour to neighbors who don’t want the expense of car...

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Save on Homeowners Insurance with Green Discounts

This post was originally published on this siteThe insurance industry are seeing green and that’s a good thing if you’re a eco-conscious homeowner looking to save money on your homeowners insurance coverage. Many insurers are now offering premium discounts of up to 10% to...

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Green Vehicle Insurance Discounts

This post was originally published on this siteIf the threat of $5-a-gallon gasoline or concern for the environment haven’t motivated you to trade in your gas-guzzler, maybe the additional savings from green vehicle insurance discounts will be the tipping point. Several car insurance comp…

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Dogs Bite Homeowners Insurance Premiums

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week (who knew?) and good time to raise your awareness about one of the hidden costs of dog ownership: higher insurance premiums or even outright denial of coverage. TheInsurance Information Institute estim…

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