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August 2020
Liberty Mutual’s Michael Aldous Joins EverQuote as VP of Insurance Data, Product Services

Liberty Mutual’s Michael Aldous Joins EverQuote as VP of Insurance Data, Product Services

EverQuote, Inc., an online insurance marketplace, has added Michael Aldous as vice president of Insurance Data and Product Services.
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Nationwide partners with Insurtech for video telematics

Nationwide partners with Insurtech for video telematics

Nationwide has partnered with Samsara to offer video telematics to its E&S customers with 11 or more commercial trucks.
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Excitement on the Commercial end of Insurtech - Buckle announces new funding, possibly looking toward acquisition

Excitement on the Commercial end of Insurtech - Buckle announces new funding, possibly looking toward acquisition

Buckle, a commercial insurance insurtech focusing on auto lines, has already made one acquisition this year in order to add state insurance licenses, and it seems more are on the way. Atlas Financial, the parent company of American Country Insurance Company and American Service Insurance Company, reported a letter of intent from Buckle to acquire the stock, charters and state licenses of those two units. Atlas previously sold Gateway Insurance Company to Buckle this year.
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New cellphone driving laws go into effect Wednesday in Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota. How effective are similar bans in other states?

New cellphone driving laws go into effect Wednesday in Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota. How effective are similar bans in other states?

In Indiana, the new statute says that a driver can be stopped by police, fined up to $500, and potentially lose their license for having a phone in their hand while driving – regardless of the phone is being used.
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EverQuote to Acquire Leading Healthcare Agency Crosspointe

EverQuote to Acquire Leading Healthcare Agency Crosspointe

EverQuote, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVER), a leading online insurance marketplace, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Crosspointe Insurance & Financial Services, LLC, a leading health insurance agency headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.
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Here's why you should consider changing your auto insurance

Here's why you should consider changing your auto insurance

Did you know that you are free to change your auto insurance at any time? Maybe you do know that, but don't want to deal with the inconvenience of changing providers. Or maybe you simply already think you have a great deal.
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Just Auto bets on telematics tech from Smartcar for launch

Just Auto bets on telematics tech from Smartcar for launch

Sports betting may seem like an unlikely inspiration for a new usage-based insurance company, but for Just Auto, it provided the a-ha moment.
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Who's the bigger disruptor, step right up!

Who's the bigger disruptor, step right up!

I’ve never been a big fan of the term disruption. I believe that in the InsurTech world, a majority of the startups are partnering with incumbents to enable industry transformation. They are catalysts for change, to be sure. But few are truly turning the industry on its head.
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July 2020
What Happens If You Get Caught Driving Without Insurance?

What Happens If You Get Caught Driving Without Insurance?

Do you go to "Insurance Jail"?! In almost every state in the U.S. — the exception being New Hampshire — you are required by law to carry car insurance if you have a car registered in your name. The consequences of not doing so vary from state to state but generally include fines and fees that are more costly than car insurance premiums.
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More IoT devices, but homeowners' insurance adoption still lags potential

More IoT devices, but homeowners' insurance adoption still lags potential

Internet-connected smart devices are dramatically impacting the whole home insurance environment. Consumers are welcoming to their residences the "Internet of Things, " comprising anything from smart doorbells and access controls to sophisticated monitoring equipment that automatically reports incidents, but we're still not realizing the full benefit to consumers that all this splendor can bring.
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