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Driver assistance helping keep accidents down despite bad habits

Driver assistance helping keep accidents down despite bad habits

Distracted driving and major speeding violations are on the rise, and technology will play a key role in helping to keep drivers safe and shaping the auto insurance customer experience, according to a new report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a provider of advanced analytics services for businesses and governmental entities.
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Geospatial data reveals where unexpected storm risks lie

Geospatial data reveals where unexpected storm risks lie

Every summer, the insurance industry braces for “hurricane season” and the spike in claims that comes with it. Natural disasters, including, but not limited to, winds, rains, hurricanes and floods, batter the U.S. with their destructive forces, destroying nearly everything in their path.
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Verisk Telematics Data Integration with Honda Now Live, Providing New Opportunities for Usage-Based Insurance Innovation

Verisk Telematics Data Integration with Honda Now Live, Providing New Opportunities for Usage-Based Insurance Innovation

Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) announced today that for the first time, U.S. auto insurers can access driving data from consenting owners of connected Honda and Acura vehicles. The data, available exclusively through the Verisk Data Exchange™, can help insurers deliver the benefits of their usage-based insurance (UBI) programs to an expanded audience of customers.
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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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Kansas is the 35th State to Approve Cambridge Mobile Telematics’ Insurance Scoring Model

Kansas is the 35th State to Approve Cambridge Mobile Telematics’ Insurance Scoring Model

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) announced today that Kansas is the 35th state to approve its latest telematics-based insurance scoring model - the most accurate and reliable smartphone solution on the market to assess driving risks. This approval ratifies that insurers offering policies in Kansas – as well as 34 other U.S. states – can work with CMT to use this scoring model to price policies in telematics programs, including those that use CMT’s DriveWell platform.
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Root thinks UBI can wean auto insurers off credit scores

Root thinks UBI can wean auto insurers off credit scores

A replacement for the good old credit score. It's been long awaited, sought after and pontificated about. What's better than how exactly someone drives, as opposed to how someone handles their finances. Credit may have correlated to "risk" on the road, but why settle for a proxy when you can have the real thing?!
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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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