Washington Business Owner And Mom Charged with Insurance Fraud

Article 0 Comments Two Yakima County, Wash. residents were charged in Superior Court this week in connection with separate auto insurance fraud claims. The charges followed investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. William Gaethle Tara-Lee Tillet William Gaethle, of Yakima, was charged with first-degree theft and filing […]

State Farm Announces 4.9% Auto Insurance Rate Decrease in Virginia

Article 0 Comments State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company will cut its rates in Virginia for the second time in two years. As a result, its overall personal auto rate will drop by 4.9 percent. The total state-wide expected impact for State Farm Mutual by this rate decrease in Virginia […]

Hawaii Drunken Driving Bill Would Prohibit Alcohol Purchase for 3 Years

Article 0 Comments Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a measure that would allow judges to prohibit people convicted of drunken driving from purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol for three years after their conviction. The measure, introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Chris Lee, has yet to be heard by the House Finance […]

Former Agents in Washington Charged with Theft for Writing Fake Policies

Article 0 Comments Three Pierce County, Wash. residents were charged with crimes related to insurance fraud in Pierce County Superior Court The charges follow investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. All three were charged by the Washington state Attorney General’s Office and are scheduled to appear for […]

Parent-Centric Auto Insurer, Apparent, Launches in Texas

Article 0 Comments Apparent Insurance, a new auto insurance company designed for parents by parents, has begun offering coverage in Texas. The company has been established to provide specialized coverage and services for parents at every stage of their lives. The plans, features, and discounts evolve alongside the families they […]

Ohio Insurtech, Root, Plans to Expand Further, Grow Workforce

Article 0 Comments Columbus, Ohio-based Root Insurance, says it plans to expand into additional states in 2019 and increase its workforce by 150 percent. The insurtech in 2018 added 12 states — Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Delaware, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota, Maryland, Oregon, Nebraska and South Carolina — and […]

Driverless Shuttle Making Debut in Utah State Capitol

Article 0 Comments A driverless public shuttle is expected to make its Utah debut this year as state officials test the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. The Salt Lake Tribune reported the shuttle that holds about a dozen people is expected to begin operating in February at the state Capitol. It […]

Michigan Senate GOP Priority: Cutting Car Insurance Rates

Article 3 Comments Michigan Senate Republicans have signaled their intent to make lowering high auto insurance premiums a top priority in the two-year session, proposing legislation that would make it optional for Michigan drivers to buy what is now mandatory unlimited medical coverage. Senate Bill 1 is the first to […]

Criminalizing 1st-Time DUIs in Wisconsin Is a Tough Sell

Article 0 Comments With a new Democratic ally in the governor’s office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense drunken driving. On paper it might look like a can’t-miss bipartisan initiative, but it’s not that easy in a […]

Fatalities on Nevada Roads Reached 10-Year High Last Year

Article 0 Comments Fatalities on Nevada roads hit a 10-year high last year. Preliminary data from the Department of Public Safety show 331 people died in crashes in 2018, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. They died in 301 crashes and three-quarters of them happened in Clark County. “In 2008 we […]