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A new bill has passed the Oklahoma House that could result in fewer cars on the road. The bill permits any vehicle to be towed away immediately if it appears as uninsured with the new instant auto insurance verification system. In response to voters? requests state Representative, Steve Martin, passed the bill in an attempt to take uninsured motorists off the road.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has put instant auto insurance Read the rest of this entry »

One in four American teens of driving age says he or she has texted while driving, and almost half of all youths ages 12 to 17 say they have been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel, according to a survey released in November by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

So when Darcy Ahl’s 16-year-old son tried to answer his phone while driving, she was rattled to the core. The car started swerving on a busy interstate, and Read the rest of this entry »

One in four American teens of driving age says he or she has texted while driving, and almost half of all youths ages 12 to 17 say they have been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel, according to a survey released in November by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

So when Darcy Ahl’s 16-year-old son tried to answer his phone while driving, she was rattled to the core. The car started swerving on a busy interstate, and Read the rest of this entry »

Shaping health care and financial services regulatory reform legislation to the interests of their members, while keeping on top of a host of additional federal lawmaking efforts essential to the business, will keep property and casualty insurance lobbyists extremely busy throughout 2010.

The intense Senate debate over health care reform took up most of December, with a bill passed by a party-line vote on Christmas Eve after the controversial Read the rest of this entry »

One in four American teens of driving age says he or she has texted while driving, and almost half of all youths ages 12 to 17 say they have been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel, according to a survey released in November by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

So when Darcy Ahl’s 16-year-old son tried to answer his phone while driving, she was rattled to the core. The car started swerving on a busy interstate, and Read the rest of this entry »

An online poll of home and auto insurance customers has found there is a generally high rate of satisfaction among them with the companies that provide their coverage.

According to the public opinion study by Malvern, Pa.-based Insurance Research Council, 91 percent of respondents with auto insurance said that they were either very satisfied (61 percent) or fairly satisfied (30 percent) with their current auto insurer.

Eighty-nine Read the rest of this entry »

Why is it that so many people seem to hate—or at the very least, distrust—the insurance industry? What impact, if any, does this undercurrent of suspicion and hostility have on the bottom line? And is there anything the business can do to improve its image, or is insurance doomed to be forever tarnished by a poor reputation?

These are some of the hard questions I’ve been addressing for the past two years in a series of public speeches Read the rest of this entry »