Nov 082006
 

Maybe the reason you pay so much for insurance is your driving record? Do you know the rules of the road? According to GMAC, 1 in 11 licensed drivers would fail a written drivers test if taken again today, at least I am not one of them! A driving test would be another matter all […]

Nov 082006
 

I just took the GMAC National Drivers Test and scored a 95%. Not too bad. I will concede the one question I got wrong, even though I, personally, have not seen the ‘correct answer’. According to GMAC, 1 in 11 licensed drivers would fail a written drivers test if taken again today, at least I […]

Nov 022006
 

The Washington State Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler, just announced a new Web-based tool for consumers, called the annual Complaint Comparison Guide. The guide gives consumers information about the number of complaints filed against auto, health, or homeowners insurance companies and compares the company’s volume of complaints to that other similar companies. The most useful piece […]

Nov 022006
 
Washington State Launches Online Insurance Complaint Comparison Guide

In a recent press release Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced a new Web-based tool for consumers, called the annual Complaint Comparison Guide. The guide allows consumers to search online for their auto, health and homeowners company and compare the company’s volume of complaints to other similar companies. “Consumers deserve to know how their company stacks […]

Nov 022006
 

::iimageright(“sparrow.gif”,”Corbin Sparrow”):: I received a call today from another insurance agent looking to find an insurance company that would insure a Corbin Sparrow. I had never heard of the thing, so I quickly plopped the term into Google and was surprised at what I saw, a one passenger electric vehicle that appears to be a […]

Sep 302006
 

::imageright(“http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:ZfB4VZHjIp-t2M:http://media.skoopy.com/misc/car_crash/01.jpg”,Car Crash”):: On August 21, 2006, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) passed a regulation requiring car makers to inform customers if the car contains an Event Data Recorder (EDR). According to Wikipedia An Event Data Recorder or EDR, is a device installed in some automobiles used to record information related to accidents. These […]

Jun 272006
 

Business Week Online has an interesting story on whether the ID theft scare is actually hype by the media rather than an actual threat with harm being done. The conclusion of the article is what caught my attention: Perhaps the most spooky thing about the ID-theft scare is that chances are high the data weren’t […]

Apr 062006
 

Rueter’s News reports that GEICO’s friendly little gecko is going to need to hire a lawyer: ::imageright(“http://static.flickr.com/20/68826253_56f1f9693b_m.jpg”,”www.StrangeZoo.com”):: Three former policyholders of auto insurer GEICO Corp. filed a federal lawsuit on Monday accusing the company of discriminating against blacks by using education and employment status as factors in setting auto insurance rates. It said that because […]

Mar 222006
 

::iimageright(“CarCrush.jpg”,”Crushed Cars”):: The BBC reported that police in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland stopped a 25-year-old for a routine check on March 4th and his vehicle was seized when he could not produce proof of insurance. When the owner of the car failed to provide proof of insurance or pay the fine after two weeks, the […]

Mar 142006
 

Many people have never heard about Broadform Named Operator policies. One reason is that Washington is one of the few states that allow this kind of policy. If you live anywhere in Washington State and think this is what you need or have questions, contact Mid-Columbia Insurance for Broadform & SR-22 insurance. So, what’s different […]