Category: Car Insurance

Man sentenced to prison for insurance fraud over lies about how his vehicle was damaged

A Woodland Hills man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for lying to his insurance company about how the damage occurred, prosecutors said. Raymond Merkley, 41, had been charged in connection with filing a fraudulent auto insurance claim, according to a news release from the Ventura County District Attorney's Office. Merkley damaged his vehicle while illegally off-roading in Hungry Valley State Park in... Read Article

Driving Safely In Inclement Weather

The arrival of spring means a long break from icy, snow-packed roads and winter driving conditions. Although snow and ice may not be a problem during the warmer months, inclement weather can still cause hazardous driving conditions. High winds and heavy rains are common in the spring, and peak tornado season is during the spring and summer. Weather Hazards In The Spring and Summer During... Read Article

These Are the Most and Least Expensive States for Car Insurance

Aside from factors like your age, driving record, and gender, the state you live in also has a significant effect on your insurance rates. Car insurance costs are a substantial expense, and where you live has a substantial effect on rates. The most expensive state for car insurance is Michigan at an average cost of $2,611 annually, according to a study by It's followed... Read Article

Spending A Year Abroad: Do I Still Need Insurance For My Car Back Home?

If you are planning to travel abroad for a year and leave your car stored in the USA, you may be wondering if you need to carry auto insurance for the period of time during which the vehicle is not in use. The answer will depend on the circumstances, as well as where you live. State Law Auto Insurance Requirements Although laws vary from state... Read Article

Insurance Companies Are Monitoring Your Phone to See How Much You Use It While Driving

A disturbing amount of us use our phones to talk, text, or send our awful tweets while behind the wheel, but you might want to think twice before sending that next tweet, and not just for self-preservation purposes. More and more insurance companies are monitoring your cell phone usage when you’re driving. One in five insurance policies in the U.S. now offer discounts if you... Read Article