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Buying auto insurance online? What you need to know before you do!

Shopping for car insurance online can be convenient, but there are drawbacks associated with each way you can shop. Here's what you need to know before you shop car insurance on an insurance company's website, through an aggregator or through a digital insurance agent.

What is an insurance deductible?

A deductible is the amount you have to pay after filing a claim before your insurance company starts paying for further costs associated with the loss. Learn more.

by  Joel Ohman on Mar 20, 2018

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Top 5 insurance coverages every new parent should have

Adding a child to your family is a life-changing moment. You can protect your family's finances and minimize your risks with these five insurance coverages: health insurance, liability insurance, disability insurance, life insurance and umbrella coverage.

by  Jen Phillips on Mar 15, 2018

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Geico vs. Progressive: Which car insurance company do customers say is better?

Geico and Progressive are two of the nation's biggest car insurance companies, but which one should you purchase insurance from? Clearsurance has used policyholder feedback and ratings to determine how Geico and Progressive compare on claims, customer service, loyalty and overall rating.

by  Marcy Updike on Feb 28, 2018

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Drowsy driving: car insurance industry recognizes an epidemic

Drowsy driving reportedly has risky driving behaviors. Here is what you need to know about this problem and how to combat it.

by  Jen Phillips on Feb 22, 2018

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How does auto insurance work for car-sharing services?

Planning to loan your car on Turo? Or maybe you're planning to rent using Zipcar. You may need additional coverage beyond traditional car insurance. These car-sharing tips will provide you with the questions you need to ask your agent or insurance company before you share your car or rent your car.

by  Jen Phillips on Feb 05, 2018

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Does staying loyal to an insurance company pay off?

Staying loyal to an insurance company does not necessarily reward you. I became a customer of a large insurance company with captive agents, but after ten years, I learned that my loyalty did not result in discounts and better prices. Learn from my experience and avoid paying higher insurance rates.

by  Stacy Varney on Jan 25, 2018

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Distracted driving statistics: The dangers of texting while driving

More than half a million drivers use their smartphones while driving on a daily basis. View distracted driving statistics here.

by  Jen Phillips on Jan 18, 2018

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What every parent should know about car seats

If you're involved in a car crash, check your insurance policy; some insurers may cover some or all of the cost of replacing a car seat in the event of a crash. Parents should also be aware that car seats do expire.

by  Jen Phillips on Dec 18, 2017

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Top ways to lower your car insurance premium

Car insurance companies offer various discounts that can be a great way to lower your monthly or annual premium. Bundling multiple policies together or taking advantage of a clean driving record are great ways to save money on your car insurance.

by  Ryan Baillargeon on Dec 11, 2017

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How does your car insurance or homeowners insurance company rank?

Clearsurance helps eliminate some of the unknowns of making car insurance and homeowners insurance decisions with its crowdsourced rating and review platform.

by  Stacy Varney on Nov 09, 2017

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Devices such as Progressive’s Snapshot are changing car insurance

Tracking devices, such as the Progressive Snapshot, monitor a driver's habits for a chance at a car insurance discount. See how they work.

by  Ryan Baillargeon on Nov 06, 2017

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Save on premiums when adding a teen to your car insurance

Adding a teen to your policy will likely raise your car insurance rates but taking advantage of discounts, such as good grades and data tracking devices, can prevent your premium from soaring.

by  Jen Phillips on Oct 16, 2017

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10 life stages that affect your insurance needs

From car insurance to homeowners insurance, from life insurance to Medicare, here's a run down of the types of insurance you may need by your stage in life.

by  Alison Tobin on Oct 02, 2017

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What is uninsured motorist coverage?

If you're hit by an at-fault driver who doesn't have liability insurance, uninsured motorist coverage will pay for the damages, up to your policy’s limits.

by  Jen Phillips on Sep 25, 2017

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5 Tips to negotiate the best settlement for my totaled car

Did your car insurance company offer you a settlement for your totaled car? Learn the best tips to fight your insurance company and get top dollar when settling with your auto insurance company.

by  Andrea Keyo on Sep 18, 2017

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Do I need different car insurance as an Uber driver?

While Uber does provide auto insurance for its drivers, there is a gap in the policy. Because of this, Uber drivers should consider investing in a ride sharing policy.

by  Ryan Baillargeon on Aug 02, 2017

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3 Insurance tips when renting a car overseas

Most car insurance companies don't extend coverage to rental cars overseas, but many credit card companies do. Here's some tips if you're renting a car abroad.

by  Jen Phillips on Jul 12, 2017

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