Don’t Rely On Driver Assist Systems, Says Insurance Institute

  Earlier this month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published a paper titled “Reality Check” after testing five of the electronic driver assist programs for Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo, both on a track and on public roads. The result? “Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and […]

Travelers Reports Most Expensive Cause of Damage is Fire

Last week, we talked about the most frequent reasons for insurance claims. This week, we’re reporting on the most expensive causes of damage. Those of us in the west, especially California, are no strangers to the destructive force of fire, and this year we are breaking records–even though we thought we’d done that last year. […]

Top Reason for Home Damage? Weather, Says Travelers

Recently, the insurance carrier Travelers released its interactive report titled “Top Ways Things Can Go Wrong”, identifying the most common and costliest causes of home damage. By examining its own national homeowners insurance claim data from 2009 through 2016, the report by Travelers highlights the types of claims that are most prevalent in some of […]

Has Your Teen Just Earned Their Driver’s License? The First Three Months Are Deadliest.

If you think teaching your teen to drive is a harrowing experience, wait until you hand them the keys for their first solo drive. Then their first night out. Has your blood pressure gone up yet? First of all, you’re not alone. Most parents go through this anxiety, and rightfully so. Sadly, a study┬áby the […]