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July 2019
California Officials Expect Fires to Follow the Summer

California Officials Expect Fires to Follow the Summer

With summer expected to be a hotter-than-normal, California officials are warning that wildfire season is just beginning. Significant rainfall during the winter and spring months brought an increase in grasses, and as those dry out the lower elevations will become

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Tesla Vehicles Top Most Expensive to Insure List

Tesla Vehicles Top Most Expensive to Insure List

Luxury vehicles and sports cars account for nearly half of the 25 vehicles with the highest insurance costs, according to a new analysis. Telsa’s Model X and Model S grabbed the top 2 spots with the average cost to insure

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Los Angeles Drivers Not the Worst, Report Finds

Los Angeles Drivers Not the Worst, Report Finds

Drivers in the greater Washington D.C. area ranked worst in the nation according to a new report from a major auto insurer. Allstate’s “America’s Best Drivers Report” found drivers in Baltimore and the District of Columbia are the most likely

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June 2019
Firefighters Look to Big Data to Help Battle Wildfires

Firefighters Look to Big Data to Help Battle Wildfires

It takes grueling groundwork to stop a wildfire, but firefighters in Southern California are hoping big data and artificial intelligence can help save lives and property. According to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Fire Department has been testing

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Southern California Earthquake Swarm Not Alarming to Scientists

Southern California Earthquake Swarm Not Alarming to Scientists

A swarm of more than 1,000 small earthquakes has been rattling San Bernardino and Riverside counties for the past month. While the cluster of quakes may elicit some fear, experts do not believe tremors under the city of Fontana will

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California Readies for a New Fire Season

California Readies for a New Fire Season

Officials across California are on edge about another potentially explosive wildfire season as the calendar heads towards the hot summer months. Fire experts warn that heavy rains of the past months produced an excess of vegetation, which will become dry

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April 2019
Sharing on Social Media Could Drive Up Your Insurance

Sharing on Social Media Could Drive Up Your Insurance

As insurers start to look to add social media to the data they review before issuing policies, you may want to think twice before posting to Facebook. Sharing social media posts that include risky behavior such as rock climbing or

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Premium Costs Will Rise as Climate Changes, Insurer Warns

Premium Costs Will Rise as Climate Changes, Insurer Warns

The world’s largest reinsurance firm, Munich Re, is sounding the alarm that changes to the climate could make insurance too expensive for many people. Munich Re blamed global warming for the more than $20 billion of losses that have occurred

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California Looks to Toughen New Data Privacy Law

California Looks to Toughen New Data Privacy Law

California consumers could gain even more power to sue companies for misusing their personal data under new bills introduced in the state legislature. Set to go into effect in 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is considered the nation’s

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February 2019
Homeowners See Rising Rates, Policies Canceled After Devastating California Wildfires

Homeowners See Rising Rates, Policies Canceled After Devastating California Wildfires

The devastating wildfires in California last year are putting more homeowners in harm’s way as insurers are raising rates and canceling the coverage of some customers. Insurer AAA has announced it will not renew less than 1 percent of its

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