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Insurance can be tricky business. Check out our insurance tips & news to help you make better decisions.

Did You Know?
Bundling your homeowner’s policy with your car insurance doesn’t always save you money. It may be wise to have an independent agent look at separating the policies. The discount you got for bundling may be outweighed by a lower competitive price.

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Insurance Basics
  • Auto Insurance Made Easy
    Understanding insurance can often be like trying to learn a foreign language. Many find it confusing and intimidating. Fortunately, there's help. Here is a quick reference designed to help you understand some of the most common kinds of coverages. The reference was put together by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies.
  • Fact or Fiction: Uncovering Auto Insurance Myths
    Like a teenager eager to try a new video game, playing before reading the rules, many drivers buy insurance without really understanding what they're buying. In the rush to feel “covered,” they can skip the details. That can lead to frustration. Following are five insurance myths heard by some of the more than 13,000 claims people at Progressive, one of the country’s largest auto insurance companies.
  • Putting Insurance Companies to Work for You
    Car insurance may be one of the last things that comes to mind when you think about saving time, but the insurance company you choose can actually have a big impact on your time should trouble strike.
  • Car Insurance Myths Debunked
    Do red cars really cost more to insure? Is Comprehensive coverage really comprehensive? Should you and your neighbor be paying the same amount for car insurance? Leading car insurer Progressive debunks a few of the more widely held myths.
  • Six Steps To Take If You're In An Accident
    Car accidents can wreak havoc on an otherwise peaceful day. Even if they’re minor, they can often create confusion. You might ask yourself, how should I react? What should I do? Leading car insurer Progressive offers these simple steps to follow after an accident.
  • Used Car Buying Tips
    Before you buy a used vehicle, here are a few tips from leading car insurer Progressive to make sure you're getting your money's worth.
  • Cutting New-Car Costs
    To help consumers control car costs—from sticker price to insurance premiums—The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies offers these tips.
  • Four Questions To Get The Right Auto Insurance
    Having the right type of policy can help ensure that you, your employees and your business are all protected in the unfortunate event that one of your vehicles is involved in an accident.
  • Take Action to Avoid Driving Distractions
    It may seem harmless to answer a quick call, grab a bite to eat or let your dog ride in your lap when you're behind the wheel. But in 2008, accidents caused by distracted drivers injured about 515,000 people. It takes two hands, a sharp eye, and your full attention to safely drive your car. Anything that keeps you from doing so means you're driving while distracted, or "DWD."
  • Smart Tips for Insurance Shoppers
    When buying a car, there's more to consider than the make and model. Price, size, gas mileage—even the way it feels behind the wheel—affect your decision. You also should weigh your options when buying auto insurance. With many brands and features and price ranges out there, it pays to do your homework.
  • What's covered by my car insurance?
    If you aren't sure what's covered by your car insurance, you're not alone. Read some of the most frequently asked questions of Progressive Insurance —and their answers—so that you can be confident when making decisions about your car insurance.
  • Rent a Car With Confidence
    Approach the rental counter with confidence knowing whether you really need to get the supplemental insurance offered by the rental car company. Car insurance group Progressive offers these tips to help you make a smart decision.
  • No Slip-Sliding Away: How to Stay on the Road
    Unpredictable weather can cause reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions that make it challenging for even the most experienced drivers. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself, your passengers and your car.
About Independent Agents
  • Are All Insurance Agents the Same?
    To get the best deal on insurance, many people consult an insurance agent or broker. But did you know that there are different kinds of insurance agents and brokers and the one you choose can make a big difference in the type of service you get and the choices you're offered?
  • An Independent Approach To Car Insurance
    Many consumers are finding they can drive down the cost of car insurance—and the time it takes to select the right policy— by contacting an independent insurance agent or broker.
  • Declare Your Independence
    Understanding the differences among types of insurance agents can make a big difference to your bottom line. The type of agent you choose will determine the choices you're offered.
  • Do you need optional insurance when you're renting a car?
    You're standing at the car rental counter waiting to start your vacation when you're asked a tricky question. Do you want to buy damage waivers, also known as car rental insurance? How will you answer?
  • Safe Driving Tips
    Whether you're making a quick trip to the grocery store or heading off on a cross-country road trip, the road can be full of unexpected obstacles. Even if you're a safe driver with a reliable vehicle, you never know when a flat tire or car accident could derail your plans. Leading car insurer Progressive offers these tips to avoid getting stranded.
  • In Tough Times, See Your Insurance Agent
    Drivers need to stay insured to protect themselves. But there are ways to save real money on your insurance.
  • An Easy Answer to Pain at the Pump
    Drivers need to stay insured to protect themselves. But there are ways to save real money on your insurance.
  • Save Money on Car Insurance
    In addition to shopping around, there are other steps you can take to lower your insurance rate.
  • Shop Smart For Insurance with a Local Agent
    When you're tackling something unfamiliar—booking a trip, doing your taxes—and you want to make sure it's done right, you hire a professional. The same is true with car insurance.
  • Get the Insurance Discounts You Deserve
    One in five drivers aren't taking advantage of all the car insurance discounts available to them, according to a survey by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. To make sure you're getting the savings you deserve, ask your independent agent for a policy review.
  • How to choose: captive vs. independent insurance agents
    There are different kinds of insurance agents and brokers. The one you choose can make a big difference in the type of service you get and the choices you're offered.
  • Five questions that can save you money on car insurance
    Asking your local independent agent the right questions can mean big savings on car insurance. Leading car insurer Progressive recommends asking these questions.

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