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The Benefits of Telematics for Company Vehicles

By accident investigation, Auto, Business, car camera, Claims, Commercial, commercial insurance, company drivers, company vehicles, fleet claims, fleet management, fleet performance, fleet safety program, fleet tracking, Insurance, Liability, Loss Control, Risk Management, Technology, telematics

When I’m completing a risk management review for one of our commercial partners, the most common area of losses we discuss are fleet claims. Whether your company has one vehicle or 100, having drivers out on the roadway poses a…

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Avoid Collision Towing and Repair Scams

By Accident, airbag fraud, anti-fraud, Auto, auto repair, bandit tow trucks, chop shops, Claims, collision, collision repair, fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, Risk Management, scam, towing

  Unscrupulous and dishonest collision repair operators are key contributors to the nation’s insurance fraud problems. There are many types of collision repair fraud scams, ranging from airbag fraud to chop shops that dismantle and resell stolen v…

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Finding Solutions to Fleet Safety Management Questions

By Auto, Azuga, Business, Central, Claims, Commercial, commercial auto policy, company car, company drivers, company vehicles, fleet, fleet management, fleet safety program, fleet tracking, Insurance, Loss Control, Risk Management, Safety cam, telematics

Fleet Management is a stressful task in all types of companies and operations…from the fleet that is a major part of a company’s operations such as large trucks, to a small company that has one to five vehicles. According to…

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Do you have collision AND comprehensive coverage? You better check!

By Accident, Auto, auto insurance, collision coverage, comprehensive coverage, deer, deer crashes, Insurance, Personal, personal auto insurance, road conditions, road safety, Weather

It’s that time of year when all the deer are roaming around, so it can be dangerous for people traveling on the road (see our recent blog post Oh Deer! Drive Defensively this Season). We also know that ice and snow are coming…

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Excess Policy or Umbrella Policy? What’s the difference and which is better?

By Accident, Auto, Business, business owner, Commercial, commercial auto policy, commercial insurance, commercial umbrella policy, commercial underwriting, excess policy, Insurance, Liability, self-insured retention

One of the questions a commercial lines underwriter hears most is, “Is your umbrella follow-form?” Basically, will it only increase the limits of my current coverage (follow-form), or will it also offer some additional coverage (umbrella)? …

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Common Misconceptions about the Personal Umbrella Policy (Part 2)

By Auto, extra protection, Home, Insurance, Personal, Personal Insurance, Personal Umbrella, personal umbrella policy, protection, Umbrella, umbrella policy

Back in 2017, I wrote about several misconceptions that are common to personal umbrella policies. While those four misconceptions still hold true, I thought I would turn this into a two-part series since there are other misconceptions that are quite…

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