I recently read an article posted by Businessinsider regarding the auto insurance industry and thought I would add a little insight. It seems the auto insurance companies feel the pain when the economy improves, profits are down, does this mean rates go up. The typical consumer feels more confident. I took a few minutes and looked on the department of insurance website rate filing section and found the following:
Allstate took a 10.0% rate increase effective 4/18/2016 on New Business and 5/18/16 for their renewal book.
State Farm 7.1 rate increase 10/12/15, Pending new filing 6/20/16
Berkshire Hathaway Group (GEICO) 6.7% effective 1/14/16, GEICO also took +5.6% increase effective 11/5/15
Nationwide 9.7% increase 10/17/15
Other Carriers with pending rate filings:
American Family - 5/25 ,CSAA - 7/1, PEMCO - 6/15, State Farm 6/20
USAA - 5/5
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