Maggie is a Senior Content Strategist and insurance writer at Reviews.com. She’s been with the company since October 2017, and spends much of her time striving to answer all the questions you had about insurance but were maybe afraid to ask. The coolest purchase Maggie has ever made was a foldable kayak (and yes, it really does float).

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Why You Need Rideshare Insurance and Which Companies Offer It

Why You Need Rideshare Insurance and Which Companies Offer It

Apr 18, 2019 | News

Rideshare Insurance Definition Anyone who makes money driving for a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft should carry special insurance above and beyond their personal car insurance policy. This add-on is called “rideshare coverage” or Transportation Network Company (TNC) coverage, if you’re feeling official. It covers drivers in instances where their personal car insurance or…

Colonial Life Insurance Review

Colonial Life Insurance Review

Apr 12, 2019 | Review

Colonial Life Insurance Review The first thing you should know about Colonial Life is that it only sells insurance products through employers. If you’re here because your company offers a Colonial Life benefit package and you’re wondering what that entails, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking to buy a policy on your…

Seven Bizarre Things Covered by Your Home Insurance

Seven Bizarre Things Covered by Your Home Insurance

Apr 11, 2019 | News

1. Stray Wildlife Maybe you’ve heard the story about ransacking raccoons that caused $80,000 worth of damage to a Boston area house. Or the one where a moose falls through the window of a Breckinridge home, shattering glass and prompting the family to call 911 suspecting a burglary. Then there was the city-dwelling couple who…

Insurance Companies Can See Your Social Media. Time to Scrub Your Profiles?

Insurance Companies Can See Your Social Media. Time to Scrub Your Profiles?

Apr 10, 2019 | News

Insurance is not an industry known for tech innovation or startup unicorns. Most of the companies that safeguard our homes, cars, and financial legacies are giants that have been profitably plugging along for generations—some since as early as the 18th century. “Change in the insurance industry has, in the past at least, occurred at the…

What Happens When Smart Home Tech and Insurance Meet

What Happens When Smart Home Tech and Insurance Meet

Apr 09, 2019 | News

American Family announced last week that it’s working with Neos, a U.K.-based technology company, to bring something called “smart home insurance” to the U.S. market. Home insurance being a traditionally slow-to-change industry, AmFam’s move to introduce the internet of things (IoT) into the mix perked our ears up. We were also intrigued by the idea…

Instagram Wants to Change the Way You Shop. It Just Needs Your Credit Card Number.

Instagram Wants to Change the Way You Shop. It Just Needs Your Credit Card Number.

Apr 04, 2019 | News

Instagram launched in-app checkout a couple weeks ago. The new, streamlined feature lets you buy stuff from business accounts in a few quick steps, rather than navigating through the typical unwieldy popup window. In-app checkout has been hailed as a new frontier of sorts for online shopping, dubbed the “digital mall” by publications like the…

Walking: Good for Your Health and Maybe Your Wallet, Too?

Walking: Good for Your Health and Maybe Your Wallet, Too?

Apr 03, 2019 | News

Today is National Walking Day, a time to celebrate something most of us do, well, every day—but don’t often stop to appreciate. The holiday is part of the American Heart Association’s Move More Month in April, which aims to “celebrate physical activity and encourage all Americans to commit to being more active on a regular…

State Farm Homeowners Insurance Reviews

State Farm Homeowners Insurance Reviews

Mar 29, 2019 | Review

State Farm Homeowners Insurance Review State Farm insures almost a fifth of the nation’s homeowners, so it’s clear that the company is doing at least a few things right. Among those wins are State Farm’s outstanding financial strength, its intuitive and helpful online resources, and its extensive network of local agents that make personalized help…

Do I Need Life Insurance?

Do I Need Life Insurance?

Mar 29, 2019 | News

It’s easy to understand why parents need life insurance. If a family’s main wage earner were to pass away, their surviving spouse and/or children would likely need financial support to help cover things like living expenses, mortgage payments, and college education. Almost everyone agrees on that fact. According to LIMRA and Life Happens’ 2018 life…

Progressive Homeowners Insurance Review

Progressive Homeowners Insurance Review

Mar 22, 2019 | Review

Progressive Homeowners Insurance Review Progressive is widely known for having low auto insurance rates (and a peppy, omnipresent sales agent named Flo). If you already insure your car with the company, or if you've simply seen enough ads to be curious, you might be wondering if that reputation extends to Progressive’s homeowners insurance. The short…