Maggie Overholt - Senior Insurance Editor  at Reviews.com

Maggie leads the insurance team at Reviews.com, where she strives to make complex purchases simpler and more enjoyable. She’s interviewed more than 50 industry experts, combed through endless policy documentation, and written 70-and-counting in-depth articles to help customers find the coverage they need without the usual insurance shopping headache.

The Latest from Maggie

How Credit Score Affects Auto Insurance Rates

How Credit Score Affects Auto Insurance Rates

Aug 23, 2019 | News

You know the drill: Auto insurance rates are higher if you’ve been in an accident, got caught speeding, filed one too many claims, or own an expensive car that would cost a lot to replace. These kinds of things could cost your insurer big bucks down the road, so it makes sense they raise premiums…

How to Buy Life Insurance

How to Buy Life Insurance

Aug 23, 2019 | Review

Life insurance can be a difficult item on the financial to-do list. “Buying something for when you die is not appealing, but you still need to take the time to research it,” says Zhaneta Gechev, a 15-year life insurance agent and owner of OneStopLifeInsurance.com. “The biggest mistake I see when people shop for life...

Life Insurance FAQ

Life Insurance FAQ

Aug 13, 2019 | Review

Frequently Asked Questions How Does Life Insurance Work? Do I Need Life Insurance? What Does Life Insurance Cover? What is Term Life Insurance? What is Whole Life Insurance? What is Universal Life Insurance? What Type of Life Insurance Should I Buy? How Much Does Life Insurance Cost? How Are Life Insurance Rates Determined? What Types of Death Are Not Covered by Life Insurance? How Does...

How a DUI Affects Your Auto Insurance

How a DUI Affects Your Auto Insurance

Jul 30, 2019 | News

How a DUI Affects Your Car Insurance You already know driving under the influence makes you a danger to yourself and others on the road. It also makes you a much bigger risk to auto insurance companies, which is why they’ll ask drivers with a DUI on record to share the weight of that risk…

How Lemonade Insurance Works

How Lemonade Insurance Works

Jul 26, 2019 | News

When Life Gives You Lemons… Having to pay for homeowners insurance month after month leaves a sour taste in most people’s mouths. Lemonade, an app-based homeowners and renters insurance company, is trying to turn that lemon into something sweet by simplifying the insurance process. Insuring your home or apartment through Lemonade is meant to be…

Lemonade Homeowners Insurance Review

Lemonade Homeowners Insurance Review

Jul 26, 2019 | Review

Lemonade Homeowners Insurance Review Lemonade is an all-digital, app-based homeowners insurance company geared toward younger homeowners and renters in urban areas. Unlike traditional insurance companies, Lemonade relies on AI to set rates and evaluate claims — it doesn’t operate any physical agencies. As a result, it’s able to offer exceptionally low rates and speedy claims...

How to Buy Car Insurance

How to Buy Car Insurance

Jul 26, 2019 | Review

Learning to be a smart driver was one thing, but becoming a smart insurance shopper? That’s a whole different learning curve. Here we’ll go over a few basic steps for finding the auto insurance you need at a fair price, complete with tips from insurance industry experts. Decide whether to buy through an...

Gerber Life Insurance Review

Gerber Life Insurance Review

Jul 26, 2019 | Review

Gerber Life Insurance Review Believe it or not, Gerber Life is the same company as the one with the adorable Gerber baby, and its insurance branch doesn’t stray far from the target audience. Gerber life insurance is geared toward families, with policy options for children starting at just 14 days old as well as policies...