Maggie Overholt

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Maggie is a former lead insurance editor at Reviews.com. She's written more than 70 insurance articles covering homeowners, auto, life, motorcycle, travel, and more.

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How Credit Score Affects Auto Insurance Rates

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 a DUI Affects Your Auto Insurance

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 to Buy Car Insurance

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 agent or ...

Auto Insurance FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Is auto insurance required? What does auto insurance cover? What’s included in “full coverage” auto insurance? When should I buy car insurance? How much auto insurance do I need? How much auto liability coverage do I need? What’s the average cost of auto insurance? How can I get affordable auto insurance? What’s ...

Infinity Auto Insurance Review

Infinity Auto Insurance Review Infinity Insurance specializes in nonstandard insurance, meaning it caters to “high-risk” drivers who might have trouble finding coverage elsewhere due to a poor driving record, an expensive claim history, or another risk indicator. Infinity also makes an effort to be accessible to Hispanic customers, offering all its online resources and customer ...

Michigan has a plan to fix auto insurance. Could other states follow?

Michigan lawmakers passed auto insurance reform legislation recently that state Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has called “truly historic.” When it takes effect in July 2020, the new law is designed to lower car insurance prices by changing both the amount of insurance drivers are required to purchase and the way insurance companies are allowed to set ...

Here's What Makes Nationwide Rideshare Insurance Different

Rideshare insurance is a necessity for Uber and Lyft drivers, but an oddball in the insurance world. It’s very limited coverage that only applies at select times: specifically, when a driver has their rideshare app turned on, but hasn’t yet accepted a ride or picked up a customer. It’s also primarily meant for collision and ...

Why All Drivers Need Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

If you sideswipe a parked car, cause a fender bender, or find yourself at-fault in a more serious collision, your insurance company will cover the other person’s injuries and damages. That’s what liability insurance is for. Conversely, if someone else were to hit you, their insurance company would be the one footing the bill. But ...

Tesla Wants to Insure Its Drivers, and Will Double Down on Tracking Data to Do It

Tesla’s worse-than-expected losses per share weren’t the only head-turning news that came out of a Q1 earnings call with Elon Musk last Wednesday. We also learned Musk will be getting his hands on even more of the customer experience by offering in-house car insurance for Tesla customers — supposedly starting sometime next month. “The answer ...

Why You Need Rideshare Insurance and Which Companies Offer It

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 ...

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