Mary Van Keuren

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Mary Van Keuren has been covering auto and home insurance for Reviews.com for nearly five years, and has published numerous reviews of state-specific insurance trends and how to find the best insurance deals for your money. She earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. and has been writing professionally, both in print and online, for 30+ years.

The Latest from Mary Van Keuren

The Best Internet Service Providers in El Paso

The Best El Paso Internet Providers If you’re a resident of El Paso, you’re in luck: as the 20th largest city in the U.S., El Paso has multiple internet service providers (ISPs) competing for your business. Finding the best one for your own particular needs requires some research — starting with this review. You can ...

Travelers Renters Insurance Review

Travelers Renters Insurance Review Travelers provides solid, comprehensive renters insurance with discounts to keep your prices low and optional amendments that allow you to customize your policy to fit your own circumstances.  Renters insurance is affordable — in most areas, you’ll spend less than $200 annually for a policy — and Travelers’ rates are in ...

Landmark Home Warranty Review

Landmark Home Warranty Review Landmark offers two basic plans — one that includes appliances, and one that doesn’t — designed to give you peace of mind in the event of a breakdown.  Its prices are in line with others in the industry, and it’s worth  considering if you’re in the service areas. However, Landmark Home ...

Auto-Owners Auto Insurance

Auto-Owners is a 100+ year old company that’s financially strong and has a good range of auto insurance coverage types, allowing you to create the policy that works best for you.  There’s more good news if customer service is important to you. Auto-Owners relies on a network of independent agents who do all the heavy ...

Amica Home Insurance Review

Amica Home Insurance Review Although it’s a smaller company, you’ll consistently find Amica at the top of the “best of” lists largely on the strength of its excellent relationship with its customers. We awarded it “Best Customer Service,” in fact, in our Best Homeowners Insurance Companies. The company is financially solid with comprehensive offerings including ...

The Best Boat Insurance

There are few activities as enjoyable as spending  a sunny afternoon out on the water. If you’re one of roughly 12 million registered boat owners in the U.S., you know that enjoyment is predicated on safety and understanding the risks of boating — which is where boat insurance comes in. In this article, we’ll look ...

The Best Homeowners Insurance Companies in Minnesota

For Minnesota homeowners looking for the best home insurance providers, we have provided five top picks that meet the following criteria: reasonably priced, customer-focused, and financially stable, and comprehensive coverage.  Based on those factors, our top recommendation for homeowners insurance in Minnesota is Auto-Owners Insurance. Our assessment of the other top choices will help you ...

The Best Hawaii Homeowners Insurance Company

The five insurance providers that we looked to find the best homeowner insurance in Hawaii included two major players in the industry (Allstate and State Farm) as well as several regional carriers. All our choices, large or small, do a good job of providing reasonably-priced, comprehensive homeowner insurance in the island-state, and were evaluated for ...

The Best Connecticut Homeowners Insurance Companies

Finding the best homeowners insurance in Connecticut requires you to look at multiple factors. Yes, cheap premiums are good, but so is having a company with the financial strength to pay out on claims no matter what the circumstances. Customer service matters, as does the range of coverage options and discounts that allow you to ...

Best North Dakota Homeowners Insurance Company

After a  deep dive into the world of homeowner insurance in North Dakota, a few insurers stood out — most notably Auto-Owners because of their low premiums. As part of our investigation, we also delved at customer service ratings, financial strength, and how easy it was to find information and handle claims on each company’s ...

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