Samantha Kostaras - Insurance Writer at Reviews.com

Samantha Kostaras is an Insurance Writer for Reviews.com where she covers everything about making sure you’re covered. With a background in both finance and writing, Samantha enjoys helping readers make informed decisions about their insurance. Her favorite service she’s subscribed to is Spotify Premium which she uses to binge news, science, and personal finance podcasts.

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Digital Insurance Companies Guide

Digital Insurance Companies Guide

Feb 14, 2020 | Review

Where large legacy insurance companies may be slow to change a playbook that has worked for decades, a new generation of insurance companies see an opportunity. What sets them apart is their focus on serving modern consumers with efficient and tech-savvy solutions, like forgoing brick-and-mortar locations and leveraging artificial intelligence claims processing. With digital...

The Best Car Insurance Companies

The Best Car Insurance Companies

Nov 26, 2019 | Review

The Best Car Insurance Companies The best auto insurance companies will provide you with ample coverage and a fair, timely claims process backed by solid financials. It also helps if they’re pleasant to deal with over the phone and have responsive customer support, all for a great price. With this in mind, we took a...

What Happens If Someone Else Gets Into an Accident in Your Car?

What Happens If Someone Else Gets Into an Accident in Your Car?

Nov 18, 2019 | News

If you’ve ever handed your car keys over to a friend or family member, you’ve probably felt that slight concern that it comes back in one piece. But what if your car doesn’t come back in one piece, or other people get hurt in an accident while it’s being driven by someone who isn’t you?…

Is Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance Right for You?

Is Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance Right for You?

Nov 15, 2019 | News

What Is Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance? Pay-per-mile car insurance is a type of insurance policy where your monthly rate directly depends on the number of miles you drive. Traditional insurance offers coverage for a flat monthly rate, no matter how many miles you drive in the month, relying on factors like accident history and age to…

Metromile Auto Insurance Review

Metromile Auto Insurance Review

Nov 01, 2019 | Review

Metromile Auto Insurance Review Metromile offers pay-per-mile car insurance that leverages technology to help low-mileage drivers save money. Traditional insurers charge customers a flat monthly premium for coverage regardless of how many miles they drive, but the average American now drives only about 13,476 miles each year. Signing on to a pay-per-mile plan can increase...

American Family Auto Insurance

American Family Auto Insurance

Oct 28, 2019 | Review

American Family Auto Insurance Review American Family Insurance is a safe choice for car insurance if it is available in your area. It didn’t deliver a standout performance in any of the key ratings we reviewed, but it didn’t end up at the bottom for any of them, either. In fact, we chose American Family...

ERIE Auto Insurance

ERIE Auto Insurance

Oct 22, 2019 | Review

ERIE Auto Insurance Review ERIE auto insurance earned a spot on our list of the best auto insurance companies for its highly rated customer satisfaction and unique built-in coverages. It offers uncommonly broad coverage for eligible customers. Standard auto insurance policies from ERIE include several unique options like pet coverage, locksmith services, and moving van...

9 Things You Didn’t Realize About a AAA Membership

9 Things You Didn’t Realize About a AAA Membership

Oct 21, 2019 | News

AAA is known for its membership-based roadside assistance service. For a flat, annual fee, and depending on membership level, you get access to a set number of free AAA service calls per year and with typical base memberships ranging from about $50 to $80 annually, this service can pay for itself quickly if you need…

Wildfire Season: What Homeowners Need to Know

Wildfire Season: What Homeowners Need to Know

Oct 17, 2019 | News

Every year, wildfires in the U.S. make headlines as people are driven from their communities, unsure whether they will have homes to return to. Federal officials have warned wildfires threaten to bring even more destruction, so homeowners should know how to prepare for, protect against, and recover from these natural disasters. California wildfires tend to…

Esurance Homeowners Insurance Review

Esurance Homeowners Insurance Review

Oct 10, 2019 | Review

Esurance Homeowners Insurance Review Esurance is owned by Allstate, the fourth largest property and casualty insurer by market share in the United States, and pairs the innovative spirit of a tech company with the financial strength of a major insurer. Esurance was one of the first companies to take the insurance process online, so it’s...