Samantha Kostaras

Insurance Reporter​

Samantha Kostaras is an insurance reporter who covers personal finance and insurance. After a degree in finance from the University of Alabama and stint at Morgan Stanley, she worked as a financial analyst before becoming a journalist. Her writing has appeared in The Simple Dollar, Reviews.com, Coverage.com, and elsewhere.

More from Samantha Kostaras

What You Should Know About the Largest Car Insurance Companies

The largest car insurance companies are some of the most recognizable names in the auto insurance industry. The top 15 alone have almost 80% of the market share, and the top four have just over 50%.   Larger insurers tend to have financial strength you can rely on and the budget to provide better online tools, ...

Tesla Believes the Future of Car Insurance Is All About Driver Data

Tesla introduced the latest addition to its list of sleek product innovations last month: car insurance. The news of a car manufacturer insuring its own vehicles made headlines even outside the Tesla bubble, but the idea was met with skepticism by some long-established industry experts. At his company’s annual meeting in May, Warren Buffet, CEO ...

Compare Top Homeowners Insurance Quotes

The best homeowners insurance provides comprehensive coverage at an affordable rate, protecting one of the most significant investments you can make: your home. A comprehensive homeowners insurance policy will cover the structure of your home, the personal property you own, additional living expenses you encounter if your home becomes uninhabitable, and expenses related to personal ...

Digital Insurance Companies Guide

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. The Covid-19 pandemic ...

Wildfire Season: What Homeowners Need to Know

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 ...

Types of Life Insurance Policies

With so many options, choosing the right type of life insurance for your situation can be an overwhelming process. There are several kinds of policies, each with their own set of advantages: Term Life Insurance Whole Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance Guaranteed Universal Life Insurance Variable Life Insurance Variable Universal Life Insurance No-Exam or Simplified ...

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