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Identity Theft Risks After an Auto Accident

Each year, millions of Americans become victims of a car crash that causes mess on their day (and often their body and vehicle.) Auto accidents are stressful situations that can lead us to reveal more of our personal information to strangers than necessary. Even small fender benders can cause long-term pain if a friendly exchange of info leads to a compromise of one’s most sensitive personally-identifying data. A recent survey taken by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) revealed that many of us don’t know the proper steps to take after an accident, and most of us share too… Read More »Identity Theft Risks After an Auto Accident

California Signs Electronic Proof Of Insurance Bill

Yes! It happens right now. We witness a great moment of the history! Gov. Jerry Brown made California the seventh state in the nation to allow drivers to show proof of insurance coverage using their smart phone. Brown on Friday signed Assembly Bill 1708, a bill authored by Assemblyman Gatto, which will give drivers the option to show proof of financial responsibility electronically using a mobile electronic device. “Governor Brown just brought proof of coverage into the 21st Century by signing AB 1708,” said Armand Feliciano, with the Association of California Insurance Companies. “California has long been known as ground zero… Read More »California Signs Electronic Proof Of Insurance Bill

Smartphone App for Workers’ Compensation

With this blog post we decided to start posting reviews about mobile applications related to insurance industry. Google wants to make our world digital – to have a soft copy of pretty much anything around us (and even inside us too). Insurance industry is barely catching up with the technology. And each small achievement in that area deserves cheers and signifies the progress we all make. Today we will look at a new workers comp. application from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. But there is a catch: the workers’ comp app isn’t really an app — it’s more app-like… Read More »Smartphone App for Workers’ Compensation