• Vehicle Insurance

    Patent Issued for Accident fault determination for autonomous vehicles (USPTO 11127086): State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

    2021 OCT 13 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News — State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, Illinois, United States) has been issued patent number 11127086, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by NewsRx editors. The patent’s inventors are Christensen, Scott T. (Salem, OR, US), Farris, Scott (Bloomington, IL, US), Hayward, Gregory (Bloomington, IL, US), Konrardy, Blake (San Francisco, CA, US). This patent was filed on June 8, 2020 and was published online on September 21, 2021. 

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    State Auto Insurance Review 2021

    State Auto insurance was founded in 1921 and was referred to at that time as the State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company. Now, 100 years later, the regional carrier writes auto insurance premiums in 33 states, is valued at over $2 billion and has total assets worth over $4.6 billion. State Auto writes a variety of policies, ranging from auto and homeowners, to policies for renters and farm products. While the main headquarters operates from Columbus, Ohio, there are other offices for State Auto located throughout the midwest, Tennessee and Texas. State Auto car insurance State Auto offers auto insurance under  

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  • Home Insurance

    Oklahoma Is the Most Expensive State for Tiny Home Insurance

    The cost to insure a tiny house in Oklahoma is $1,974 a year. Compared to the average rate across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, tiny home insurance in Oklahoma is 242% more expensive. Insurance alone for a tiny home costs Oklahomans 4% of their household incomes. Even in Oklahoma, the cost to insure a 2,100-square-foot home is 68% more expensive than it is to buy coverage for a tiny house. This pattern holds in the other states where insuring tiny homes is most expensive. Following Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Texas and Colorado are the least affordable places to  

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  • Health Insurance

    State Senators Protest Health Insurance Rate Hikes In CT

    CONNECTICUT — Two state senators have submitted testimony to the Connecticut Insurance Department opposing proposed health insurance rate hikes now being reviewed and considered by state regulators. Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (21st District) and State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District), ranking member of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee, delivered their proposition to Commissioner Andrew N. Mais on Monday. The lawmakers also renewed their calls for health care affordability reforms blocked during this year’s legislative session. “Connecticut residents cannot afford more expensive health care costs,” said Sens. Kelly and Hwang, in a statement released Monday. “Cost growth is  

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  • Insurance

    State Farm Insurance tells Valrico woman to pay $19,000 for damages to neighbor’s house

    Demand letter gives woman 30 days to pay or face a lawsuit over damages caused by a tree limb that fell nearly a year ago by: Shannon Behnken Posted: Aug 13, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 13, 2021 / 06:20 PM EDT VALRICO, Fla. (WFLA) – A limb from a tree in Judy Hart’s yard fell last September, damaging her fence and her neighbor’s pool cage, fence, and roof. Both she and her neighbor called their insurance companies. Hart’s carrier is Security First Insurance and her neighbor has State Farm. Both neighbors paid their deductibles and the  

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  • Finance

    Wisconsin Democrats Renew Push To Tighten State Campaign Finance Laws

    The amount of money someone could donate to a statewide political campaign in Wisconsin would be cut in half under a proposal unveiled by several Democratic state lawmakers Tuesday.  The proposed change, which is part of a package of seven bills related to campaign finance, is aimed at limiting big money donors and shedding more light on money in politics, sponsors said.  Speaking at a Capitol press conference Tuesday morning, Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, said donations to candidates by groups like political action committees have grown too large since GOP-backed changes to state campaign finance laws in 2015. Those changes  

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  • Business Marketing

    Portland State University students to offer free marketing to downtown businesses

    Portland State University students will offer free marketing and business support this fall to downtown businesses struggling to recover from the pandemic. The Rose City Downtown Collective, a coalition of nearly 300 business leaders who banded together last December to advocate for downtown Portland, is working with Portland State’s business school on the initiative. Evie Smith, a spokesperson for the collective, said the business school has provided similar support to businesses in the past, but the new initiative will focus specifically on downtown. The collective anticipates students will have the capacity to work with up to 12 businesses this fall.  

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  • Business Analysts

    US Virgin Islands Selects ICF for $9 Million Workforce Development Contract | State

    FAIRFAX, Va., July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor recently awarded global consulting and digital services provider ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) a new $9 million contract to implement a new workforce development program to train local workers to support the territory’s recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria. The contract has a term of two years.  The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funded program, entitled Skills for Today, will train low-to-moderate income individuals in occupations that will support recovery efforts and help spur economic development on the islands. ICF will serve as  

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