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Progressive how-to: Finish riding, boating & camping season on a high note

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 10/22/2012 at 4:00 PM

Turn the day you cover and lock up your bike, boat or RV into the foundation for another year of adventure.

Here’s how.

Update your insurance policy as needed.
Give your insurer a call, or log into your policy, to make sure you’ve got enough coverage for the off-season. Coverages like these may be even more valuable when your vehicle is in storage:

• Comprehensive/collision: Comprehensive covers fire and theft, as well as damage caused by storage roofs buckling or collapsing. We get a lot of these claims from boat and RV customers following big snow storms. This also helps protect you from the unexpected — like having a family of otters “move in” to your boat for the winter. (True story!)

• Bodily injury/property damage: If your bike, boat or RV catches fire while in storage, and the fire spreads, property damage helps cover repairs to the building or to other vehicles.

Shield your bike, boat or RV from the elements.
Thoroughly winterize your vehicle or vessel, following the manufacturer’s recommendations, so you’re ready to go in the new year. This can help prevent freeze damage and maintenance issues that your insurer likely won’t cover.

What else do you include in your end-of-season routine?

The new insurance trend: Is it for you?

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 10/1/2012 at 12:30 PM

Usage-based insurance—which bases discounts on your personal driving habits, instead of on how people like you drive—is already widely adopted in Europe and is on its way to becoming the new norm in the United States

So is it for you?

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Update on the Kaitlynn Fisher Case

Posted by Progressive _ on 8/16/2012 at 10:45 AM

For the past week, Progressive has been in active settlement discussions with the family of Kaitlynn Fisher. Though there was considerable public interest in this case and we know many of you saw mentions of it on social media and news outlets, we also believed it was inappropriate to share further details while those discussions were ongoing. As of this morning, an agreement has been reached with the Fisher family to settle the claim. Prior to that, we were cautious with our responses, but now that the agreement has been reached, we’d like to further clarify Progressive’s role in the trial.

Ms. Fisher held a policy with Progressive that included Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, which protects drivers in the event they’re struck by an at-fault driver who’s either uninsured or doesn’t have enough coverage.

Under Maryland law, in order to receive the benefits of an underinsured driver claim, the other driver must be at fault. Sometimes this can be proven without the need for a trial, but in Ms. Fisher’s case, there were credible conflicting eyewitness accounts as to who was at fault.

A trial was necessary so that a jury could review all of the evidence and come to a decision. In those circumstances, under Maryland law, the insurance company providing the Underinsured Motorist coverage is considered a defendant. As a defendant in this case, Progressive participated in the trial procedures on our own behalf while Nationwide represented the other driver.

On Thursday, August 9, a jury determined that the other driver was at fault in the accident involving Ms. Fisher. In accordance with that decision, Progressive worked with the Fisher family and their legal representative to resolve the claim.

This was a tragic accident and our sympathies go out to the Fisher family.

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Statement on the Fisher Case

Posted by Progressive _ on 8/14/2012 at 2:00 PM

I’d like to take this opportunity to explain Progressive’s role in this complex case. First and foremost, our deepest sympathies go out to Kaitlynn Fisher’s family.

To be very clear, Progressive did not serve as the attorney for the defendant in this case. He was defended by his insurance company, Nationwide.

There was a question as to who was at fault, and a jury decided in the Fisher family’s favor just last week. We respect the verdict and now can continue to work with the Fisher family to reach a resolution.

Chris Wolf
Claims General Manager
Progressive

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At Progressive, you’re always in the driver’s seat

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 6/19/2012 at 1:35 PM

When you choose Progressive to protect your cars, you have a say in how you want your claim handled:

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