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2011-06-14 12:19:00

PODCAST AVAILABLE FROM THE I.I.I. ON THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because lightning is a common occurrence in most people's lives, this destructive force of nature does not get the respect it deserves, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). In fact, every year, lightning strikes the ground 30 million times and injures about a thousand people in the U.S., according to the Lightning Protection...

2011-04-25 09:44:00

Organized Scams Defraud Consumers And Insurers Alike, Costing Billions Of Dollars Annually NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you have been involved in an auto accident that just didn't feel right, it might not have been an accident at all. More and more criminals are devising elaborate staged vehicle accidents--complete with fake injuries--to collect on insurance policies, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Not only can these staged accidents...

2011-04-06 12:28:00

THOSE 65 AND OLDER CAN SAVE MONEY AND MAXIMIZE COVERAGE BENEFITS, SAYS THE I.I.I. NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of the baby boomers will turn 65 years old this year. This huge group of Americans who came of age in the 1960s and early 1970s will likely have insurance questions and concerns that differ from those of their parents' generation, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). According to research by the Pew Research Center Populations...

2011-01-21 14:28:00

I.I.I. OFFERS TIPS TO INSURE YOUR NEW RIDE; MOTORCYCLE SHOW BEGINS TODAY IN NYC NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York International Motorcycle Show, which begins today and continues through Sunday, January 23, at the Javits Center in Manhattan, exhibits the latest vehicle models and accessories but also marks a good time for motorcycle enthusiasts to review their insurance coverage, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "Motorcycle insurance...

2011-01-20 13:11:00

Family, Career Status Should Be Reflected In Your Policy Coverage NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major purchases and lifestyle changes such as marriage, divorce or retirement can have a profound effect on your insurance needs, so an annual coverage review is always a good idea, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "Discussing your current insurance needs with your agent, broker or company representative to make sure your coverage is up-to-date is...

2011-01-19 14:08:00

Resources and Experts Are Available on Property/Casualty, Life Insurance Issues NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters looking for insurance experts, research and analysis on auto, home and life insurance as well as annuities can reach out to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). For more than 50 years, the I.I.I. has educated the public about what insurance is and how it works. The following is a selection of I.I.I. resources available to reporters:...

2010-12-16 15:13:00

I.I.I. Offers Crime Prevention and Insurance Tips to Weary Shoppers NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With everything easily available from wines and perfumes to electronics and toys, online shopping is an increasingly attractive alternative to braving the local mall during the holidays. However, it can also pose a risk to your identity, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). As online shopping becomes increasingly popular, more and more people are...

2010-05-06 10:06:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes time to buy that dream home, the cost to insure it is often overlooked. The Insurance Information Institute says there are two questions everyone should ask before they buy: How much will the home cost to insure? And, will separate coverage be needed for certain disasters, such as flood or earthquake? To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/iii/43425/ Insurance is an...

2010-02-03 12:34:00

New York's Automobile Insurance System Is Currently 'Under Siege,' I.I.I.'s President To Testify ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fraud and abuse in New York's no-fault auto insurance system cost consumers and insurers nearly $230 million in 2009, constituting a "fraud tax" of $1,561, or 22 percent of every no-fault claim, according to Dr. Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Since 2005, no-fault fraud has cost the...

2009-11-23 06:45:00

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- 2Insure4Less.com, an online comparison service for insurance quotes (http://www.2insure4less.com), is adding online videos and PowerPoint slideshows to help consumers better understand insurance. "It's easier to understand information presented in multimedia format," said Furkat Kasimov of Itsol Inc. "Visual content such as pictures, graphics and video clips can actually 'show' the meaning of your message while text only 'tells.' In short,...


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