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Insurers Roll Out Ridesharing Policies

rideshareWith the popularity of companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, many people are becoming rideshare drivers.   Auto insurers have come to the realization that the ridesharing boom isn’t going away any time soon and are starting to create policies to cover the rideshare drivers and clarify the many insurance gray areas. This is important for drivers and passengers alike

For a breakdown on the current state of insurance protection for ridesharing drivers visit MSN (http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/autoinsurance/insurers-roll-out-ridesharing-policies/ar-BBia1lC?ocid=iehp) and for any auto insurance questions, be sure to contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.

When Dogs Bite, Home Insurers Pay Average $32,000

angry dog teeth 1Fido might be man’s best friend and an integral part of the family but each year our canine friends cause more than one-third of all home insurance claims. Even though the average number of dog bite claims decreased in 2014, the average insurance claim cost of a dog bite claim has increased to $32,072.

For more information on dog bite claims in California visit the Insurance Journal (http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/05/15/368180.htm) and for questions regarding all of your home insurance, contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.

Health Insurer Won’t Pay

insurance policy with penYour health insurer may deny coverage you thought would be covered and/or decline to cover a specialist.

For some tips on how to help keep your costs down and your claims from being denied, visit MSN’s “When Your Health Insurer Won’t Pay” (http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/insurance/when-your-health-insurer-wont-pay/ar-AAb5xcn?ocid=iehp) and for any questions regarding your health insurance please contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.

CA Traffic School for Bicycle Violations

riding bike city streets 1A new bill presented to the California Assembly would allow people cited for bicycle violations to reduce their fines by attending a new type of traffic school.

To read a full breakdown of the bill, visit StreetsBlogLA (http://la.streetsblog.org/2015/03/30/bill-would-allow-traffic-school-for-bicycle-violations/) and for any questions regarding your insurance policies, contact TMIB at (310) 828-9662.