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MassDrive Insurance Group Launches Comparison Shopping Platform

Agency adds to growing list of consumer-focused utilities

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MassDrive Insurance Group, one of the first companies to offer Massachusetts consumers an online destination to shop for car insurance, today announced the launch of its instant quoting and comparison shopping platform. The technology solution, combined with MassDrive’s SnapQuote™ tool, live chat and extended hours phone-access to licensed insurance professionals, furthers MassDrive’s commitment to being the most innovative and customer-centric independent agency in Massachusetts.

MassDrive’s new platform offers a unique, streamlined and consumer-friendly user interface that provides accurate real-time quotes from multiple insurance carriers offering a broad range of pricing and coverage options. Complying with Massachusetts’ unique underwriting guidelines, the tool relies on targeted questions and information like driving records and car models. To supplement the comparison shopping tool, MassDrive offers its customers counsel from licensed insurance professionals to ensure the quote is accurate, meets customers’ specific needs, and accounts for any eligible discounts. The agency began pilot testing the service in June.

“We are proud to continue to improve the auto and home insurance buying experience for consumers in Massachusetts with the launch of comparison shopping on MassDrive.com,” said Bill Suneson, co-founder and CEO of MassDrive Insurance Group. “We have always made it a priority to develop the latest technology to best meet our customers’ needs, and we are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received following this launch.”

MassDrive is known for its adoption of high-tech solutions and offers utilities like web chat and texting that make it easy for customers to get in touch. Through its “Renewal Readiness” program, MassDrive agents monitor premium adjustments from customers’ current insurance company, and upon renewal, re-evaluate the policy with other insurance partners to ensure that every customer receives the best coverage and most cost-competitive policy available.

Massachusetts consumers can access MassDrive’s comparison shopping technology directly at MassDrive.com. MassDrive, through its B2B offering, also makes its technology and insurance services available to strategic partners including affinity groups, online insurance agents and financial institutions.

About MassDrive Insurance Group

MassDrive makes shopping for car and home insurance easy. One of the fastest growing independent insurance agencies in Massachusetts, MassDrive combines innovative, tech-driven services with industry expertise to deliver customized insurance policies that give the best protection and value to consumers. The only company to offer the Renewal Readiness™ policy review program and SnapQuote™ mobile quoting tool, MassDrive is committed to a consumer-centric approach to insurance. MassDrive’s expert agents, partnerships with multiple top-rated insurance carriers and extended hours consistently result in high customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit www.massdrive.com.

Contacts

Greenough Communications
Lucy Muscarella, 617-275-6527
lmuscarella@greenough.biz

Comparing Quotes in Massachusetts

Auto insurance is mandatory to drive a vehicle in Massachusetts, and with good reason. Auto insurance will help pay the cost of damages to another person’s auto or property, your own vehicle, even your passengers medical bills depending on the types of coverages purchased. Although the benefits of insurance are obvious, choosing the right carrier is more difficult.

Talk to your friends, family, and co-workers about their auto insurance. Ask if they have any tips from their experience comparing quotes or have anything to say about their current carrier. Also be sure to take a look at any insurance carrier through the Better Business Bureau and National Association of Insurance Commissioners websites. Read up on the number and severity of complaints made against any auto insurance company you may be considering. Signing a policy with an company that consistently has bad reviews and serious complaints may not be in your best interest.

Try shopping online, finding and comparing quotes may be easier than you believe. After the Massachusetts auto market was deregulated many drivers have stayed with their previous insurer. A great way to save money is to compare quotes from different insurance companies.When comparing these quotes however make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. The Massachusetts Division of Insurance warns drivers:

When comparing quotes, keep in mind that coverages, limits, deductibles, and discounts have big effects on prices.  A small difference in even one of these areas can make a bad quote look like a good one.

An even easier way of comparing auto insurance quotes is through a auto insurance broker. A broker represents you, helping drivers compare and find the most affordable plan. Brokers can look over insurance quotes and explain the benefits and differences between them. When shopping around give MassDrive a call. Your insurance shopping experience will be breeze when someone who knows the ins and outs of auto insurance compares the quotes for you.

Why You Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage

According to the Insurance Research Council more than 14% of U.S. drivers are uninsured. You may be wondering: So what? How does this affect me?

Your chances of being involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist is one in every seven accidents. If you’re involved in an accident where an uninsured motorist is at fault, you better hope that person has a few thousand dollars saved away – unlikely – or know that your own insurance will cover the damages.

Uninsured Motorist coverage is designed just for these situations. If you’ve opted for underinsured motorist coverage, your insurance company will foot the bill for your medical bills . Even further if you have Underinsured Motorist coverage, your own insurance company will pay for your auto repairs. Do yourself a favor and look over your current policy, ensure you have these coverages. If you don’t, it may be time to compare prices and shop around for another affordable insurance policy with these coverages.

Progressive settles charges for $120,000

Why will Progressive be paying Massachusetts $120,000?

If you haven’t heard, Progressive was investigated for its business practices after entering the Massachusetts insurance market in May of 2008. Attorney General Martha Coakley was the first to draw attention to the problem. From the start of their operations until late last year Progressive was comparing their 6 month premium prices with other companies 12 month premium. After Progressive realized they had made a huge mistake they did try to fix their mistakes but it did not help them when the charges were finally settled on May 26, 2009.

Is there any way you can protect yourself from this problem? MassDrive.com makes this easy by finding affordable Massachusetts auto insurance options and comparing them for you! It is crucial that you can get accurate quotes from multiple insurance providers to help you make the best decision. The best deal is only visible when you consider all of your options before making a decision.

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