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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

Meet the MassDrive Agent: Aldo!

Shopping for Massachusetts car insurance? Meet Aldo – he can help! Aldo is one of our account managers at MassDrive. He can help you find a quote from several of our carriers, so you get the insurance you’re looking for at a good price.

The friendly service that MassDrive agents strive for is what sets MassDrive apart in Aldo’s opinion. When you give him or any of our other agents a call, they are happy to help and that’s something you’ll be able to hear, even across those phone wires.

Watch the video above to learn more about Aldo and how MassDrive can help you find the right car insurance. Fun Fact: Aldo has earned the nickname “Hasslehoff” around the office. Don’t hassle the ‘hoff!

Meet the MassDrive Agent: Eleanor

 

Ever wonder who’s there to help you at MassDrive? Meet Eleanor! Eleanor is our customer service rep here at MassDrive and she works hard to make sure you’re taken care of and that you’re happy with your auto insurance policy. She is always ready to answer your questions, and she cares deeply about her customers, as well as her coworkers here in the office! She always knows the latest about what’s going on in Boston or beyond – if you’re looking for live music in the Boston area or a cool event, ask Eleanor!

Watch the video to learn more about Eleanor and what makes MassDrive such a unique and great place to find car insurance.

What is MassDrive? VIDEO

MassDrive is a whole lot more than just Massachusetts auto insurance. We’re an independent insurance agency with multiple carriers to quote from AND a company that offers you convenience – through our extended hours and technology, we’re able to be here for you when you need us, even if that’s after 9-5 or an online quote on the go. Our agents are happy help you find a quote from our different carriers to help you find the best coverage at the best price. We help you shop different carriers so you don’t have to.

Our agents are real people who care about our customers. They’re Massachusetts residents too, so they know the challenges (and pride!) that go along with being a Massachusetts driver and resident. We also offer home, pet and boat insurance, so we can help you make sure you’re covered. Get to know our agents – watch their videos to learn more about what they love about insurance, our customers and MassDrive.

We hope you like our videos! Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting each agent’s video so you can learn even more about our great agents. Thank you for visiting MassDrive and happy viewing!

Direct writers battle it out in Massachusetts

Direct writers are preparing for a battle with each other – and agents – with Geico and Allstate setting up shop in Massachusetts. According to the Insurance Journal, it’s been a long-time coming:

“We have been looking forward to serving Massachusetts drivers for a long time,” said Steve Cunningham, regional vice president, in a statement released by Geico. “We are very happy to be here and doing business with Massachusetts residents. We think we can bring them low rates and great service.”

“People are looking for value and choice,” said George Ruebenson, President of Allstate Protection. “As a company with a solid reputation and a national presence, Allstate will provide

Indeed, the consumers of Massachusetts do want choice – that’s why MassDriver.org exists, to bring light to the options and choices that Massachusetts consumers have in their search for the best auto insurance for their needs. You can’t save if you don’t compare!

Got Geico?

MassDriver told you Geico was on its way to Massachusetts,, and now Geico’s begun selling policies in the Bay State:

GEICO started selling auto insurance to residents of the state of Massachusetts on Monday.

Employees of GEICO started giving quotes online. The company said its first customer was Beth Opishinski of Whitman, Mass.

Beth, if you’re out there, let us know how your experience went!

Fitch Ratings examines Massachusetts auto insurance market

Insurance Journal presents a very in-depth piece on a report by Fitch Ratings on the new competitive auto insurance market in Masschusetts.  Automobile insurance in Massachusetts will never be truly competitive, says Fitch, until the state of Massachusetts abolishes its ban credit rating system for car insurance.

A look at "competition" in Massachusetts before 2008

A good article from the Motley fool on the financial standing of the state’s second largest insurer, Safety Insurance Group, and how insurance companies operated in Massachusetts before the state opened up its doors to auto insurance companies and competition.  As a consumer, it’s a noteworthy process to be aware of the old system and how it dictated the purchase of auto insurance in Massachusetts.

Newcomers versus legacy carriers in Massachusetts auto insurance marketplace

Competition has certainly changed the playing field in the world of Massachusetts Auto Insurance.  Although insurance agents continue to provide value to consumers, the increased competition is not desirable for Massachusetts insurance agents because it will change the playing field dramatically for Massachusetts Auto Insurance.  One situation with a group of Massachusetts Auto Insurance agents and Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Nonnie S. Burnes, alleges preferential treatment for newcomers to the Massachusetts Auto Insurance marketplace.

Who says comparison shopping isn't worth it?

In this release by Electric Insurance Company, the company encourages Massachusetts Auto Insurance customers to forgo comparison websites and shop with it directly, citing the availability of inducements and discounts on its own cite.  We can’t say that we agree with Electric, though we do like their insurance products!  Comparison sites like MassDrive.com and others give Massachusetts Insurance customers the broadest range of choice and prices for their unique needs.  Go ahead and compare – no matter what anyone tells you!

Why does it make sense for most Massacusetts auto insurance customers to compare?  A few simple reasons:

  • Insurance companies sometimes have vastly different rates that can cost or save you money
  • Depending on you and your family’s unique situation, certain insurance companies will offer benefits that will save you the most money
  • Comparison shopping will inherently give you more information about the auto insurance process in Massachusetts
  • It’s now a free market!
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