ValChoice https://www.valchoice.com Insurance Ratings. Independent. Unbiased. Trusted. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:33:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 https://www.valchoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-vc-icon-512x512-90x90.jpg ValChoice https://www.valchoice.com 32 32 ValChoice Report Identifies Car Insurers That Delay and Deny Insurance Claims https://www.valchoice.com/press-releases/valchoice-report-identifies-car-insurers-that-delay-and-deny-insurance-claims/ https://www.valchoice.com/press-releases/valchoice-report-identifies-car-insurers-that-delay-and-deny-insurance-claims/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:55:28 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=39974 Link to Full Report | Click for Infographic BEDFORD, N.H. — ValChoice, the only analytics company to asses insurers for their willingness to pay claims, today released a new market report highlighting how publicly traded insurance companies are more likely to delay and deny valid insurance claims compared to mutual companies. This report builds on […]

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The Type of Car Insurer That Delays and Denies Insurance Claims https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/delay-deny-insurance-claims/ https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/delay-deny-insurance-claims/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:00:56 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=39885 Executive Summary: On November 18, 2016 the New York Times reported on the ValChoice Report that identified and quantified the economic conflict that exists between policyholders and shareholders of publicly traded auto insurance companies. This new report is an update to those earlier findings with three key points. The cost of the conflict is rapidly […]

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What Prices Go Up Faster Than Health Insurance? Home Insurance! https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/homeowners-insurance-prices/ https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/homeowners-insurance-prices/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:50:28 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=36173 Yes, it’s true. Homeowners insurance prices have been increasing faster than health insurance prices. That comes as a shock to most people. The reason it’s such a shock is because homeowners insurance isn’t a political topic. Therefore, it doesn’t make the headline news. Nevertheless, the rapidly escalating prices of homeowners insurance is hurting consumers. The […]

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Does Your Car Float Like A Boat? What to do if it Won’t! https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/comprehensive-insurance/ https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/comprehensive-insurance/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:10:01 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=39415 When flood insurance comes up in conversation, it’s usually about homes. However, Hurricane Harvey may have changed that. Harvey flooded an estimated one million cars in the Houston area. With Hurricane Irma on her way to Florida, protecting your car from flooding is top of mind for many commuters. In Texas, commuters that had comprehensive […]

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10 Facts About Flood Insurance, Without Drowning in Details https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/10-flood-insurance-facts/ https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/10-flood-insurance-facts/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=39392 Flood insurance is so boring, even insurance companies don’t offer it. Instead of private insurers offering flood insurance, now the federal government offers flood insurance. This creates lots of complications. Having the government institute a major program like flood insurance could also be part of the reason the system functions so poorly. This blog post […]

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Not Everyone Can be Bought https://www.valchoice.com/startup-stories/insurance-transparency/ https://www.valchoice.com/startup-stories/insurance-transparency/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:17:46 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=38447 Two hundred million people are required to buy either auto or home insurance, or both. Nevertheless, there’s no insurance transparency. How’s that possible? It’s a travesty. This post is a personal story about a situation where I was offered to sell out on my mission for insurance transparency in exchange for money. I passed on […]

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Hurricane Harvey is Here. Now What Do I Do? https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/home-insurance/hurricane-harvey-2/ https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/home-insurance/hurricane-harvey-2/#respond Sat, 26 Aug 2017 14:02:10 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=39101 Hurricane Harvey arrived late last night. Unfortunately, Harvey made landfall with the full force of category 4 winds. Category 4 is defined as sustained winds above 130 mph. Can you imagine sustained winds blowing harder than if you put your head out the window of a car going significantly faster than most cars are capable […]

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Why Do I Need Homeowners Insurance? https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/need-homeowners-insurance/ https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/need-homeowners-insurance/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:00:20 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=37850 Have you seen the ad on TV where the sales person says that homeowners insurance covers zombie invasions? Like most insurance ads, it’s memorable. It also raises a good question, “Why do you need homeowners insurance?” Whether You Need Homeowners Insurance or Not, There’s One Reason Most People Must Have it If you have a […]

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ValChoice Launches Service for Finding the Best Car Insurance https://www.valchoice.com/press-releases/finding-best-car-insurance/ https://www.valchoice.com/press-releases/finding-best-car-insurance/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:39 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=38397 Data Analytics is Changing How Consumers Shop for Insurance Download this Press Release BEDFORD, NH – August 15, 2017 – ValChoice®, the first company to bring transparency to auto and home insurance, today announced a best car insurance service that will change the way people shop for car insurance. Using this new service, consumers can […]

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When do Car Insurance Prices Increase the Fastest? https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/car-insurance-prices-increase/ https://www.valchoice.com/consumer-insurance-information/car-insurance-prices-increase/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:30:38 +0000 https://www.valchoice.com/?p=37521 Is your car insurance renewing before the next big price increase? We used 19 years of data to analyze how cyclical car insurance prices are and found that late summer and fall are the best time to lock in a new price. Additionally, the industry is currently undergoing rapid price increases. Taking action early could […]

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