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Financial Advisor Magazine – November 22, 2016, Americans Overpay More Than $100 Billion For Car Insurance

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New York Times – November 18, 2016, The Kind of Car Insurer That Gives Consumers the Best Value, by Gretchen Morgenson.

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Business New Hampshire Magazine – October 25, 2016, ValChoice Seeks to Bring Transparency to Car insurance

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Union Leader – October 6, 2016, New Hampshire Celebrates Innovators and Innovation. ValChoice recognized as one of the top five startups for innovation.

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Associated Press – August 30, 2016, Frustration Sparks Insurance Grading Website

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USA Today – August 30, 2016, Frustration Sparks Insurance Grading Website

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New Hampshire Business Review – July 20, 2016, Interview with ValChoice founder Dan Karr.

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New Hampshire Business Review – June 30, 2016, Fifth startup honor for Bedford-based company

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New Hampshire Union Leader – June 27, 2016, ValChoice Receives Microsoft BizSpark Plus Award

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Seacoastonline.com – June 27, 2016, ValChoice receives Microsoft Bizspark Plus Award

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NewHampshire.com – June 26, 2016, Bedford startup receives Microsoft award

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New Hampshire Union Leader – May 16, 2016, ValChoice Wins New Hampshire Startup Challenge After Night of Pitches

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Business NH Magazine – May 11, 2016, ValChoice Takes First Place in MYPN Startup Challenge

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Insurance Networking News – April, 2016, #InsurTech Update: 8 Startups Making Waves Right Now

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New Hampshire Union Leader – March 30, 2016, Governor Hassan Encourages Startup Company Owners

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Market Report from ValChoice Highlights How Publicly Traded Auto Insurance Companies Cost Consumers $18.9 Billion by Overcharging and Underpaying Claims.

New Hampshire High-Tech Council (NHHTC)

ValChoice was chosen by the Council’s Entrepreneur Forum committee to lead the agenda for the Entrepreneur Forum event on February 10, 2016 at 5:30pm... read more

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Live Free and Start – January, 2016, “Meet Dan Karr, Innovator of the Week”

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New Hampshire Union Leader – Dec 4, 2015, “NH man markets method for rating insurance companies”

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July 25, 2014 – An article titled “This Guy Could Revolutionize Insurance Company Reviews” was published on the blog “Quoted.”

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Contra Costa Times – July 21, 2014 – An article titled “Injured…Bike Commuter Crusades Against Greedy Insurance Companies.” 

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Riskheads.org – July 21, 2014 – Published an article titled “Consumer Insurance Companies – About to be Rated.”

Forbes magazine press article on technology executive, author and founder Dan Karr

Forbes – July  15, 2014, “Can Technology Disrupt the Consumer Insurance Market?” “…today there’s no Carfax for home insurance, health insurance, or even auto insurance.  The new service, in fact, will help consumers learn which insurance companies are best at paying claims…”

ValChoice CEO Speaks to Insurance Commissioners at Miami NAIC Meeting

BEDFORD, NH – Dec 12, 2016 – ValChoice®, the only analytics company for consumers of insurance, today announced that its CEO Dan Karr will be speaking at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Fall 2016 Meeting taking place December 10 – 13, 2016 in Miami, FL. Speaking to the Committee on Market Regulation and…

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Lack of car insurance transparency cost consumers $101 billion

Lack of Transparency in Auto Insurance Market Cost Consumers $101 Billion in the Last Five Years, ValChoice Study Finds

BEDFORD, N.H. — November 21, 2016 — U.S. consumers effectively overpaid for auto insurance coverage by a stunning $101 billion in the last five years, a new study by insurance analytics company ValChoice has found. As reported by the NY Times, roughly 90 percent of consumers could have gotten a better deal had they used…

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Infographic of ValChoice Awards, include Microsoft Award of $120,000

Microsoft Awards ValChoice $120K to Advance the Industry’s First Insurance Rating Service for Consumers

Download Press Release | View Infographic BEDFORD, NH – June 27, 2016 – ValChoice®, the first analytics company that lets consumers of insurance know which companies offer the best price, protection (claims payment) and service, today announced that it has received a $120,000 Microsoft BizSpark Plus Award as part of a global program to help…

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Founder, Dan Karr, accepting first place prize for the New Hampshire Startup Challenge

ValChoice Wins $60K New Hampshire Startup Challenge; Forbes Calls the Company “Carfax for Insurance”

BEDFORD, NH – May 12, 2016 – ValChoice®, the first analytics company for consumers of insurance, today announced that it has won the New Hampshire Startup Challenge totaling more than $60K in winnings that will be used to grow ValChoice into one of…

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ValChoice CEO Speaks at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on Transparency in the Insurance Industry

BEDFORD, NH – April 3, 2016 – ValChoice®, the only analytics company for consumers of insurance, today announced that its CEO Dan Karr will be speaking at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Spring 2016 Meeting taking place April 3-6, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. Speaking on transparency in the insurance industry…

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Infographic - more insurance companies does not translate to more competition and may not result in either cheap insurance or more affordable insurance

ValChoice Fact Checks Donald Trump’s Plan on Insurance; Selling Across State Lines Not Likely to Drive Down Costs or Help Consumers

BEDFORD, NH – February 25, 2016 – ValChoice®, the only analytics company for consumers of insurance, today announced a new market analysis report challenging the insurance claims by Donald Trump that selling across state lines will create more competition, thereby driving down costs and helping middle and lower income families. The ValChoice analysis identifies the…

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Market Report from ValChoice Highlights How Publicly Traded Auto Insurance Companies Cost Consumers $18.9 Billion by Overcharging and Underpaying Claims

BEDFORD, NH – January 26, 2016 – ValChoice®, the only analytics company for consumers of insurance, today announced a new market analysis report that shows how publicly traded auto insurance companies, who are pressured to deliver profits to their shareholders, have cost consumers $18.9 billion by overcharging and underpaying claims.

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ValChoice Announces the First Insurance Ranking Service for Consumers; Offers Free Reports to Every American

BEDFORD, NH – December 2, 2015 – ValChoice®, the only analytics company for consumers of insurance, today announced the launch of the industry’s first insurance ranking service for consumers, along with the immediate availability of free reports for every American. The ValChoice service enables consumers to

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The TV section of the newsroom includes videos of live television shows, interviews and news stories featuring ValChoice.

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Associated Press – August 30, 2016, Frustration Sparks Insurance Grading Website

ValChoice on Live TV, The Progress Report with Bob Backus

June, 2106 – The Progress Report – Hosts Bob Backus and Mike Frye  interview ValChoice founder, Dan Karr, about ValChoice, how it got started and how ValChoice helps consumers.

What People are Saying About ValChoice

Michael Eckhardt, Managing Director, The Chasm Institute
“For U.S. consumers seeking the best auto insurance for their needs, it looks like help is on its way.  ValChoice is massively disrupting the auto insurance business, the same way Uber, Amazon, and Southwest Airlines have disrupted their markets. Whether with improved ride sharing, an incredibly effective online shopping experience, fair and simple flights — or more transparent auto insurance options — the customer wins.  And wins big.”

David Shaffer, Agency Principal, David Shaffer Insurance Services
“The ValChoice service is very valuable new tool developed for communicating the value of insurance carriers to existing and potential new clients. In addition to the direct personalized and professional advice my agency provides, ValChoice’s easy-to-understand reports from an independent non-biased third party will further enable my agency to guide clients towards the best insurance offerings, enabling us to win more new clients, close deals with even greater client confidence and also help our clients feel even happier about their insurance choices to protect their assets from among the many top quality insurance companies we represent.”

Amy Bach, Co-Founder at United Policyholders
“As a national charity that helps disaster victims, we know that insurance benefits are make or break for people’s ability to recover. We also know that some insurers pay faster and better and some drag their feet and underpay. But it’s very hard for consumers to figure out which are which. That’s why United Policyholders is excited about ValChoice. It will give people the information they need to put their trust (and money) with insurers that come through for their customers.”

Brendan Bridgeland, Executive Director, Center for Insurance Research
“We applaud this effort to bring previously inaccessible data to use by consumers in evaluating the insurance marketplace.”

San Jose Mercury News"The Comparison Report “rated my company against (ValChoice's) three best auto insurers in California. They looked so much better, I almost called them immediately for quotes.”

Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Mercury News

2016-03-20T13:40:25+00:00

Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Mercury News

"The Comparison Report “rated my company against (ValChoice's) three best auto insurers in California. They looked so much better, I almost called them immediately for quotes.”

Forbes magazine press article on technology executive, author and founder Dan Karr
"...Carfax for insurance...”

Giovanni Rodriguez

2015-10-27T13:45:33+00:00

Giovanni Rodriguez

"...Carfax for insurance...”
"I saved $2,781 per year with the Compare Car Insurance report."

David W., New Hampshire

2016-10-24T21:17:49+00:00

David W., New Hampshire

"I saved $2,781 per year with the Compare Car Insurance report."
"I had no idea how my long-standing insurance company compared. ValChoice showed me that they ranked near the top. And with that information, I had the confidence to continue with my current provider."

Matt K., San Ramon, California

2015-11-23T16:20:31+00:00

Matt K., San Ramon, California

I had no idea how my long-standing insurance company compared. ValChoice showed me that they ranked near the top. And with that information
"With four young children, I need to know I’m protected if anything happens to me or my family. Thanks to ValChoice, I found out my insurance company was rated extremely low, prompting me to move my business to a better provider in order to ensure my family’s future."

Mike M., Bedford, New Hampshire

2015-11-23T22:10:08+00:00

Mike M., Bedford, New Hampshire

"With four young children, I need to know I’m protected if anything happens to me or my family. Thanks to ValChoice, I found out my insurance company was rated extremely low, prompting me to move my business to a better provider in order to ensure my family’s future."

The Radio section of the newsroom includes podcasts of live radio shows and news stories featuring ValChoice.

iHeartMedia interview with Jack Heath on how to find the best car insurance

iHeartMedia, WGIR, AM 610 – June 2016 – Host Jack Heath interviews ValChoice founder, Dan Karr, on how to find the best car insurance using the ValChoice service.  

Radio show Business IQ on 105.1 FM

WBNH, 105.1 FM – May 2016 – Hosts Don Byrne and Andrea O’Brien interview ValChoice founder, Dan Karr, about being the 1st place winner of the Social Venture Innovation Challenge. The questioning includes how social ventures differ from other ventures and why many millennial prefer social ventures.

Super Change Your LIfe

Super Change Your Life – July 17, 2014, Interview with Dan Karr, Author and Founder

The Slide Share section of the newsroom includes presentations given by ValChoice at various industry conferences and events.

Presentation at fall 2016 National Association of Insurance Commissioners conference in Miami, Florida. Presentation given by ValChoice founder, Dan Karr.

Presentation at spring 2016 National Association of Insurance Commissioners conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presentation given by ValChoice founder, Dan Karr.

The Awards section of the newsroom includes dates and names of awards ValChoice has received.

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Union Leader – October 6, 2016, New Hampshire Celebrates Innovators and Innovation. ValChoice recognized as one of the top five startups for innovation.

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ValChoice Founder, Dan Karr, presenting to the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs Committee
December 12, 2016, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Fontainebleau Miami
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33410