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CO by U.S. Chamber of Commerce – February 19, 2020, 4 Experts Share Their Business Funding Strategies

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New Hampshire Union Leader – February 3, 2020, Bedford company fighting for insurance transparency.

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Yahoo Finance – January 28, 2020, ValChoice Takes On the Insurance Industry with the First Comprehensive Platform for Rating and Selecting Car and Home Insurance

Grange Insurance announces prestigious ValChoice awards for best value in homeowners insurance in the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho

KAKE.com – January 16, 2019, Grange Insurance Association wins 2018 ValChoice Awards for Home Insurance Throughout the Pacific Northwest

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Agency Checklists – June 7, 2018, Appointments, Awards and Accolades

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WorldNews.com – June 2, 2018, Rockford Mutual Insurance Co. wins ValChoice award

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KPLR Channel 11, St. Louis, Missouri – May 22, 2018, The Rising Cost of Home Insurance.

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Yahoo Finance – June 15, 2017, With Home Insurance Prices increasing 4X Faster than Median Family Income, ValChoice Launches the First Home Insurance Grading System

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Lifehacker – December 12, 2016, Mutual Insurance Companies Offer The Best Value

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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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Auto Credit Express – July 16, 2016, ValChoice is the Industry’s First Insurance Rating Service.

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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, Insurtech Startup ValChoice Receives $120K Microsoft BizSpark Plus Award

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New Hampshire Union Leader – June 27, 2016, Microsoft Awards ValChoice $120K To Advance The Industry’s First Insurance Rating Service For Consumers

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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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San Jose Mercury News – March 6, 2016, Injured bike commuter steps up crusade for auto insurance reform

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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.

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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.”

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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…”

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Libraries Help Patrons Save up to $2,000 on Auto Insurance due to COVID-19 with New Financial Literacy Tools

Users can use the free tools independently or take advantage of instructional videos and online webinars that explain insurance BEDFORD, NH – April 23, 2020 –  ValChoice, a consumer data analytics company and insurance industry watchdog, today announced that numerous libraries have begun offering its financial literacy tools to help patrons save money on auto insurance […]

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$100 Billion in Profits Expected to Go to Auto insurance Companies Due to COVID-19

$100 Billion in Profits Expected to Go to Auto insurance Companies Due to COVID-19

Link to Full Report | Click for Infographic   BEDFORD, NH – April 7, 2020 – ValChoice, an insurance data analytic company and consumer advocate, today released a special market report titled “COVID-19 Windfall Profits Estimated at $100B for Car Insurers.”  In the report, ValChoice estimates that insurance companies could realize $100 billion in windfall […]

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Rockford Mutual Insurance Company Wins 2019 ValChoice® Award For “#1 Best Value” In Wisconsin

  We’re excited to announce that Rockford Mutual Insurance Company (RMIC) has been awarded the prestigious ValChoice® award as #1 Best Value for car insurance in Wisconsin for the award year 2018/19. To receive this award, Rockford Mutual provided their customers with a unique combination of exceptional customer service, claims handling, and value in the car […]

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ValChoice Takes On the Insurance Industry with the First Comprehensive Platform for Rating and Selecting Car and Home Insurance

BEDFORD, NH – January 28, 2020 – ValChoice, the leading insurance analytics and ratings service, today unveiled two free services to guide consumers through the process of discovering, evaluating, and selecting home and auto insurance. The new Car and Home Insurance Calculators expose the massive insurance pricing disparity that causes millions of consumers to overpay […]

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Report identifies type of companies that are most likely to delay and deny insurance claims.

ValChoice Report Identifies Car Insurers That Delay and Deny Insurance Claims

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 Best Car Insurance Rating Report Names Two of the Best Car Insurance Companies in Your State

ValChoice Launches Service for Finding the Best Car Insurance

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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The Car Insurance Comparison Report Compares Your Car Insurance Company to Three of the Best Companies in the State Where You Live

New Service from ValChoice Compares Car Insurance on Protection, Service and Price

Data Analytics is Changing the Way Consumers Shop for Insurance Download This Press Release BEDFORD, NH – July 18, 2017 – ValChoice®, the first company to bring transparency to auto and home insurance, today announced a car insurance comparison tool that will change the way people shop for car insurance. Using this new service, consumers […]

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ValChoice Launches the First Home Insurance Grading System

Father’s Day 2007 in Intensive Care Leads to Insurance Transparency in 2017 Download This Press Release | View Infographic BEDFORD, NH – June 15, 2017 – ValChoice®, the first company to bring transparency to auto insurance, today introduced a new home insurance grading system that rates insurance companies on the three most important things consumers care […]

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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 Cost Consumers $101 Billion on Auto Insurance

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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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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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 to Insurance Commissioners on Need for Transparency

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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ValChoice Fact Checks Donald Trump’s Plan on Insurance

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

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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Newsmax – February 26, 2020, Interview with ValChoice Founder Dan Karr

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BoldTV – February 22, 2020, Interview with ValChoice Founder Dan Karr

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KPLR Channel 11, St. Louis, Missouri – May 22, 2018, The Rising Cost of Home Insurance.

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Fox 5, Washington DC – September 20, 2017, Live interview discussing flooding as a result of recent hurricanes and the impact on consumers.

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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.”

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

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WINA News Radio – February 21, 2020 – Host Rob Schilling interviews ValChoice founder, Dan Karr, on how to find the best car insurance.  

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– September, 2017 – Hosts Jeffrey Davis and John Dustin interview ValChoice founder, Dan Karr. The interview highlights both the unique offering, and the great need for the service.  

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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.  

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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.

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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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