Morningstar Features

By Posted : 04/23/2009

In an interview with Dow Jones reporter Lavonne Kuykendall, VP Sam Belden talks about a new consumer survey that shows how drivers are managing their car insurance policies during tough economic times.

About 25% of consumers surveyed planned to buy less coverage either by getting higher deductibles or lower limits of liability. The survey also noted that 32% of consumers are driving quite a bit less than they were 6 months ago, giving them the opportunity to qualify for low mileage discounts.

A separate study conducted by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America showed that 24% of homeowners were planning to cut coverage as well.

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