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Fewer Uninsured Drivers with Expanded CLCA Coverage

By Aline Miranda on September 20, 2014

Despite state law that mandates auto insurance for all vehicles, some estimate there are more than 3 million uninsured vehicles in California. However, more low-income Californians will now have the opportunity to purchase affordable automobile insurance. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that will expand California’s Low-Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCA) to include non-citizen individuals who qualify for California drivers’ licenses next year.

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

By Aline Miranda on January 27, 2014

In California, all drivers are required to carry auto insurance regardless of whether they drive a high-end new car or one that is old and not in the best shape. Unfortunately, many drivers do not carry insurance either because they cannot afford it, have allowed it to lapse, have a driving record which prevents them from obtaining it, or fail to understand its importance. Insurance industry studies concerning auto coverage have shown that as many as one out of four drivers drive without any form of insurance or have too little coverage to handle the consequences should they be involved in a major accident. This can create a difficult situation for those who are injured by these uninsured or underinsured drivers.

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The Importance of Having Uninsured Motorist Coverage

By Aline Miranda on December 3, 2013

Every driver in the state of California is required by law to carry auto liability insurance. The minimum liability insurance for a passenger vehicle is $15,000 for injury or death of a single individual, $30,000 for injury or death of multiple individuals, and $5,000 for property damage. Comprehensive coverage, collision coverage, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, rental car coverage, and various other types of insurance coverage are also available.

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Medical Payments Coverage: All Insurance Is Not Created Equal

By Aline Miranda on February 2, 2011

These are tough economic times and everyone is looking to cut back on expenses, including auto insurance expenses. Be careful how you cut costs on your automobile insurance costs. Saving money on your auto insurance could end up hurting you if you are involved in an accident.

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