auto insurance http://wamc.org en Blair Horner: Health Inequality Grows http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-health-inequality-grows-2 <p>A recent report by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) took a close look at how companies weigh some of the non-driving related factors when they provide price quotes to consumers.&nbsp; What NYPIRG found was startling.&nbsp; All else being&nbsp;equal, for three of the top five insurers in New&nbsp;York, a low wage worker with a high school degree could pay anywhere from 19%-41% <em>more</em> than a college educated professional for the <em>exact same coverage</em>.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Blair Horner 88673 at http://wamc.org New Yorkers Tighten Purse Strings http://wamc.org/post/new-yorkers-tighten-purse-strings <p>The recession may be over, but many New Yorkers say they still feel a pinch in the pocketbook, paying more for just about everything on stagnant salaries. For many it's another day, another bill. People in high places have heard citizens'&nbsp;cries.</p><p>GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino has been holding a mirror to citizen sentiments with his campaign mantra.&nbsp;&nbsp; "We're losing more people to other states than any other state in the country. 400,000 people in the last four years.&nbsp; We are losing because we have the highest taxes in America. And it's not even close."</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:49:57 +0000 Dave Lucas 87366 at http://wamc.org New Yorkers Tighten Purse Strings Winter: Prime Time For Auto Crime http://wamc.org/post/winter-prime-time-auto-crime <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will provide nearly $4 million in grant funding to 29 police departments, district attorneys’ offices and other agencies to combat motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud in New York State.&nbsp; The Albany Police Department, Albany County and Westchester County district attorney's offices are getting just over $400,000 combined.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80261 at http://wamc.org Winter: Prime Time For Auto Crime Massachusetts Auto Insurance Rates Rise http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-auto-insurance-rates-rise <p><font size="2">Auto insurance rates in Massachusetts are climbing higher. Drivers are starting to see their premiums go up four years after rates dropped when the state partially de-regulated the auto insurance business.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Tue, 15 May 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 39036 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Auto Insurance Rates Rise