Coronavirus Guide: Car Insurance Industry Has Switched To An Online Model

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With more than 1,4 million confirmed cases and more than 83.000 deaths, the coronavirus pandemic in the United States does not seem to slow down. Quite the opposite. The country is in lockdown, with stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures being enforced by the local authorities. Most of the companies have closed their doors and had to fire people. Only companies that could manage their businesses online are still operating. Shops and restaurants that can provide the delivery of goods still manage to survive on the market. Car insurance companies make no exception. explains what is different now for the auto insurance industry since the companies now operate online-only. For more info, visit

  • Drivers should expect longer to contact and work with customer service. Since insurance representatives do no longer physically contact the policyholder, everyone has to go online and check the customer services. Naturally, there are queues forming up. Most people want to know about their premium payments and the recently introduced premium refunds.
  • All claims are processed online. Instead of meeting with agents and claims adjusters, policyholders will have to contact the company via a call of a video conference. When reporting an accident, the policyholder will have to show pictures and videos that show the damage and support their claims. The company will send the evidence to some specialists, wait for results, and then contact the client and start negotiating the reimbursement's value.
  • Smaller companies have to adapt. Companies that were never used to handling claims and requests online had to adapt and build the needed infrastructure. That means adding new servers and storage spaces, adding more personnel to handle customer service and possibly, automate some requests and answers.
  • Companies must regularly update their websites and present the latest developments. These are busy times for insurance companies and they must be able to react to the recent legislation and guidelines. For example, they must inform clients how much money they will receive as premium refunds. It is recommended to display the latest info on the homepage.

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