PulsePoints: Home and Auto Insurance

PulsePoints: Home and Auto Insurance

What homeowners, renters and drivers know—and ought to know
December 14, 2015

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For many Americans, their home is their largest investment. But, according to the Insurance Information Institute’s ( I.I.I.) annual Pulse Survey, understanding some key aspects of homeowners insurance remains a challenge.


In PulsePoints: Home and Auto Insurance, we present findings from a survey of more than 1,000 adults in the United States. We asked homeowners specific questions about their insurance and the protective measures they took to prepare for a catastrophe. In this poll, we also surveyed Americans’ sentiments about emerging technologies that could affect their insurance needs and pricing (e.g., telematics devices

and self-driving cars).


Answers reveal a wide range of results that point to some interesting (and sometimes surprising) facts and trends, including: that insurers can improve how they engage consumers in helping them to better understand the details of their insurance policies; and that many Americans are quite accepting of emerging, even disruptive, technologies.


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