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Insurance companies blame drivers for rate hikes

Insurance companies blame drivers for rate hikes

State Farm notes it's had to pay out so many claims that its underwriting loss went from $4 billion in 2015 to $7 billion last year.  (Source: FOX 8 photo) State Farm notes it's had to pay out so many claims that its underwriting loss went from $4 billion in 2015 to $7 billion last year. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Auto insurance companies blame some of their recent rate hikes on distracted drivers.

They notice an uptick in the number of claims they're paying. They say distracted drivers are a contributing factor. State Farm notes it's had to pay out so many claims that its underwriting loss went from $4 billion in 2015 to $7 billion last year. 

The Louisiana Department of Insurance has an online tool that can help you compare auto insurance rates in your area. Click here for a link to the tool.
 
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