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State Farm’s Net Worth Nearly $100 Billion Despite 2017 Underwriting Loss

State Farm’s property-casualty underwriting loss widened last year. The nation’s largest insurer reported a $6.5 billion underwriting loss in 2017, compared to $5.5 billion in 2016.

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Not a Drive-Thru Claim Center: SUV Crashes into State Farm Office in Illinois

The first day of March was an eventful one for a State Farm agent in Freeport, Ill.

State Farm Earns I-CAR Insurance Gold Class Corporate Status

I-CAR has awarded Insurance Gold Class business recognition at the corporate level to State Farm, an achievement reserved for insurance carriers that are committed to improving the performance and quality of auto collision repairs.

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Did State Farm Buy a Judge? Racketeering Lawsuit Heading to Trial After Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Case

A federal judge has denied State Farm’s motion to toss a class-action lawsuit claiming that the insurance carrier secretly bankrolled the 2004 election campaign of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in hopes that he would overturn the $1.05 billion Avery vs. State Farm judgment.

Consumer Group Urges Withdrawal of State Farm-Backed Bill that Would Repeal Labor-Rate Survey Guidelines in California

Consumer Watchdog urged California State Assembly member Autumn Burke to withdraw State Farm-backed legislation that would repeal recently enacted Department of Insurance voluntary labor-rate survey guidelines and would eliminate a consumer’s right to select an auto body shop of their choice.

California insurers warn that new labor rates will hit consumers in their wallets.
Omaha CARSTAR, State Farm Donate Recycled Ride to Salvation Army Chaplain

The CARSTAR Omaha, Neb., locations recently presented a set of minivan keys to a Salvation Army chaplain during their annual Tree of Lights Kickoff in Omaha.

Recycled Rides Donates Sedan to Survivor of Domestic Violence

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a single mother from Wichita, Kan., recently received the keys to a 2012 Chevy Impala, as part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program.

The John Eagle Collision Case: A Review

Read a summary of the coverage BodyShop Business has done on the John Eagle case that has raised alarm bells in the collision repair industry over the last couple of months.

Every Body Shop Should Post John Eagle Verdict for Insurance Adjusters to See, Attorney Says

Attorney Todd Tracy, who represented Matthew and Marcia Seebachan in their negligence lawsuit against John Eagle Collision Center, has a message for body shops in the wake of the Seebachans’ court victory.

NABC’s ‘FREE’ Program Provides Firefighters with Crash Course on How to Cut up Complex Vehicles

NABC’s training program is designed to provide specialized instruction on the safest, fastest way to extricate accident victims from vehicles constructed with today’s high-strength materials and advanced technologies.

Collision Repairers Give High Marks to Regional Auto Insurers

Smaller, lesser-known insurers received the highest marks from collision repairers asked to grade the auto insurers’ claims practices in the 2017 CRASH Network “Insurer Report Card.”

Navy Vet in Minnesota Receives Recycled Ride

Justin Griego and his family have a reliable vehicle, thanks to LaMettry’s Collision – a Minneapolis/St. Paul MSO – along with State Farm, NABC’s Recycled Rides program and local vendor partners.