Top 15 Must-Read Insurance Blogs for 2013

Auto, life, home, fire, flood, cyber – the list of insurance products on the market goes on and on, and it can be difficult finding trustworthy information to guide you in your search. Insurance is such a vast marketplace, and without the information needed to make an informed decision, you could end up paying too much. That’s why we’ve put together this list of Top 15 Must-Read Insurance Blogs for 2013.

1. Terms & Conditions Blog (Insurance Information Institute)

The Terms & Conditions Blog, powered by the Insurance Information Institute, is a wonderful starting block for information related to all types of insurance. Proprietor Claire Wilkinson does an excellent job of offering real meat-and-potatoes information that is accessible for the layperson and informative to professionals. Some of Wilkinson’s more recent postings include “NICB Analyzes Organized Crime in Insurance Fraud,” “Top Jury Verdicts Rise Again in 2012,” and “Annual Tally of Most Ridiculous Lawsuits.”

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2. LexisNexis Communities Insurance Law Blog

The insurance and legal sectors share a strong link to one another, so it always helps to get the legal perspective on insurance developments. LexisNexis, one of the most trusted names in legal information, is there to help with their Insurance Law Blog on the LexisNexis Communities Portal. On any given day, you could come here to learn about terrorism risk insurance, the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on insurance, or recent developments in the National Flood Insurance Program extension.

Alexa Rating as of January 2013: 9,620

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3. The Insurance Word Blog

Powered by the non-profit LIFE Foundation, the Insurance Word Blog is one of the more prolific and up-to-date sources out there for insurance consumers and professionals. Here you can learn about topics like estate planning, college planning, annuities, and dozens of other insurance-related topics. It takes a lot to keep a blog going strong for seven years, but that’s exactly what the LIFE Foundation has done here, and each year since starting the site in 2006 has seen an increase in content.

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4. AMAXX Workers Comp Resource Center Blog

Many of the blogs on this list of Must-Read Insurance Blogs for 2013 take a generalist approach, but sometimes it’s good to drown out the noise and focus on what you really need to know. For workers compensation information, there are few better niche blogs than the AMAXX Workers Comp Resource Blog. Recent posts include “Self-Insurance and High Deductible Provide Most Control for Managing Workers Comp,” “Failure to Implement Safety Procedure Costs Employer a Bundle,” and “Different Strategies for Return to Work.”

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5. Managed Care Matters

Joe Paduda is just a one-man show, unlike AMAXX (No. 4), but that hasn’t stopped him from earning Top 25 recognition from LexisNexis for having one of the best workers compensation sites online four-years-running. With Managed Care Matters, Joe regularly serves up his insider knowledge in posts, such as “In workers comp, it’s the tail that’ll kill you” and “Predictions for health care in 2013.” Great blog for any insurance and legal professional or anyone actively interested in the insurance market, especially as it relates to workers compensation.

Alexa Rating as of January 2013: 2,512,229

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6. Specialty Insurance Blog

Tired of hearing nothing but “health insurance this” and “Obamacare that”? No one can blame you. There are other aspects of the insurance sector, and the Specialty Insurance Blog does a fine job in delving in to what they are. This isn’t your typical insurance agent’s blog as it deals with topics such as the cyber risk insurance market, crowd-funding insurance, and insurance agent errors and omissions related to catastrophes. Powered by Tennant for several years now, 2013 promises to continue the tradition.

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7. Home Insurance Blog

Editor Carrie Van Brunt has kept the Home Insurance Blog supplied with a steady stream of updates since the first of the year, and is also soliciting reader feedback to continually feed her audience the kinds of articles they wish to see. Recent posts cover how to choose the right deductible for your home insurance, how to score additional discounts on your home insurance based on lifestyle choices and “5 Reasons You’re Paying Too Much for Home Insurance.”

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8. Blog

The blog offers in-depth commentary and compelling discussion on the present and future of the health care industry as the national healthcare system prepares for a Jan. 1, 2014, launch date. Definitely a place you’ll want to check out as we grow closer to the date and more of the details start to fall into place. Recent posts include “Is Pain-Free Medicare Reform Possible?,” “Consumer Protections in Industry Crosshairs,” and “The Future of YOUR Health Insurance Premiums.”

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9. Health Insurance Sort Blog

The Health Insurance Sort Blog bills itself as “Your source for health insurance comparison,” but the blog info, which is updated quite frequently with posts that go well beyond fluff, deal with everything from pediatric dental coverage requirements to how health care reform will affect job creation in 2013. For all the various changes ahead, this along with our No. 8 pick, will make sure no change goes unnoticed.

Alexa Rating as of January 2013: 715,877

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10. Burand’s Agency E&O

If you’re an insurance professional trying to navigate the stormy waters of errors and omissions (E&O), then you’ll find Chris Burand’s blog a godsend. Part of the invaluable Insurance Journal website, Burand uses his corner of the cyber-world to shed light on everything from using standardized procedures to the dangers of accepting cash payments. Indispensable to most insurance pros.

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11. AccuQuote Life Insurance Blog

The AccuQuote Life Insurance Blog may use the term “life insurance” in its title, but the overall reach goes further than that. In addition to life insurance, it also covers related topics, such as financial planning and personal finance. Updates are frequent and substantive. Past topics have also touched on disability insurance, identity theft, and health insurance.

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12. Allstate Insurance Blog

The Allstate Insurance Blog uses a soft-sell approach by focusing more on information than trying to sell you on its product, and it seems to be working for them. Auto safety, tips and tricks, and personal finance are among the most popular topic explorations of this very consumer-friendly web destination. Recent posts include “8 Storm Preparedness Tips for Your Small Business,” “Homeowner’s Insurance Mega-Quiz,” and “Survive a Night in Your Car.”

Alexa Rating as of January 2013: 7,933

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13. LearnVest

LearnVest keeps its readers well-stocked with insurance-related articles, money management topics, and health-related information. With “101” Sections on Life Insurance and Health Insurance and “Must Reads,” like “How to Insure a Car You Don’t Plan on Driving,” “3 Health Care Reforms to Look Out for This Year,” and “How to Find Good Term Life Insurance,” there is plenty here to chew on for consumers and insurance professionals.

Alexa Rating as of January 2013: 26,424

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14. National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Blog

The NAIFA Blog stays at the cutting edge of what is happening in Washington and how that affects insurers and financial advisors. Articles are written by professionals, but you don’t have to be a pro to get value out of it. From industry news and demographic-specific reports to tax reform talk and consumer advocacy, you’re sure to find something to suit your interests.

Alexa Rating as of January 2013: 3,305,779

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15. QuickQuote Insurance Blog

Been thinking of purchasing a term life insurance policy? Maybe you just want to know how to stay healthy through flu season. The QuickQuote Insurance Blog is an informative site in all insurance- and health-related matters. It offers an attractive user interface and a steady stream of content with 2013 promising to be the blog’s most active year yet. Insurance pro Tim Bain has been committed to the site since its inception in June 2006, and he continues to increase the content with a consumer-centric focus. Great resource no matter where you find yourself in the insurance transaction process.

Alexa Rating as of January 2013: 906,824

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Those are our picks. What insurance blogs are you reading this year? Share your picks with us in the comments section below.

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20 Responses to Top 15 Must-Read Insurance Blogs for 2013

  1. Barry Waters February 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Nice list. I’ve visited the Quick Quote blog a couple of times and have been impressed with their mix of topics. It’s hard to make insurance topics interesting but they do a good job. Some of these others are new to me so I’ll definitely check them out. Thanks for the resource. I’ll be back!

  2. Rose February 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I have frequently used blogs like AccuQuote and Quick Quote for my own ever-changing needs and to refer my clients (I am a life coach helping professionals get out from under the ridiculous expenses that keep them tied to high-paying but soul-sucking jobs). We don’t just go to the most common household names or the loudest, most persistent advertisers to get our insurance information any more. Anyone is empowered to do their research and become an expert in how to thoroughly and cost effectively get their insurance needs met with the wealth of info available online now. It’s very empowering for consumers. Thanks for the resource.

  3. Marry February 2, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    After a long research i have found it! this is the best compare topics that there is in the whole web… i have been searching for insurance companies and until now didn’t find what i was looking for. here you can see exactly what you need with lots of information and a good perspective view. Thank you very much for the help of my decision

  4. Don February 2, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    This is a very helpful article and is definitely worth a bookmark. I highly recommend this article! Thanks for the post!

  5. Joey Giangola February 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Solid collection of blogs, thanks for assembling this quality list. Looking forward to reading some of the ones I was unfamiliar with.

  6. Mike Wise February 2, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Great list. Thanks for the effort. Remember my Social Tech Blog, too!!!

  7. Lina Atkinson February 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    I am a very careful investor both in terms of money and time. The time I spend on your blog is actually an investment and I am sure it is going to save me a lot in long run.

  8. Henry March 20, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Excellent list of blogs, it is always good to be able to see what authority sites say on topics.

  9. Eric Stauffer March 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Awesome list! Everything I have found so far for insurance related sites have been packed with affiliate links. This is exactly what I was looking for.

  10. Edward Harris March 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    That’s a very comprehensive list. I have heard of a few of them, but there are also a few I have never seen. Thanks again for putting them together! Ed

  11. Hank March 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Nice list.

    Another one that you might want to add that I personally found useful was

    They have a particularly good section on the individual requirements in each of the states.

  12. insurance brokers April 5, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    I am just looking for the insurance blogs sites. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Brian April 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Don’t forget my life insurance blog! It has details and insider info that you can’t find elsewhere.

  14. Chris Huntley June 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    I’m impressed. You compiled a REAL list of good insurance websites. I’ve seen these lists of insurance blog posts before where I don’t think the author even looked at the content on the sites, because they were garbage, but yours are clearly the best of the best.

    Chris Huntley

  15. car insurance quotes california August 6, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    @Chris Huntley
    I agree completely with you here. It is a very valuable and helpful collection of blogs. I am trying to gain information from all these. Really helpful post. Thank you..!!

  16. California insurance brokers August 21, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    Thank you so much for the list! I’ve been looking for places to find quality insurance info for a while now.. The insurance journal was the only blog i’ve already been on.

  17. California Insurance March 1, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    Great list of insurance blogs.

  18. Sophia September 18, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    Awesome list Archie, thanks for the roundup. I found one more general insurance related blog that has some useful resources –

    I am glad you did not include any major insurance company blogs in this list – since most of them are biased.

    Please also suggest some best blogs for a insurance agent to run agency successfully.

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  20. UK pension October 23, 2015 at 12:44 am #

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