Car sales platform to begin offering insurance

insurancebusinessmag | June 19, 2019

Car sales platform to begin offering insurance
The trend of insurance being bundled along with other commodities continues, with an online platform for automobile sales in India expanding to include insurance.CarDekho, which sells new and used vehicles on its website, has launched InsuranceDekho. The new platform has tied up with over 20 motor insurance and health insurance providers, according to a report by Times of India.

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Properly insuring your rental property needs to be an important part of your investment strategy. Today, we have asked Terry Cleveland, an expert in landlord insurance, to talk to us about insurance policies for investment property in Indiana. She’s going to talk about what you need in a rental home policy. Remember that laws and policies are different in every state, so make sure you’re working with an agent or an insurance company that can handle your investment property insurance policy locally.