Katherine Ross

Katherine Ross is ValuePenguin's Editorial Associate. She focuses on auto and home insurance, disaster-related insurance, and other personal finance topics. Her previous experience includes freelancing for online magazines and working with inmates at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility on The Insider, the inmate-run newspaper.

How Crime has Changed in Colorado Cities in the Past Five Years

When it comes to crime in Colorado, it’s a tale of two states. In one group of communities, the incidence of crime, of both the violent... Read More

2017-2018 Rate Updates Proposed for Allstate Insurance Company, Employers Mutual Casualty Company and MetLife in Arkansas

Three home insurance companies—Metlife, Allstate, and Employers Mutual Casualty—have been approved for rate changes in Arkansas. The... Read More

Rate Changes for Progressive, Chubb and USAA Auto Insurance Companies in Maryland

Three major auto insurance companies in Maryland have filed for rate changes. The changes will affect companies associated with... Read More

2017-2018 Rate Updates for Nationwide, Allied, and The Hartford Insurance Company in California

There were five notable homeowners insurance rate changes filed for consideration in California. The companies involved multiple sister... Read More

Rate Increases for National General Assurance, Liberty Mutual, and Celina Mutual Auto Insurance Companies in Tennessee for 2017-2018

Four companies have recently applied for rate changes in Tennessee. These companies include National General Assurance Company, Celina... Read More

Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster: Is an SBA Loan Your Best Bet?

After surviving record-setting hurricanes and historic wildfires, many Americans face the daunting—and expensive—task of rebuilding their... Read More

Auto Insurance Rate Changes in New Jersey for Farmers and State Farm Companies in 2017-2018

The State Farm and Farmers groups of insurance companies recently filed rate changes in the state of New Jersey. Read more about the... Read More

Allstate Home Insurance Retains 15% Marriage Discount for Widows and Widowers in Maryland

Allstate Insurance Company submitted a request to the Maryland Bureau of Insurance in September 2017 to increase the premiums for its... Read More

Rate Increases for Mercury Indemnity Company of Georgia Averaging 9.9% for 2017-2018

Mercury Indemnity Company of Georgia submitted a request on August 2nd, 2017 to the Georgia Bureau of Insurance to increase the premiums... Read More

Federated National Insurance Company Approved for Rate Increases Averaging 20% for 2017-2018 in Florida

Federated National Insurance Company submitted a request to the Florida Bureau of Insurance to increase the premiums for its auto... Read More