Mark Fitzpatrick

Mark Fitzpatrick is a Research Analyst at ValuePenguin focused on the insurance industry. He previously worked in Country Risk Management at State Street Corporation.

Young Missouri Drivers Are Over Three Times More Likely to Get Into a Distracted Driving Crash

Distracted driving is a serious cause of accidents in Missouri, contributing to almost 14% of crashes in a single year. New laws to...

States Where Homeowners Are Most at Risk from Climate Change

We looked at the states most at risk from projected rising ocean levels, and how current weather events are leading to higher insurance...

Renovating Your Home? 3 Ways It Can Save Money on Home Insurance

Renovating a home can be a big investment, but homeowners can get major savings on their home insurance policy, especially those with older...

What Is Personal Cyber Insurance? And How Can Homeowners Buy a Policy?

Personal cyber insurance is on the rise, and coverage offered to supplement home insurance policies offers a hint at how protection may be...

Are Smart Device Home Insurance Discounts Worth It?

As an increasing number of insurance companies have partnered with smart device makers, purchasing a smart device is a handy way to save on...

Buying an Electric Car? For Savings, Time Could Be of the Essence

With Tesla and General Motors facing decreasing tax credits, now is the optimal time to save on these vehicles. Alternatively, look to...

Q1 2019 Rate Increases Coming for Allied Insurance Customers in Michigan

Allied Insurance is raising their rates in Michigan to start 2019

At-risk Homeowners Are Overpaying For Flood Insurance With The NFIP

The private flood insurance market could save homeowners up to 65% for homes with low elevation and coverage levels.

Financial Preparedness for Hurricanes: Which States Can Weather the Storm?

As the intensity and frequency of hurricanes in the North Atlantic has increased in recent decades, the need for homeowners to be...

Holiday Heist: Does Car Insurance Cover Theft of Personal Items?

With trees lit and wreaths hung, everybody now knows that the holidays are here—including thieves. These so called grinches target shopping...

How Much Age Affects the Cost of Auto Insurance, and What You Can Do About It

It’s no secret that young drivers pay more for car insurance; just ask parents who have added a teen to the family auto policy, only to...

4 Ways to Save on Car Insurance for College Students

In addition to clothes, books and other belongings, nearly half of all college students also bring a car with them when they head to campus...

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