Michael Thrasher

Michael Thrasher is a research analyst at ValuePenguin focused on consumer property & casualty insurance products. He also regularly contributes to Forbes and previously wrote for Business Insider. Michael is a graduate of Ohio University, where he studied English.

Think Twice Before Cancelling Motorcycle Insurance For The Winter

To save on motorcycle insurance some riders might plan on cancelling their policy and purchasing a new one in the spring. But that might... Read More

Storing A Motorcycle In The Winter And Lay-Up Insurance

To save money on motorcycle insurance while they aren’t riding, some might consider canceling their policy but they should think twice.... Read More

Hurricane Matthew’s Final Death Toll And Damages

Hurricane Matthew killed 49 in the U.S. and public and private insured losses were as high as $5 billion, according to an October... Read More

Historic Earthquakes Continue To Rattle Oklahoma Homeowners

A magnitude-5 earthquake occurred just outside Cushing, Okla. on Nov. 6, damaging as many as 50 buildings and heightening concerns over... Read More

Homeowners Insurance Claims Continue To Drop In The U.S.

The number of homeowners insurance claims in the U.S. continued to decline in 2015, according to an inaugural report by a leading... Read More

Changes To New York Flood Maps Are A Reflection Of Technology Advancing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to revise flood maps in New York City after an independent analysis – another... Read More

Why Californians Are Especially Vulnerable To Insurance Scams

California residents are especially vulnerable to insurance scams because of an abundance of opportunities related to wildfires. Unlike... Read More

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover My Solar Panels?

Most covered property losses due to hurricanes are wind related – rather than due to flooding – and many Florida residents might be... Read More

What A 3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Means For Homeowners In California

A minor 3.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred Oct. 18 in central California will not significantly affect homeowner of earthquake... Read More

Why California Has High Renters Insurance Rates

Renters insurance rates in the state of California are among the highest in the nation and that might be due to a number of reasons. The... Read More