AZ Auto Theft Authority Celebrates 25 years; Kicks off “Park Smart” Program

The Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) is dedicated to reducing vehicle theft in Arizona. One of our many partners in this fight is the Town of Marana and recently, AATA Executive Director, Fred Zumbo attended the annual State of the Town event which coincided with the 40th year celebration of incorporation.  Director Zumbo took this …

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Arizona Auto Theft Trends: 2017 Edition

As we commemorate Auto Theft Awareness Month this March we are taking a look at motor vehicle theft trends across the United States and throughout Arizona. Every 45 seconds, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States. In 2015, there were an estimated 707,758 motor vehicle thefts across the nation according the FBI’s Uniform …

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Insurance Fraud

The $30 billion disaster Billions of dollars are picked from American pockets each year by what many people consider a “victimless” crime. Most people don’t even know it is happening. But it’s costing the average Arizona family $300 a year in increased insurance premiums. Of that $300 amount, fraud is adding $180 to the average …

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Insurance Fraud: Billion Dollar Crime

Did you know insurance fraud (crimes such as staged accidents, false auto glass repair claims, false medical claims, and auto theft to name a few) costs U.S. taxpayers $80 – $100 Billion annually? In Arizona, insurance fraud alone is adding approximately $180 to each citizens insurance premiums annually. Time spent solving insurance crimes and recovering …

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Insurance 101

Do you ever wonder why insurance is so important? Where did the idea of insurance come from? Growth and Role of Property/Casualty Insurance Sharing, or pooling, of risk is the central concept of the business of insurance. The idea has the beauty of simplicity combined with practicality. If risks—chances of loss—can be divided among many …

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Economic Impact of Arizona’s Insurance Industry

“Why should I care about the insurance industry?” Good question! Insurance has a positive impact in the daily lives of Arizona’s citizens. Insurance enables many personal transactions from buying a car or home to insuring the value of our personal property. It provides disability, rehabilitation and medical payments so people can recover from accidents or …

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