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Compare.com in the Media — 2016

WardsAuto: Six Industries Affected by Autonomous Cars
September 9, 2016
The creation and introduction of autonomous vehicles will have a wide-reaching ripple effect.
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U.S. News and World Report: 6 Ways Your Teen Driver Will Affect Your Wallet
September 7, 2016
The costs may be more significant than you think.
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Insurance Journal: Maine Denies Progressive’s Appeal to Raise Premiums for Older Drivers
August 16, 2016
Maine Bureau of Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa has denied Progressive’s request to raise auto insurance rates for new customers above the age of 65.
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LinkedIn: Keep it Simple, Allstate
August 11, 2016
A report in the Wall Street Journal last week dives into the insurance industry’s quandary over the anticipated onset of self-driving cars that might significantly and negatively impact the volume of claims.
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Insurance & Financial Advisor: Compare.com to partner with ITC for online quoting
July 28, 2016
Compare.com has partnered with Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC) to help provide more auto insurance quotes to online insurance shoppers, the companies announced.
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Insurance Journal: ITC, Compare.com Team Up to Expand Online Auto Insurance Quote Services
July 28, 2016
ITC and Compare.com have partnered to help provide more auto insurance quotes to online insurance shoppers, the companies announced.
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Insurance Business America: Texas-based insurance tech company integrates with Compare.com
July 28, 2016
The integration of a Texas-based insurance technology company and Compare.com will boost the performance of both carriers and independent agents, representatives with both companies say.
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Insurance News Net: ITC Integrates with Compare.com and Empowers Market Growth
July 27, 2016
ITC, a provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, announced today its integration with Compare.com.
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SQL Data Partners: An Executive Panel with Andrew Rose and Jim McCullen
July 25, 2016
What is the leadership of your company thinking about the future of data and the role you will play? To help give you some insight into that question we have asked a few of our friends on the show for an executive panel in episode 54. Read More

TechCrunch: Liability in the coming age of autonomous autos
June 16, 2016
As humans transfer driving tasks to computers, it raises questions for the insurance industry.
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Insurance Networking News: Plug and Play Insurance Accelerator Ready to Accept Applications
June 16, 2016
Plug and Play’s Insurance Platform has put out a call to all startups for applications for its new InsurTech accelerator program.
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Huffington Post: 6 Tips to Lower Your Insurance Premiums and Save Money
June 7, 2016
How can you keep your coverage without feeling penniless? These are my favorite tips for hacking your budget and gaining all important savings on your insurance premiums.
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Area Development: New Tech Havens Bloom as Digitization Transform U.S. Economy
June 2, 2016
The fluidity of digital innovation – and its lack of dependence on traditional infrastructure – means that tech havens are blooming in newer magnets where tech-savvy workers are prevalent, ranging from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Richmond, Virginia.
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Insurance Journal: We’re All in it Together
June 1, 2016
Competition is great. Competition drives us in many aspects of our lives. Evolutionary. Personally. Professionally.
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Insurance Business America: A brave new tech-enhanced insurance world
June 2016
Q&A with Andrew Rose, CEO of compare.com.
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Richmond Biz Sense: Startup expanding across the (man-made) pond
May 19, 2016
As it adds more clients and expands its employee count, a local insurance price comparison website is tripling the size of its Henrico County headquarters.
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Ars Technica: Another Driver says Tesla’s autopilot failed to brake
May 13, 2016
Second recent autonomous accident is also blamed on driver error.
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Insurance Journal: Compare.com to Expand Headquarters in Virginia
May 13, 2016
Compare.com, an auto insurance comparison website, said it will expand its Glen Allen, Virginia, headquarters and move into a larger office to accommodate its continued growth.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Compare.com moving to larger office in Henrico; hiring more employees
May 12, 2016
Compare.com, the Henrico County-based company that runs a price-comparison website for insurance shoppers, says it has outgrown its current office.
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Henrico Citizen: Compare.com to move into larger Henrico space
May 12, 2016
Henrico-based auto insurance comparison company compare.com will relocate its headquarters to a new Henrico site, in preparation to expand its workforce by 40 percent by the end of next year.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Top Workplaces 2016
May 10, 2016
These are the 35 best small companies in 2016.
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Chief Executive: How the Technical Talent Factor is Making States Competitive
May 9, 2016
Andrew Rose chose Richmond, Virginia as a base for his online insurance-shopping startup, compare.com, over a handful of major cities because of the city’s ideal geographic location.
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Stevie Awards: 2016 Company of the Year Award Winners
May 2, 2016
Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year — Up to 100 Employees: Bronze Stevie Winner: compare.com
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RichTech: Meet the Gala Finalists
April 8, 2016
Last night, we welcomed many of you to join us at Richmond’s Gateway Plaza to meet the finalists for our 21st Annual RichTech Gala.
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Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: OnRamp Insurance Conference reflects changes coming at industry
April 1, 2016
Established companies and start-ups got together to discuss the wave of innovation that is beginning to sweep across the insurance industry.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Admiral Group CEO Visits Richmond subsidiary Elephant Insurance
March, 7, 2016
The top executive of United Kingdom-based Admiral Group plc is making his last official visit this week to the company’s U.S. businesses — Henrico County-based Elephant Insurance Services LLC and its sister company, compare.com.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Admiral reports on Compare.com and Elephant Insurance progress
March 3, 2016
Henrico County-based Elephant Insurance Services LLC and its sister company, compare.com, showed promising results in 2015, the parent company of both businesses said.
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Insurance Journal: Compare.com CEO Encouraged by Admiral Group’s Record Profit 2015
March 3, 2016
Compare.com CEO Andrew Rose called out highlights of the online comparison shopping business within Admiral’s annual earnings report.
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Journal Transcript: Alphabet Inc to Close the Curtains on Google Compare
February 24, 2016
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced that it plans to shut down Compare, a service that allowed people to equate mortgages, auto insurance, and credit cards.
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ZD Net: Google shutters auto insurance, mortgage comparison site after one year
February 23, 2016
Alphabet’s Google is closing a niche product after one year.
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Insurance Business America: Google Compare shutdown isn’t automatic “victory” for agents
February 23, 2016
The pending closure of Google Compare was confirmed Monday in an email the company sent to partners, which stated Google would start winding down and ultimately end its comparison-shopping site.
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Claims Journal: Google to Shut Down Online Insurance Site, Partners Say
February 23, 2016
Insurance Journal has learned that two of Google Compare’s major partners were told yesterday that the giant tech firm is shutting down its online shopping comparison undertaking.
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Search Engine Journal: Google to Shut Down all Compare Products by March 23
February 22, 2016
Google has announced that it will phase out all of its compare products and tools.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Compare.com Starts National Ad Campaign
February 12, 2016
If you believe its new television advertisements, Henrico County-based Compare.com has built a high-tech bunker miles beneath the Earth’s surface filled with supercomputers that analyze auto insurance rates.
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WRIN.tv: ACORD TechTalk- Comparison Shopping in Insurance
February 8, 2016
Chris Ritter of compare.com discusses how the ability for customers to comparison-shop online will continue to disrupt the insurance industry, first in the auto insurance sector and then in other personal lines.
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LinkedIn: Car Insurance TV Ads a Super Bowl No-Show
February 8, 2016
Sometimes it seems like the only industry doing more television advertising than drug companies and car companies are car insurance companies. When it comes to the Super Bowl, though, car insurance companies were nowhere to be found.
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Tech.co: 6 Keys to Building Brand Trust Through Your Company Website
January 14, 2016
Take compare.com, for example. Their homepage does a fine job of providing natural social proof elements.
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Compare.com in the Media — 2015

Richmond Biz Sense: Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits
December 15, 2015
Compare.com was a silver recipient of the Fastest Growing Company of the Year by the Best in Biz awards.
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About Money: Compare.com Insurance Comparison Website Review
October 26, 2015
Compare.com is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia. It was founded in 2013 by Andrew Rose.
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Hudson and Emily: Car Insurance Price Comparison
September 5, 2015
Whenever we’ve talked about buying a home, we have said that we sure hope it’s an easier process than when we had to secure our car insurance!
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The Megalomaniac Mommy: Heading Back-to-School with a Teenage Driver
August 12, 2015
One thing that is completely new to us this fall is Zach will be heading to school as a licensed driver.
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Insurance Business: Could Driverless Cars Wipe Out Car Insurance
August 6, 2015
According to one car insurance analyst, the advent of safer vehicles will be so disrupting to the transportation sector, it could eliminate the need for car insurance altogether.
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Suburbia Unwrapped: Getting the Best Auto Insurance Rates for Teenage Drivers
July 21, 2015
I have started researching how to get the best auto insurance rates for teenage drivers and I thought I would share with you a few things that I’ve learned so far.
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Fun Reviews and Giveaways: Compare.com
July 11, 2015
Compare.com is an auto insurance comparison website, much like Kayak for travel, but insurance.
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Tidbits of Experience: Gain the Most Bang in Insurance for Your Buck
July 3, 2015
I don’t know about you, but I’d like to have more money to spend on creating lasting memories with my family during the holiday season versus spending it all on insurance.
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Domain.me: 5 Compelling Startup Naming Stories to Inspire Future Entrepreneurs
June 23, 2015
What’s in a startup name? We’ve asked this question multiple times on our blog already and this time we have some super inspiring answers for you.
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HenricoNow: Henrico Businesses and Educators Honored at 2015 RichTech Awards
May 26, 2015
The Richmond Technology Council’s annual RichTech awards gala has been called the “Academy Awards of Technology,” and celebrates the advancements and achievements of technologists in the Central Virginia region.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: RichTech honors local contributors to technology economy
May 17, 2015
RichTech honored nine local companies or individuals for their contributions to advancing the region’s technology economy.
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Moms Blog @ Mommy Enterprises: How You Can SAVE with compare.com
May 15, 2015
This week, just to see if I could really save with compare.com and received some rates from other agencies. Using the site is easy.
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RichTech Spotlight: The 2015 RichTech Gala
May 14, 2015
Last night, nearly 1,000 people joined us at the Richmond Convention Center for our 20th Annual Technology Awards show and RichTech Gala.
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Henrico Citizen: Henrico organizations among winners at Richmond Technology Council Awards show
May 14, 2015
Several Henrico organizations and individuals were among the winners at the Richmond Technology Council’s 20th Annual Technology Awards show and gala, held May 13.
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ABC7 News: Bay Area Life: Car Insurance Tips

May 10, 2015

Every car insurance company offers something different. The hard part is knowing which car insurance company will give you the most value for your money.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Top Workplaces 2015
May 8, 2015

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has recognized 60 companies and organizations in Richmond as Top Workplaces 2015.
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Henrico Now: Henrico Companies Make 2015 Best Places to Work List
April 28, 2015
Henrico County is home to some of the best employers in Virginia, according to independent research firm Best Companies Group.
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Insurance Journal: Compare.com CEO’s Vision for the Future — Right or Wrong
April 21, 2015

As early as 2016 or 2017 commercial insurance will likely be bought and sold regularly over the Internet.
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LinkedIn: Agents Stand to Gain from Google Compare, Says CEO Rose of Compare.com
April 20, 2015
Andrew provides some points independent agents should consider if they desire to leverage and maximize their value on comparison sites, as well as gain consideration in this marketplace.
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Richmond BizSense: Startup insurance site links up with Google
April 7, 2015
A recently rebranded Richmond company has paired with Google on its launch of an insurance shopping site. Read More

Insurance Networking News: Bolt and compare.com Partner with Google Compare
March 24, 2015
The new auto insurance aggregation site is intended to offer California drivers quick and simple access to multiple auto insurance quotes.
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Amazing Workplace Podcast: The Fabric of Success with Andrew Rose from compare.com
March 16, 2015
No one has a monopoly on good ideas. Innovation can come from all corners, and it is important to create the type of environment where anyone can share their ideas.
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Marketing Land: As Google Enters Auto Insurance Market, Comparison Sites React
March 10, 2015
Partners and competitors alike hoping Google will bring more awareness of comparison shopping for insurance, spreading the benefits.
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Insurance Journal: Compare.com Confirms Partnership with Google Insurance Comparison Site
March 10, 2015
Online auto insurance comparison site compare.com is now working with Google on its auto insurance compare and buy platform, Google Compare, in California.
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Insurance Business America: Insurance compare tools are good for agents, says site CEO
March 10, 2015
Non-industry analysts may herald the arrival of comparison sites like Google as the death of the independent agent channel, but agents — and even those involved with comparison sites themselves — say such tools could actually benefit agents.
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Insurance Networking News: How Google Plans to Win Insurers’ Trust
March 9, 2015
Carriers are polarized by the new Google Compare for auto insurance aggregator — but the search engine giant is hoping key partnerships will help it gain credibility.
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Virginia This Morning: Learn how compare.com is making it even easier to find the perfect car insurance
March 9, 2015
Andrew Rose announced that comparenow.com has changed their name to compare.com, mirroring the goal of simplifying the auto insurance industry for customers.
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Insurance Networking News: Aggregators Don’t Want Big Insurers. Here’s Why.
March 2, 2015
Andrew Rose says his company’s mission is to provide a lifeline to small and midsize insurers who are trying to compete with the massive marketing budgets of the largest carriers.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Henrico-based comparenow.com simplifies name to compare.com
February 23, 2015
Comparenow.com, an insurance price comparison website based in Henrico County, said Monday that it has changed its name to compare.com.
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Insurance Networking News: Not All Insurance Websites are Harmful to Agents
February 20, 2015
While the future of buying car insurance may be moving online, this does not mean the demise of the local insurance agent.
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The Balancing Act: Auto Insurance Shopping, Reducing Wrinkles
February 20, 2015
Explore easy and efficient ways to shop and compare car insurance…
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Insurance Business America: Compare.com CEO talks threats to agents and brokers
February 12, 2015
Insurance Business America spoke with Andrew Rose to gauge his views on whether companies like his pose a threat to the independent distribution channel.
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Virginia Business: Keeping the Troops Happy
January 29, 2015
Welcome to one of the latest wrinkles in the work experience, brought to you by a company that is joining Virginia Business’ Best Places to Work in Virginia list for the first time.
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Best’s Insurance News and Analysis: US Auto Insurance Site Compare.com Looks to Obamacare for Inspiration
January 27, 2015
As Andrew Rose builds an insurance price comparison website in the United States, he will be watching the progress of Obamacare…(requires subscription)
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Forbes: Will Its 66% Lower Premiums Help Compare Siphon Sales from Geico and Progressive?
January 26, 2015
I like a good David and Goliath story as much as the next person. And property/casualty insurance comparison site, compare, seems to have a pretty good case that it will funnel business from insurance companies with big brands to smaller insurance companies that can’t afford such big marketing budgets.
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Live Insurance News: Insurance Agents Could See Greater Struggles from Online Selling
January 23, 2015
The internet is starting to show the areas in which these industry pros could be threatened.
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Forbes: Will Google Slash Allstate’s Revenues?
January 20, 2015
One of the most costly open secrets of the American economy is how much people pay for brokers who sell them an over-priced product that the government requires them to buy if they want to own a car or a house.
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Boston Globe: Insurance via Internet poses threat to agents
January 19, 2015
To the list of jobs threatened by the Internet, add one more: insurance agent.
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The New York Times: Insurance via Internet is Squeezing Agents
January 18, 2015
Technology start-ups, and companies from the insurance industry, are introducing websites that sell or promote a range of insurance including auto, homeowners and small commercial policies.
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Property Casualty 360: Breaking down the online auto insurance comparison marketplace
January 13, 2015
It appears when it comes to auto insurance specifically, the decision to initiate the process online has already been decided. Mirroring trends in other industries, recent statistics show that a large number of consumers begin their search for insurance online.
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Forbes.com: You can Save Hundreds on Car Insurance. But is it a Good Idea?
January 9, 2015
It seems the auto insurance industry is on the cusp of a transformation.
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Gizmodo: Report: Google Car Insurance is Imminent

January 9, 2015
Google has run an automotive insurance comparison site in the UK for a couple of years now — but it has clearly been pursuing something in the US, too.
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Bits- The New York Times: New Clues on Google’s Plans for Insurance
January 8, 2015
The insurance industry takes it for granted that Google will soon introduce its Google Compare auto insurance shopping site — available in Britain for two years — in the United States.
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Compare.com in the Media — 2014

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Faces of 2014: Andrew Rose, CEO of compare
December 28, 2014
Catch up with the latest on area residents who were in the headlines in 2014.
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Richmond BizSense: Startups that Caught Our Eye in 2014
December 26, 2014
Pretzels, music, beer, salsa and cars. Those were the inspirations behind some of the most interesting of Richmond’s newest batch of startups that BizSense covered in 2014.
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Compare trying to change the way consumers buy auto insurance
May 11, 2014
Automobile insurance is one of those products that pretty much everyone needs to have, but few people really want to spend much time thinking about it.
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WWBT-TV – Paying too much for car insurance
May 8, 2014
It’s a product both buyer and seller hope you never have to use: car insurance… but how do you know if you’re getting the best deal?
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmonders return to the Boston Marathon
Monday, April 2, 2014
Before they left, they had already planned to return.
The 2013 Boston Marathon was marred by a pair of bombs, but for some Richmonders who competed in that event, there was never any question whether they would participate in today’s race.
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Henrico Now: Hooked on Henrico County
January 28, 2014
Compare.com is designed to simplify the process of shopping for online auto insurance by allowing users to compare real, unbiased quotes side by side. While it’s still in beta testing, the company has ramped up services, expanding from five to 21 states and adding new insurance companies each month, including The Hartford in December.
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Compare.com in the Media — 2013

Richmond BizSense: Startup has deep pockets and desks to fill
September 10, 2013
Andrew Rose is at it again. The former chairman and chief executive of Glen Allen-based Elephant Auto Insurance is busy building another company from the ground up in Innsbrook.
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Work-It Richmond: Cathy McCarthy
August 29, 2013
Work-It Richmond interviews Cathy McCarthy, Head of Marketing at compare.com.
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Richmond Family Magazine: Insuring Your Teen Driver
October 2013
How do you insure your teenage driver without paying too much for car insurance?
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