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Take Cover No need to panic--we've got tips to help you cut your car insurance costs.

By Jill Amadio

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Is your company's vehicle insurance too high? The InsuranceInformation Institute reports rates are declining in some states,but medical costs are rising. Meanwhile, a recent National HighwayTransportation Safety Administration survey reveals many driversaren't aware that their coverage is insufficient until after anaccident. Here's how you can reduce insurance costs:

  • Check your state's department of insurance for minimuminsurance requirements. Check out www.ican2000.com/state.html for basic rate comparisonsurveys.
  • With your employees' written permission, ask yourlocal Department of Motor Vehicles for driving records if youinsure drivers. Poor driving records mean higher insurancecosts.