October 27, 2020
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Car insurance decline slows as COVID-19 restrictions ease

The average price of fully-comprehensive car insurance now stands at £473. Photo: Oliur/Unsplash
The average price of fully-comprehensive car insurance now stands at £473. Photo: Oliur/Unsplash

Car insurance premiums fell throughout 2020 – thought to be a result of the national COVID-19 lockdown, which at it’s height caused road traffic to plummet by 73% but the rate of decline may be slowing.

Car insurance prices dropped by 3.6% in the first quarter of the year and then by a massive 4.7% in the second quarter, when they hit their lowest price in five years – £462 ($603) for fully-comprehensive cover.

However, a modest price drop of 0.3% in the third quarter suggests the fall may be starting to taper off, MoneySuperMarket data shows.

The average price of fully-comprehensive car insurance now stands at £473, the data shows.

What’s more, despite prices falling in 2020, annual comparisons show a slight increase, with fully-comprehensive cover costing about £473 during Q3 2019.

The study found drivers

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Lyft And Epic In Deal To Ease Medical Transportation

Lyft and Epic, an electronic health record firm, are partnering to help alleviate patients’ transportation barriers to healthcare services.

The ride-sharing giant said Thursday it is “integrating with Epic,” which is used by thousands of U.S. hospitals and health systems across the country, for non-emergency medical transportation. The companies said the new “Lyft for Epic” will make it easier for healthcare providers to order a Lyft ride on behalf of a patient. Financial terms of Lyft’s relationship with Epic weren’t disclosed.

The ability of doctors, hospitals and health insurers to communicate with

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