Kimberly Olson

AAA Insurance Expert and Contributing Writer

Kimberly Olson is an experienced technical writer with a focus on insurance-related subjects.


Kimberly has a B.A. in political science from the University of North Texas and a graduate of the Stanford Professional Publishing Course.


Kimberly has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor. She worked in custom publishing, including at Time Inc., for many years before striking out on her own as a freelancer. She’s been an insurance expert with AAA since 2001. She has grown up surrounded by people who love cars and learned about auto maintenance from her dad who restored a ‘63 Jaguar XKE. Her dream car is a vintage Triumph TR3.

She has written for publications including Diablo magazine, Entrepreneur, Health, and San Francisco Magazine, as well as for clients like the American Cancer Society, the John Muir Foundation, and the State of California.


  • 10+ years as a writer and insurance guru with AAA.
  • Specialty focus in auto, homeowners, and life insurance.
  • Grew up around cars and learned how to maintain them.

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What to Do After Flood Damage

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Teen Smart Driving Program and AAA Auto Insurance

Learn more about the Teen Smart driving program and how you can save on auto insurance for your teen through AAA.
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Auto Insurance for Teens & New Drivers

Keep your new driver safe and be confident in the insurance coverage you have. Get tips and find out about AAA insurance discounts for teens.
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How Much Is Car Insurance for My 16-18 Year Old?

Find out how much it costs to get car insurance for your 16-18 year old driver and get tips on how to lower your rates.
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How Does Car Insurance Work?

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Auto Insurance for College Students

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Electric (EV) Car Insurance

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Liability Car Insurance Coverage

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Roadside Assistance in Fresno, CA

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage?

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Mold?

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Roof Damage?

Learn whether home insurance covers the cost of roof leaks or replacement.
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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Termite Damage?

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What Is a Contingent Beneficiary?

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