A homeowners insurance review is important at the start of every spring

Homeowners Insurance Review - Residential

Property coverage should be re-examined annually, and this season presents a good opportunity. Experts in the industry typically recommend that property owners conduct a homeowners insurance review once per year, and the spring is an ideal time to do it. The start of this season allows property owners to ensure they have adequate coverage for the year ahead. With the fresh starts that come with springtime, a homeowners insurance review can help policyholders to ensure that their coverage is still appropriate for their needs. This way, they can know that…

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5.7 magnitude Utah earthquake places spotlight on insurance coverage

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The quake struck the state on Wednesday morning, knocking out power and shaking residents. The 5.7 magnitude Utah earthquake that struck on Wednesday morning has reminded residents and business owners of the importance of coverage. Around 55,000 people were left in the dark from power outages in the Salt Lake City Area. The magnitude of the Utah earthquake was reported by the US Geological Survey, and the power outage figures were released by Rocky Mountain Power. Local news reports shared that many people in the region were startled by the…

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Washington insurance companies must wave coronavirus testing deductibles and copays

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The state’s insurance commissioner ordered insurers not to charge policyholders for that service. Washington’s Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered insurers not to charge coronavirus testing deductibles and copays for policyholders who need it. State residents who need to be tested will not need to pay for any part of that test. Kreidler initially announced the new coronavirus testing coverage requirement at a news conference last Thursday. He stated that insurance companies would not be permitted to charge their customers deductibles or copays when the policyholder needs to be tested.…

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Ford partners with insurer to boost Allstate Milewise program enrollment

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The joint effort will help the automaker’s customers to sign up for the tracking program. Ford Motor Co. has entered into a deal with the Allstate Milewise program that will open some of the automaker’s customers to this form of auto insurance. This will allow them to track their driving behaviors in order to save money for safe driving. Most Ford and Lincoln 2020 model-year vehicles that feature embedded modems will be compatible with the Allstate Milewise program connection. That program is currently available to drivers in 14 states across…

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Insurers accuse Texas of improperly choosing health insurance contract winners

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Over half a dozen plans have launched appeals to STAR+PLUS contract decisions. Texas health insurance contract choices have been placed in the spotlight as insurers accuse the state of making its choices improperly. The contracts being appealed were chosen for Texas’ privatized program for blind, disabled and elderly residents. Texas is aiming to award various types of health insurance contract with a total value of about $10 billion. To apply for consideration, applications must take a standardized test-like process and score well. Applicants are health insurers that want to be…

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No-fault auto insurance system debate returns to Florida House

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Replacement legislation would remove personal-injury protection in favor of bodily injury coverage. Once again, Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system has made its way back to the House and faces potential demise. This, despite concerns voiced by the industry suggesting that this move by the Legislature may not reduce premiums. Critics warn that removing the current system risks increasing health insurance rates and lawsuit numbers. Earlier this week, the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee backed HB 771. That measure would replace the current mandatory components of the no-fault auto insurance system…

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Allstate uses wellness programs for effective talent retention

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The insurance company’s efforts are working in the United States and Canada. Allstate has come across an effective way to promote improved talent retention through the use of wellness programs for its team members. Companies are coming to discover that employees like working for businesses that take care of them. According to an RBC Insurance survey conducted last year in Canada, 80 percent of workers felt their overall wellbeing would be better than it currently was if their employer would offer certain benefits. More specifically, they felt that personalized wellness…

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