Average wildfire insurance claim is $224,000, says State Farm

Wildfire insurance Claims

The insurer recently released its most recent data in the category as well as damage reduction tips. According recently released State Farm data, the average wildfire insurance claim payment is currently $224,000, which is an increase of 8 percent over what it was in 2021. The states from which the majority of claims have been made in recent years are California, Oregon and Colorado. National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) data showed that last year, there were almost 59,000 wildfires in the United States. They burned a total of about 7…

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Auto insurance companies could face another wonky year in 2022

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According to a recent LexisNexis Risk Solutions report, the industry is showing “signs of revolution”. As 2022 reaches the point that its well underway, new analyses are starting to identify trends suggesting that auto insurance companies could be facing another bumpy ride. The trends appear to indicate that both shopping volatility and increased claims severity will continue. The analysis was conducted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which released a report indicating that auto insurance companies and the industry as a whole is facing a critical phase. Both heightened claims severity and…

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Insurance industry official calls for more climate change risk assessment

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At the same time, the III CEO said that what is not needed is for politics to get in the way. Insurance Information Institute (III) CEO Sean Kevelighan has said that it’s time for the insurance industry to focus on assessing climate risk while putting aside politics that stand in the way of assisting communities most vulnerable to those risks. The non-profit III has a focus on public education and outreach with over 60 insurer members. The III, also known as Triple-I, has been working hard to educate and support…

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State Farm holds virtual career fair for insurance jobs with the company

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The positions to be filled include both hybrid and 100% work-from-home opportunities. State Farm has announced that it has so many insurance jobs available that it is holding a virtual career air this week with both full- and part-time opportunities available. Positions also include bilingual opportunities in underwriting in hybrid and remote working locations. The insurance jobs will be discussed during four different time slots on Thursday. This is a substantial opportunity for people across the country who have recently lost – or left – prior employment. Insurers have been…

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Tesla Insurance rolls out driver safety score to Californian customers

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The electric carmaker insists that the tally is being used exclusively for “educational purposes.” Tesla Insurance recently announced that it has rolled out its controversial driver safety score to its customers in California, the largest market for the coverage. The score is based on real-time tracking of driver behaviors while using the vehicle. According to Tesla Insurance, the driver safety score’s purpose is for education only, and that it will not impact driver premiums for the moment. The electric automaker has been selling its coverage in California for some time…

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Florida Citizens Insurance rates might be climbing higher soon

Citizens Insurance - Higher Rates Florida

The insurer of last resort might become less affordable to people across the state. Homeowners in Florida could soon find that even insuring themselves with Citizens Insurance, the last resort coverage in the state, will lead to higher premiums. The state’s battered homeowners market is forcing policies into the state-backed insurer’s hands. As a growing number of homeowners leave Florida or find themselves in liquidation, many property owners find that they don’t have a choice other than to turn to Citizens Insurance for coverage. This has left the insurer covering…

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Insurance claims spike as Russia impounds almost 800 foreign-owned jets

Aviation Insurance claims

Fitch and Moody’s have predicted that the potential covered losses could reach $10 billion. Russia has passed a low transferring nearly 800 jets owned by western companies to Russian airlines in response to foreign sanctions, driving a wave of insurance claims from the firms that had been leasing them there. Leasing firms have had entire fleets taken over by Russia, losing hundreds of jets all at once. The leasing firms are expected to assert that registering the jets in Russia when they were already on the books in other territories…

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