State Farm’s top location for frozen pipe damage isn’t where you’d think

Frozen Pipe Damage on Building

The insurer has released a list of the top states where water pipes have burst from cold. State Farm has released a list of the top ten states for frozen pipe damage and winter water losses for 2022, and the location at the top of the list might surprise you. Texas was, by quite a large amount, the most expensive state for such damages. Texas claim costs of this nature through State Farm reached approximately $64 million in 2022. As high as the frozen pipe costs were in Texas last…

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Insurance companies want consumers to do these things every day

Insurance companies - Holiday lights on house

The holiday season comes with many common risks and insurers are hoping policyholders will avoid them. Insurance companies see a spike in homeowners insurance claims throughout the month of December every year, but this year, they’re hoping to give a heads up to policyholders to save money for everyone. The more claims are filed, the more expensive it is to provide coverage and rates may rise. Claims are expensive not only for insurance companies but also for policyholders when they occur regularly enough. After all, the more expensive it is…

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State Farm will power Illinois corporate facilities with renewable energy

State Farm - Renewable Energy

The insurer has signed an agreement with Constellation to purchase the green electricity. Insurance company State Farm recently announced that they have signed a new agreement with one of the leading power and natural gas suppliers in the United States, Constellation, to power the Illinois corporate facilities with renewable energy. The energy strategy is a component of the insurance company’s broader decarbonization effort. State Farm has been making a number of environmental impact commitments lately, and this renewable energy agreement is among the latest steps it has taken. The agreement…

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Nature Conservancy purchases an insurance policy to cover Hawaii’s coral reefs

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The nonprofit is the first organization to obtain coverage for the coral’s repair following coastal storms. Coastal storms in Hawaii have been damaging already threatened coral reefs and the Nature Conservancy nonprofit has now purchased an insurance policy to repair that damage. State officials cannot afford to implement the repairs that the coverage will pay the nonprofit to do. This first-of-its-kind insurance policy approach to climate change is an effort to obtain the necessary funding to help the coral reefs in Hawaii to keep up with the worsening storms. This…

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Insurance companies likely won’t have to pay for most of Hurricane Fiona’s damages

Insurance companies - Hurricane Damage - Home Damage

The majority of the damage caused by flooding from the storm surge isn’t included in most policies. Though the amount of insured damage caused to Atlantic Canada by Hurricane Fiona is expected to reach about $700 million, insurance companies likely won’t have to foot the bill for most the damage the storm left behind. Hurricane Fiona could become the costliest storm to hit that part of the country, including 5 provinces. Insurance companies likely won’t be taking the brunt of the massive damage total wracked up by Hurricane Fiona since…

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Long-term care insurance premiums are rising as benefits are reduced

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Approximately 70 percent of Americans will require LTC of some form in their lifetimes. Purchasing long-term care insurance is a daunting task for many Americans, who are finding policies increasingly difficult to afford, while they watch the benefits shrinking despite the rising cost. Many Americans find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to find affordable policies. This particular issue isn’t quite new to the long-term care insurance industry. Prices have been rising for several years while insurers cut back on what the provide in their policies. The reason is primarily…

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What is the Silent Generation?

Silent Generation - Seniors

While Boomers, Millennials and Gen Z are regularly in the spotlight, this group is often overlooked. The Silent Generation is a term referring to people who were born between the years 1925 and 1945. Though they’re not in the spotlight as often as other age groups, they have defined needs and preferences in how they are served by the insurance industry. As popular as technology is, this group is less inclined to use it to obtain the services they require. The Silent Generation is among the least inclined to use…

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