Florida home insurance soon to include surcharge

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The additional fee on monthly bills is intended to cover several insolvent companies in the state. Florida home insurance customers can expect to see a new surcharge on their upcoming monthly bills, to act as coverage for insolvent companies in the state. The surcharge will help FIGA to cover the claims from insurers that have gone into receivership. The added surcharge Florida home insurance customers will be paying is intended to make sure claims made on policies sold by insolvent insurers will still be paid. They will support the claims…

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Consumers shopping around for better auto insurance prices

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A new JD Power report shows increasing interest in usage-based policies and telematics. A rising number of consumers have been shopping around to find better prices for their auto insurance as inflation and gas prices send the cost of living skyward, says a new JD Power report. Increased costs have led many drivers to find new way to save money on their coverage. The JD Power research showed that higher gas prices and cost issues related to inflation have been sending drivers to compare rates from different auto insurance companies…

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Australian home insurance prices climb due to climate change

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A new green paper report from Finity has shown that global warming is skyrocketing coverage costs. Climate change is having an impact worldwide, but it isn’t dolling out the pain equally, as Australian homeowners are discovering as their home insurance premiums rapidly climb, said a new Finity green paper report. The Australian coverage industry is experiencing increasing losses due to extreme weather events. The Australian home insurance industry has been experiencing rising losses from extreme weather-related events over the last decade, even accounting for exposure growth and inflation. This year…

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance loses billions H1 2022

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Global insurer BHSI has revealed that it has suffered deep losses in both the second quarter and first half. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has revealed its second quarter and first half financial results for 2022, showing that it had lost billions during those spans of time. The insurer stated that its net loss attributable to shareholders totaled $43.8 billion in the Q2 2022. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance lost $43.8 billion during the second quarter that ended on June 30. That said, its attributable net losses for the first half of…

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Louisiana home insurance customers with UPC might need new policies soon

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Commissioner Donelon said that the first to be affected are those with Freddie Mac-backed mortgages. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging home insurance policyholders to find out if they are likely to lose their home insurance through UPC and to take action early if so. Florida-based United Property and Casualty is the latest insurer to find itself struggling in the state. The home insurance company will stop writing new policies in Louisiana starting January 1, 2023. “That is because their financial rating has been downgraded, to the point where…

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GEICO suddenly stops selling California auto insurance policies by phone or in-person

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The insurer has shut offices, laid of hundreds of people and isn’t selling in any way other than online. GEICO has stopped selling California auto insurance policies by phone or in person, while regulators have said that they are monitoring the situation. All 38 of the insurer’s agent offices in California have now been closed and workers laid off. California drivers with GEICO auto insurance policies are still covered and it is still possible to sign up for new coverage online. That said, the in-person offices are all closed, and…

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Hiscox to provide shipping insurance for Ukraine grain corridor

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The Lloyd’s of London insurer has committed to an intended coverage consortium for the purpose. Hiscox has announced its commitment to a planned shipping insurance consortium that will offer coverage for ships moving through a safe passage corridor from Ukraine. The Lloyd’s of London insurer faced notable first-half losses, sending its shares downward. Ukraine has now finally had its first grain-carrying ship head out of its port since the start of Russia’s war there. This has occurred following a deal brokered by the United Nations and Ankara. The ship departed…

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