Allstate auto insurance rates are jumping sharply in these 3 states

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New York, New Jersey, and California regulators have all given the green light to double-digit hikes. Allstate recently announced that it had received the go-ahead for double-digit auto insurance rate increases in New York, New Jersey and California. The approvals follow President and CEO Tom Wilson’s comments regarding dropping customers. Wilson had previously stated that if the auto insurance rate increases were not approved, the company would be dropping customers in those states. The approvals did come through, and they were for very large increases in all three states. New…

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New bill introduced in California to help overcome homeowners insurance crisis

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The federal bill was proposed by state Representative Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) last week. Last Wednesday, California Representative Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) introduced a new federal bill with the intention of leaving behind the crisis in the homeowners insurance market and propping it back up again following the exit of several insurers from markets across the country. The legislation is called the INSURE Act and would correct the issue through federal reinsurance. The INSURE Act stands for Incorporating National Support for Unprecedented Risks and Emergencies Act. The idea behind it is to…

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Crash Repairs: The Process of Claiming from your Insurance Company

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In the unfortunate event of a car crash, the aftermath can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Beyond the immediate concerns for safety and well-being, there’s the daunting task of dealing with car repairs and navigating the insurance claim process. Understanding the intricacies of crash repairs and the steps involved in claiming from your insurance company can help ease some of the burdens associated with this challenging situation. Ensuring Safety First: Before delving into the intricacies of the insurance claim process, it’s crucial to emphasize the importance of prioritizing safety.…

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Zurich Insurance company pricing strategy keeps it ahead of climate change impact

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The insurer’s price hikes helped it to bring in operating profits that were better than expected by mid-year. The Zurich Insurance company recently reported that it has achieved a half-year operating profit that was better than expected, bolstered by its life business and the price increases it implemented to mitigate increased claims from severe storms. Zurich is the fifth-largest insurer in Europe and posted a $3.72 business operating profit. Though there wasn’t much of a difference over last year’s first half, analysts were polled by the company and their average…

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Michigan’s 2019 Auto Reform Bill includes unconstitutional car insurance changes

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The state’s Supreme Court has ruled against a component of the bill that brought changes to benefits. The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that part of the car insurance changes from the 2019 Auto Reform Bill that has been making headlines for the last four years is actually unconstitutional. About 18,000 patients experienced reduced benefits as a result of the changes in the bill. The car insurance changes have been heavily discussed and debated over the last four years, particularly in terms of decreased reimbursements for catastrophic care, cutting into…

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