Six tasks to complete before buying a home

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Getting the keys to your own property is an exciting experience for us all, whether it’s your first home or your fifth. However, before you start thinking about paint colors and long-term renovation projects, you need to get prepared for the whole property purchase experience. Whether or not you have bought home before, there are certain tasks you need to carry out. Make sure you know what you may need to do next and check that these items are on your to-do list. Find out your credit score This will…

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Another State Farm Louisiana auto insurance rate reduction ahead

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The insurer has already slashed its rates earlier this year due to the reduced claims during the pandemic. More Louisiana auto insurance rate cuts are on their way from the largest car insurer in the state. The reason for the latest reduction in State Farm premiums is the same as the last. The pandemic lockdowns have taken many cars off the roads, shrinking claims rates. State Farm currently covers about one in every three private vehicles in the state. State Farm provides car insurance to almost one third of all…

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Special National Association of Insurance Commissioners session to underscore race and diversity

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The NAIC Summer 2020 National Meeting to seek actions to stop discriminatory practices. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has announced its intentions to hold a special session focused on race and diversity in the industry. Its NAIC Summer 2020 National Meeting is meant to place the spotlight on these issues in the insurance sector, said its president, Ray Farmer. NAIC is seeking to open a meaningful and needed dialogue on vital issues regarding discrimination. “As leaders, we need to have meaningful conversations about how to stop discriminatory practices against…

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New Michigan auto insurance law to become effective next month

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The new regulations meant to lower prices for drivers in the state will become effective July 1. On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services held a meeting to answer questions about the new Michigan auto insurance law. The meeting was meant to answer questions and provide more information about the regulations. The new Michigan auto insurance law was developed in the hopes of reducing the cost of the coverage. At the same time, it is meant to help keep up the highest options available…

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Allstate faces “thousands” of insurance job layoffs for its staff

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The insurer intends to let thousands of people go in an effort to reduce its costs, say reports. Allstate Corporation plans to use thousands of insurance job layoffs to try to cut costs, say several reports. The news came directly from the insurer’s CEO who discussed it in a recent video conference call. Allstate CEO Tom Wilson held a video conference call with his senior team leaders. In that call, he talked about the fact that thousands of insurance job layoffs were on their way. These “thousands of jobs” would…

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Police liability insurance mandate central to Minneapolis reform suggestions

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A number of advocacy groups have issued law enforcement practice reform recommendations. A police liability insurance mandate was a key component of recommendations made by a number of advocacy groups regarding Minneapolis reform law enforcement practices. These recommendations were made following the City Council’s support for abolishing the police department. Twelve members of the City Council showed support for the police department’s complete abolishment after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was in police custody at the time. Two chapters of Black Lives Matter, the Minneapolis…

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Secondary catastrophic perils on the rise from climate change, says Swiss Re

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Global economic losses from disasters (natural and human-caused) last year reached $146 billion. Secondary catastrophic perils are rising in a measurable way as a result of climate change, said a recent Swiss Re Institute sigma. The sigma was titled “Natural catastrophes in times of economic accumulation and climate change”. Severe weather events were the primary driver of losses overall last year, as was the case in years prior. Last year, worldwide economic losses from disasters broke the $146 billion mark. This represented a fall from 2018’s $176 billion. The ten-year…

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