Many South Lake Tahoe residents can apply home flame retardant with insurer help

Home flame retardant - South Lake Tahoe

Several insurance companies are hoping to support their customers with fire prevention spray. South Lake Tahoe residents in many neighborhoods threatened by the Caldor Fire have been watching trucks driving around offering home flame retardant spray. The All-Risk Shield product is being offered as additional exterior protection against wildfires. The company’s crew members are applying the home flame retardant product on the vegetation surrounding the homes to help reduce the risk of flames traveling to structures such as houses and garages. Moreover, the service isn’t paid entirely out-of-pocket by the…

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California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issues notices to insurers over wildfires

California insurance commissioner - Notice Insurance

Insurers have been advised to cease their cancellations and non-renewals in wildfire affected communities. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has issued notices to homeowners’ insurance companies regarding the cessation of cancellations and non-renewals in communities suffering wildfire emergencies. Lara’s notices have advised insurers to stop such behaviors or risk violating Californian law. The notices from the California Insurance Commissioner have to do with homeowners and renters’ policies in communities located near the state’s many major wildfires. Those communities will be identified by state Governor Gavin Newsom in emergency declarations. According…

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Electric vehicle owners should check their homeowners insurance policy before charging

Homeowners insurance - EV car charging

While it’s convenient to charge a car at home, it’s important to understand coverage. Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, but homeowners insurance may not cover everything involved in ensuring that they can be safely recharged at home. There are almost 20 unique electric vehicle models currently available in the United States. By the end of 2024, there are almost 100 electric vehicle models expected to be available for sale in the United States. Though they currently represent only 2 percent of new vehicle sales, one of the top selling…

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Insurance companies take a powerful hit from severe weather in China

Insurance companies - flooded streets in china

Severe flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters are leading to massive catastrophic losses. Insurance companies are feeling more than just a pinch from providing coverage in China. The country has faced massive severe rainstorms, flooding and other disasters, and they are becoming increasingly commonplace. July’s flooding in Henan broke a record for single most costly event with $1.7 billion in insured losses. This has been particularly hard on insurance companies selling property and casualty coverage, said an S&P Global Ratings report tracking losses to August 3. The rainfall in Henan…

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Mercury Insurance prepares to assist Dixie Fire victims with policies

Dixie Fire victims - Fire Evacuation

The insurer published a news release confirming its readiness to help displaced or evacuated policyholders. As the situation in California worsens, Mercury Insurance issued a news release confirming to its policyholder Dixie Fire victims that it is ready to help them. As local authorities issue mandatory evacuation orders for residents, policyholders have support. The insurer is reminding Dixie Fire victims who have homeowners’ or renters’ coverage that they can call for support if they have been displaced or evacuated. Representatives are ready to help address covered claims while still following…

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State Farm and Hagerty join together for classic vehicle insurance

Classic vehicle insurance - vintage Chevy Cadillac

The collaboration is set to start providing this special form of coverage starting in early 2022. State farm, the largest private passenger vehicle insurer in the United States, and Hagerty Insurance have agreed to collaborate to introduce a new classic vehicle insurance coverage plan starting in 2022. This new policy will be called the State Farm Classic+ and will launch early next year. The collaboration will add the entirely new classic vehicle insurance policy to the market so that owners of these cars and trucks will be able to purchase…

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Chubb CEO says cyber insurance rates are inadequate

Cyber insurance rates - Cyber insurance on screen

Evan Greenberg stated that the premiums currently paid are not reflecting the catastrophe risk. Despite the fact that cyber insurance rates have been rising, they are still not yet an accurate reflection of the potential catastrophic effects that a widespread cyberattack could have, said Evan Greenberg, CEO at Chubb Ltd. According to Greenberg, even thought the prices are rising, it’s still low when compared to the risk. “The pricing environment is pretty good,” explained Greenberg as quoted in a Claims Journal report. “But … that is not addressing by itself…

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