Wilkes-Barre tornado victims get helpful tips and advice from Allstate

Wilkes-Barre tornado - Tornado Damage

The insurer reached out to residents of the township to offer them safety and coverage tips. Allstate issued some important advice to those affected by the Wilkes-Barre tornado last week. It reminded customers that their safety should come before anything else when returning home. Homeowners may be keen to assess possible damage, but Allstate reminds them to be cautious. The Wilkes-Barre tornado caused notable damage to the township. That said, the Allstate report reminds customers that when they return home, the damage may create unexpected dangers. Therefore, homeowners should first…

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Japanese pet insurance market takes off due to high vet costs

Japanese Pet Insurance - Man with Cat in Japan

Veterinary bills are on the rise in Japan, sending dog and cat owners to buy policies to help cover expenses. Considerable advances in veterinary care have helped dogs and cats to live longer, boosting the Japanese pet insurance market well beyond where it was only a handful of years ago. Longer lives and improved veterinary care has sent the price of pet health care skyward. Since veterinary care now comes with a higher expense, Japanese pet insurance policies have taken off. The reason is that dog and cat owners are…

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Senior auto insurance rates drop $200 for Delaware drivers

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A house bill signed into law last year went into effect on May 1 and will bring savings to seniors. House Substitute 1 for House Bill 80 (HS 1 for HB 80) will bring considerable senior auto insurance premiums reductions this year. The bill was signed August 1, 2017. The legislation became effective as of May 1, 2018. The new law prohibits car insurance companies from boosting rates for certain specific reasons. The senior auto insurance law stops car insurers from hiking premiums just because a person has turned 75…

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General Electric seeks to divest itself of insurance business

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GE wants to step away from the long term care insurance that is now costing it far too much. General Electric Co. is currently seeking to unload its troubled insurance business. The American multinational conglomerate has been working with investment bankers to identify opportunities. The company’s insurance branch took on a wealth of expenses following shareholder lawsuits. GE’s insurance business was required to cover extensive charges at the same time it faced lawsuits from its shareholders. The company was also the subject of an investigation by United States regulators, according…

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National Rifle Association sues state of New York over insurance crackdown

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The pro-gun group accuses New York of conducting an unconstitutional “political blacklisting campaign.” The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit over the New York insurance crackdown reported by Live Insurance News last week. The NRA sued state Governor Andrew Cuomo as well as New York’s financial Regulators. It accuses them of an unconstitutional “political blacklisting campaign” to halt banks and insurance companies from partnering with the group. The NRA filed its lawsuit against the state in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. The…

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New York regulators call NRA branded insurance program unlawful

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The Department of Financial Services fined Lockton Cos. $7 million for its liability coverage sales. New York state regulators have deemed an NRA branded insurance program to be unlawful. Lockton Cos. said back in February that it would shut down its National Rifle Association brokerage services. The company continued to sell the branded insurance policies meant for firearm owners and users. The NRA branded insurance program was designed to cover gun owners. It is a form of liability coverage in case the firearm owners were ever charged with a crime…

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California Commissioner encourages insurers to sell cannabis industry insurance

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Dave Jones is once again urging insurance companies to sell products to the legalized cannabis ecosystem. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has previously urged insurers to sell legalized cannabis industry insurance products. He is now renewing this call on the heels of recent reports that President Donald Trump has ignored federal law enforcement policies put in place by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Commissioner has been trying to encourage insurance company involvement since November 2016. At that time, Californian voters chose to make adult recreational cannabis use legal. Since that…

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Idaho kids health insurance system may have been overpaid

Kids Health Insurance - Doctor, child, stethoscope

The federal government claims it paid $3.1 million too much, thought the state disagrees. A federal agency claims it overpaid the Idaho kids health insurance program by $3.1 million from 2010 through 2013. This, according to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services audit. Idaho completely disagrees and says that all the payments it received were fully justified. The kids health insurance audit suggested that there was an overpayment and that it was Idaho’s fault. The report indicated the state should be…

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Allstate drops below third place in the auto insurance market

Auto Insurance Market - Allstate Drops in the auto insurance market - graph down trend

The car policy provider recently lost significant ground according to recent NAIC data. Allstate has lost its previous coveted spot in the auto insurance market. The insurance company had previously been in third place in the country. That said, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released data showing the provider’s downward slide. Allstate was the third auto insurance company in the United States but fell to fourth place. The reduction of Allstate’s position in the auto insurance market occurred when its share dropped 0.43 points to control 9.29 percent…

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Michigan auto insurance rates are increasing yet again

Michigan Auto Insurance Rates - Graph - Auto Insurance rates on the rise

Drivers throughout the state are bracing to once again pay more for their no-fault coverage. Michigan auto insurance rates are about to head upwards yet again. Motorists are accustomed to seeing their premiums rise as a result of the ever-increasing no-fault coverage fees. Now, many will need to tighten belts even further to help them afford the new rates in the state. The rising Michigan auto insurance rates have been problematically high for several years. The upward trend of coverage costs has been a persistent one. State lawmakers have repeatedly…

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