How to Lower the Cost of Your Home Insurance

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Just by making a few tweaks, your home insurance costs can differ by hundreds of dollars. There are many variables that go into determining the costs of your home insurance and by being informed about what impacts these calculations you can make a more knowledgeable decision when purchasing your policy. An insurance broker is one of your best resources when it comes to shopping around and comparing policies, so be sure to enlist the help of yours for when you need help purchasing coverage. Also, a broker will be able…

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Hurricane Dorian gives Americans a wake-up call they should not ignore, says Allstate

Hurricane Dorian - Storm heading toward Florida

The insurer’s data shows that almost 60 percent of U.S. residents aren’t prepared for a natural disaster. Well over half of all Americans would have been completely unprepared for an event like Hurricane Dorian, said a recent report released by Allstate Insurance. Nearly 60 percent of Americans are assuming that natural disasters won’t affect them. Allstate Insurance used Hurricane Dorian as an example of the type of natural disaster that can threaten Americans. Its report showed that while 70 percent of Americans say that they are concerned over catastrophic events…

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California fire insurance companies decline almost 350,000 policy renewals

California fire insurance companies - Firefighters fighting wildfire

Insurers are taking big steps back from the industry in the state’s highest risk areas. New data from the state shows that California fire insurance companies have declined the renewal of almost 350,000 home policies since 2015. This was most common in areas with the highest wildfire risk. The data showed that insurers are trying to reduce their risk exposure as wildfires become more costly. The newly released data did indicate that California fire insurance companies have dropped hundreds of thousands of customers. However, it did not point out how…

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5 Reasons to Get Personal Property Insurance

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You must already know about home insurance which protects your home against various threats like fire, burglary, water damage, etc. However, did you know that most insurance plans contain personal property coverage too? What’s Personal Property Coverage? Personal property coverage aka contents coverage insures your belongings including furniture, home appliances, jewellery, etc. It may also cover items that are outside your home such as your luggage when traveling, bike, etc. If any of these things are damaged/destroyed by natural disasters like fire, or stolen, then you may get adequate compensation…

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Solar panel insurance keeps your green energy investment covered

Solar Panel Insurance - solar panels on house roof

Many homeowners don’t realize that they need to add coverage to their eco-friendly additions. Across the country, homeowners and businesses alike are making efforts to shrink their carbon footprint but many forget to add solar panel insurance to cover their substantial investments. Getting coverage for your green energy additions is typically quite easy to do. The average rooftop solar panel system will usually cost somewhere between $15,000 and $25,000, according to data from the Center for Sustainable Energy. This represents a considerable investment and will raise the replacement cost of…

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California homeowners insurance policies are becoming fewer and farther between

California Homeowners Insurance Policies - House Fire - Fire fighters

As the state prepares for another dangerous wildfire season, coverage is in the spotlight. California homeowners insurance policies are becoming a serious subject at the moment. With the approach of the wildfire season, a growing number of property owners are losing their coverage. That said, the issue of spiking premiums and reduced availability isn’t anything new. A recent New York Times report looked at the issue of California homeowners insurance policies. It examined the way the state has been trying to manage these challenges for a long time. It pointed…

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How Climate Impacts Your Property Insurance Costs

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There are plenty of factors that can impact your property insurance costs, from your location and the size of the home to the contents, but one thing that homeowners may not be prepared for is how climate is now affecting their premiums. A recent report released shows Canada is warming up at twice the rate of the rest of the world; this has left insurance providers feeling uneasy. That uneasiness is most likely going to translate to a rise in premium rates. So how exactly does climate impact your property…

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