What do you need beyond RV insurance to start the season right?

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The warm weather is here and the hottest days are just around the corner, meaning the time is now to get ready! That time of year has come around, when you find yourself reviewing your RV insurance policy before you get the vehicle out of winter storage. As the school year comes to a close, families across the country are preparing to hit the road together so they can see the country from the ground up. After months of sitting unused, it’s very important to give your vehicle a proper…

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Tracy Morgan insurance dispute with Walmart won’t see him deposed

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The celebrity of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock fame refused to testify under oath in this case. The current Tracy Morgan insurance case against Walmart has changed its tone as the celebrity refused to testify in a deposition. Walmart’s insurance company, Ohio Casualty, demanded that Morgan participate in a 7-hour deposition. The purpose of the deposition, said the insurance company, is to show that Morgan has exaggerated his injuries in order to obtain the claimed payout. The payout is reported to be around $90 million. That said, Benedict Morelli,…

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Hurricane season starts today and Jeff Atwater issued insurance advice

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The Florida Department of Financial Services CFO recommends that homeowners look again at their policies. Florida Department of Financial Services CFO Jeff Atwater cautioned state residents that the hurricane season begins. He reminded them that sooner is better than later when it comes to reviewing a business or homeowners insurance policy to ensure the right coverage is there. Should a storm be identified and named, it’s too late to contact an insurer to change protection levels. “For a better chance of a complication-free claims process, Floridians should carefully review all…

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Search and rescue insurance launches in Utah for outdoors enthusiasts

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Recreationists residing in the state can pay a small fee to waive potential costs if a hike goes wrong. Utah officials announced the launch of a new search and rescue insurance product available to nature enthusiasts and campers. The fee is extremely affordable and would mean that policyholders wouldn’t need to pay expensive costs for search and rescue if a hike or camping adventure goes awry. The annual premium for this S and R insurance policy will be a highly affordable $25 for anyone who wants it. That said, entire…

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California auto insurance investigating premiums discrimination

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The state Department of Insurance launched an investigation into the factors used to calculate rates. The California auto insurance industry may soon be changing the way its rates are calculated in order to reduce discrimination against drivers from minority neighborhoods. The California Department of Insurance launched an investigation into the practices of eight auto policy providers in the state. The investigation is meant to decide whether the insurers are discriminating against people in minority neighborhoods. The California auto insurance rate investigation was launched in response to an article published on…

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New York auto insurance rate calculation factors may soon drastically change

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A new proposed rule would stop education and employment from affecting a policyholder’s premiums. State Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo proposed a change to the New York auto insurance rate calculations. The change would stop insurance companies from using a motorist’s education level or job from being used as a factor in determining that driver’s rates. The only exception is if the insurance company can prove the job status or education level directly affects driving. The proposed New York auto insurance rules change would only allow insurers to continue using…

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State Farm homeowners insurance customers may soon receive a refund

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The same may be said for many renters insurance policyholders in California. State Farm homeowners insurance and renters insurance customers in California may soon be receiving refund payments. The insurer is sending the checks to customers as a result of a decision made by the state Department of Insurance. The California Department of Insurance told State Farm it needed to repay policyholders due to excessive rates. The department deemed the rates charged to State Farm homeowners insurance and renters insurance customers to be excessive. As a result, about 250,000 policyholders…

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Tornado insurance tips to help victims of damage

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Adjusters released a number of recommendations to homeowners affected by last week’s storms. Last weekend hundreds of homes were hit by an EF1 tornado and throughout this week, tornado insurance adjusters have been dispatched. They’ve been visiting the affected areas of South Carolina and Louisiana. As insurance companies do their best to assist the victims of the storms, they have also issued advice. The tornado insurance adjusters have made a number of recommendations to homeowners still waiting for their damage to be assessed. As many of the homeowners don’t know…

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Spring home maintenance can help prevent claims, says insurance industry

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The Idaho Department of Insurance has released a list of tips to help homeowners avoid damage. The winter is finally over and while there is still the occasional chance of frost, the time for spring home maintenance projects is definitely upon us. For anyone who was trying to put things off a little longer, take the hint from the insurance industry and use the next sunny day to get moving. The sooner you get the job done, the better prepared your property will be to avoid damage that will lead…

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Why New York crop insurance should matter to craft beer enthusiasts

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The state’s industry risks running out of one of its key locally grown ingredients if farmers can’t find coverage. The average person likely doesn’t have much interest in New York crop insurance, believing it to be the business of farmers and politicians. However, a recent development has brought the issue closer to home in a very visible way. Malt barley crops are seen as a risky type of crop for local farmers who hesitate to grow it without coverage. Farmers are reluctant to grow the malt barley crops because of…

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