What is a storage unit insurance policy?

Storage unit insurance - Boxes in storage

This coverage can help to protect personal possessions from a number of types of risks. Storage unit insurance is a type of coverage that provides financial protection for personal possessions where they are being kept. Possessions can be protected against risks such as damage from weather and vandalism, or from theft. A storage unit insurance policy is meant to cover the items locked away off-premises from your home such as a house or apartment. While a homeowners’, renters’ or business policy may provide some coverage for what is locked up,…

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Nearly 3 in 4 homeowners don’t know how their home insurance works

Home Insurance - Confusion about coverage

72 percent of participants of a Forbes Advisor survey don’t know what their coverage gives them. While most homeowners understand that home insurance is critical, but according to the results of a new Forbes Advisor survey of 2,000 policyholders, the vast majority don’t know what their coverage provides. Homeowners don’t understand their coverage even though they said they’re paying more for it. According to the survey, homeowners don’t realize that their home insurance policy provides more coverage than just protecting their house and belongings against damage or theft. It stated…

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Florida passes homeowners insurance bill including $10k for home hardening

Homeowners insurance - money house

State residents could receive $2 for every $1 they pay for upgrades to protect their homes from damage. Florida state lawmakers have passed a bill to update homeowners insurance regulations and bring back a 16-year-old program that would pay an owner as much as $10,000 for home hardening upgrades. The goal of the legislators was to help ease the sharply increasing rates residents are paying for coverage. The new program meant to help reign in the skyrocketing homeowners insurance rates is called My Safe Florida Home. It has been designed…

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Gov DeSantis says ‘significant reforms’ coming to Florida home insurance

Florida home insurance - Reforms

Another insurer has dropped 64,000 policies, sending the state into an even worse condition. With only a week and a half left until the Atlantic hurricane season begins, the Florida home insurance crisis has achieved urgent status. Property owners across the state have been scrambling to obtain the coverage they require. Even worse, in a market already bleeding policies and insurers, FedNat Insurance Company and its sister companies have dropped over 68,000 Florida home insurance policies. This insurance news has arrived just as the special legislative session has been scheduled…

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Homeowners insurance companies impacted by late home buying trend from Millennials

Homeowners insurance - buyers

The change in trends between generations is leading to challenges for coverage providers. The results of new research have found that Millennials and the youngest of the Gen X generation have experienced substantial delays in buying homes, and this trend is affecting homeowners insurance companies. This trend has been made only worse by the trends in out-of-state migration from those same generations. Those trends toward migrations out of state are driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. That behavior is posing a risk to homeowners insurance companies. These, among other…

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Average wildfire insurance claim is $224,000, says State Farm

Wildfire insurance Claims

The insurer recently released its most recent data in the category as well as damage reduction tips. According recently released State Farm data, the average wildfire insurance claim payment is currently $224,000, which is an increase of 8 percent over what it was in 2021. The states from which the majority of claims have been made in recent years are California, Oregon and Colorado. National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) data showed that last year, there were almost 59,000 wildfires in the United States. They burned a total of about 7…

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These states generate the most hurricane insurance claims in the US

Hurricane insurance claims

State Farm released a list of the locations where the severe storms cause the most covered damage. State Farm received 119,000 hurricane insurance claims last year, and they all came from policyholders that had covered properties in 9 states. There was a total of approximately $1.2 billion in claims paid out to the affected policyholders. The hurricane insurance claims were paid for the repair and rebuilding of homes damaged by the storms. The State Farm data from last year include the storms called Henri, Nicholas, and Ida. They impacted 9…

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