Hurricane insurance tips offered to Texas homeowners

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The season for these massive tropical storm reaches its official start on June 1, so preparations should be underway. As the official summer storm season gets going on June 1, hurricane insurance tips are now being issued to homeowners in Texas in order to help them to ensure that they have the coverage that they need and that they will be properly prepared to protect themselves and their families. The Insurance Department has issued a checklist to make sure that appropriate coverage is in place. On the checklist, some of…

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Property insurance rates experience “modest” increase in US

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A survey has indicated that American commercial policy rates have increased just slightly. The results of a new survey that was conducted by Towers Watson & Co. has revealed that the price of commercial property insurance in the United States rose slightly during the first quarter of 2012. It also indicated that business employment practices liability and workers compensation rose during that time. The rise that was experienced in the commercial property insurance rates from the last quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013 was – according to…

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Business insurance tips for small company startups

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Affordable business insurance can provide significant financial protection for startups. When starting a small company, it is important to look into the types of business insurance that will be required to help you to mitigate risk and protect the financial future of your organization, no matter its size. There are certain types that will be very useful for making sure that you will be covered against a number of different potential circumstances, though there are also forms of coverage that you may not require. As you consider the various forms…

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GEICO announces cheaper commercial auto insurance rates for businesses in Texas

Business owners in Texas may now have a commercial auto insurance policy available to them at a lower rate, as GEICO announced that they have made this new coverage available in the state. According to the director of commercial lines at GEICO, Kushwant Singh, his company is happy to be able to provide this new coverage to Texas businesses. He added that his company is recognized for providing cheap auto insurance coverage, but that “more and more business owners in Texas are discovering how much they can save with us…

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Towers Watson survey shows prices for commercial insurance continued their rise during Q4 2011

According to the results of the most recent Towers Watson Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS), the prices for commercial insurance increased by a total of 3 percent throughout the final quarter last year, which completed a year in which every quarter saw rising prices for all lines of standard commercial products. Furthermore, according to the report by the global professional services company, earned price increases are starting to compensate for the portions of the reported claim cost inflation levels. Data from CLIPS showed that, yet again, the commercial property…

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American commercial property coverage rates poised for increase

According to the insurance brokerage at Marsh & McLennan Cos., American businesses are likely to face higher property insurance rates following the significant losses that insurers faced as a result of the decline of investment income and the natural disasters in 2011. Following a survey performed by Marsh Inc., it determined that over half of the clients in the United States have said that the last half of 2011 included an increase in their cost of property insurance. Among the policyholders who were at the greatest risk of losses from…

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Statewide brings contractor insurance services into Washington state

Leading general liability insurance, commercial vehicle coverage, workers compensation and bonds provider for contractors, Statewide Insurance Brokers, has announced that it has broadened its contractor insurance offerings to include Washington State. The insurer has been providing these products to thousands of contractors of all forms from painters to electricians, since 1995. Today, Statewide Insurance is operating in seven states – Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Minnesota, and California – but has plans for widening. According to one of the company’s senior underwriters, Lana Matar, demand is what is fueling their…

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