State Farm Insurance rate reductions are inadequate, billions in fines may follow

California State Farm Insurance Rate Notice of Noncompliance

The California Department of Insurance has issued a notice of noncompliance to the insurer. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered a State Farm insurance rate reduction in December 2016. The Department of Insurance has now issued a noncompliance notice to the insurer for failing to reduce premiums as mandated. The insurance company was ordered to reduce renters and homeowners insurance rates by an average of 7 percent. This State Farm insurance rate decrease would save consumers $84 million over the span of a year. Moreover, the insurance company was also…

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California Insurance rates from Allstate cause Commissioner and consumer advocate divide

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Though Dave Jones and Harvey Rosenfield have traditionally collaborated, a recent issue has led to a split. The California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, and advocate from Consumer Watchdog, Harvey Rosenfield, have traditionally held very similar beliefs when it came to the industry and its insurance rates. That said, this trend appears to have changed when it comes to the rates being charged by Allstate. Rosenfield, who hails from Santa Monica, was the author of Proposition 103, a ballot measure from 1988, which converted the position of insurance commissioner in the…

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Mortgage insurance no longer offered to condo developers by CMHC

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The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has announced that this coverage will no longer be available. A recent statement from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has revealed that the organization will no longer be providing mortgage insurance to condo developers in order to assist in financing new building construction. This doesn’t come as very much of a surprise to many in the insurance industry. The reason that many are simply shrugging their shoulders at the decision by the Crown corporation is that it hasn’t actually offered any of…

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Simple tips to save on condo insurance

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Proper condo insurance coverage is important, but the premiums can be minimized with the right efforts. When you have purchased a new home, condo insurance can help to make sure that your investment is effectively protected against unforeseen circumstances, but this doesn’t mean that you need to pay the highest premiums. There are many quick and easy things that you can do to minimize your payments while still receiving the appropriate amount of coverage. Start by taking out two different condo insurance policies. The first will be your own insurance…

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Homeowners insurance rates continue to skyrocket

Homeowners face increasing struggles as their home values continue to fall and maintenance costs continue to climb, with a new setback consisting of significantly higher insurance payments. Insurance rates for homes have been increasing steadily over the last few years, and the Insurance Information Institute has indicated that this year is expected to continue in that trend, with a rise of about 5 percent to reach an average of $1,004. This will have been the largest annual increase since the start of the recession, and will mark the first time…

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How to protect your jewelry with the right insurance coverage

As award season kicks off, the world looks to the United States as the stars walk the red carpets decked out in the very finest in fashion and highly insured jewelry. This should come as a reminder that even if your own jewels aren’t worth millions, you may still be wise to give them adequate insurance coverage. According to Allstate Insurance Company’s vice president of consumer household, Keith Rutman, many people actually hesitate to wear their good jewelry in the fear that these precious items could go missing. He explained…

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Chubb Insurance Group expands coverages for auto policies

The Chubb Group Insurance will be adding to, and expanding, aspects of their automotive policies. Customers in four states can now take advantage of pet coverage that was added to their auto policies. The additional coverage will help to pay for medical treatment the pet may require if it is in the vehicle when the owner is involved in an accident. The Chubb Group is also raising the limit on loss-of-use coverage, and broadening the lease (GAP) coverage. Additionally, they are adding replacement cost coverage on new vehicles; if an…

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