The cost of California earthquake insurance is lower than most think

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The hope is to make the coverage more affordable so a larger number of homeowners will buy it. The leading barrier to the purchase of California earthquake insurance is its cost. It is an expensive form of additional coverage. Many homeowners feel it is simply out of their financial reach. CEO Glenn Pomeroy of the California Earthquake Authority says homeowners feel the premiums are too high. That said, Pomeroy also spoke to real estate agents in Santa Rosa this week and explained that his organization has new options. Homeowners frequently…

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Oklahoma earthquake insurance market still shaky

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Regulators have been attempting to get the explosive marketplace in the state under control. Oklahoma earthquake insurance is topping the list of regulator struggles in the state. As the market grows at a staggering rate, it has reached a point in which the state is facing an unprecedented risk. The exponential rise in the frequency of earthquakes has changed the entire nature of the industry in the state. Not long ago, Oklahoma earthquake insurance was out of the question. There was no reason for it. Over the last few years,…

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Commissioner deems Oklahoma earthquake insurance market noncompetitive

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John Doak has completed the investigation into the way rate increases are conducted in the state. State Insurance Commissioner John Doak has now determined that the Oklahoma earthquake insurance market is not currently functioning in a way that can be considered to be competitive. The commissioner has now issued an order that will alter the way earthquake insurance rates are changed. The order has been issued with the intention of altering the way Oklahoma earthquake insurance rate increases are filed with the Insurance Department, in order to make certain that…

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Oklahoma earthquake insurance under investigation by state commissioner

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Proactive steps are currently being taken in order to discover whether or not rates are where they should be. State Commissioner John Doak has now announced that he is conducting an investigation into Oklahoma earthquake insurance as a part of a larger effort to make sure that the rates that are being paid by residents of the state are not higher than they should be. This announcement was made at a public hearing at which he heard new details with regards to insurance rate fluctuations. This new information helped the…

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Earthquake insurance legislation introduced in Oklahoma

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New legislation may force insurers to honor claims associated with man-made quakes Earthquake insurance is becoming a major issue in Oklahoma. Lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would prevent insurers from denying claims for damage caused by man-made earthquakes. These disasters are becoming increasingly common due to hydraulic fracturing, also called “fracking.” This process is used to harvest natural gas from the earth and has been linked to seismic activity in the state. Lawmakers want to ensure that consumers are adequately protected from such disasters and that their insurance policies…

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Oklahoma lawmakers pursue bill in case earthquake insurance companies leave

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Concerns that insurers will head out of the state as quakes become more common has sparked the need for consumer protection. Over the last handful of years, earthquakes have become increasingly common in Oklahoma, and there is a growing concern that insurance companies could start to leave the state if they find the risk associated with doing business there to be too high. Scares of quakes are causing lawmakers to consider the possibility of a worst-case scenario in Oklahoma. The purpose is to put a bill into place that would…

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Oklahoma’s homeowners insurance sector becomes shrouded in controversy

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Homeowners claim that insurers are refusing to cover damage caused by earthquakes Controversy has erupted in Oklahoma’s homeowners insurance sector, and earthquakes are part of the problem. Many homeowners have begun issuing complaints that their insurance providers are refusing to cover damage caused by earthquakes. Oklahoma has been rocked by quakes in recent months, with these disasters becoming somewhat more frequent over the past year. Notably, these quakes may be being caused by injection wells, which are used to extract natural gas from the earth. Even homeowners with earthquake insurance…

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