Farmers reaches settlement in homeowners insurance case

Texas Homeowners Insurance

Insurer finalizes a settlement for a lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2002 Many Texas residents may receive refunds from Farmers Insurance Group as the company has reached a settlement in a lawsuit from 2002. The lawsuit involves policyholders paying higher premiums for less coverage, and state regulators found that this had been the case after examining many complaints issued against the company. The insurer will be paying $84.4 million per the settlement, which will be issued to policyholders that are eligible for refunds from the company. State regulators…

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Farmers offers new rideshare auto insurance policy in California

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Farmers has received approval to offer new insurance product in California Farmers Insurance Group has launched a new auto insurance product in California, with the approval of the state’s insurance regulators. Now, drivers that work for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to obtain more coverage, protecting them from potential worst-case scenarios. The coverage is designed to address gaps in the coverage that these companies provide, though both Uber and Lyft claim that such gaps do not exist. Both companies have received some criticism for what is…

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Zurich Insurance posts first quarter profits after decline in natural disaster claims

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Insurer sees profits in the wake of 2011 catastrophes Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland’s largest insurance company, has released information concerning its first quarter profits for this year. The company posted high profits this year after overcoming the challenges presented by the past two consecutive years of natural disasters. Last year’s catastrophes broke record losses throughout the world, leaving many insurance companies in a vulnerable position. Large insurers, like Zurich, have been able to recover from the disasters and have even shown promising growth in the first quarter of 2012. Zurich…

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