Tornadoes in Georgia cause $6 million in losses for the homeowners insurance sector

Tornado damage homeowners insurance

Several tornadoes have struck Georgia, causing significant damage in some parts of the state Six tornadoes struck Georgia early last week, five of which hit the metro Atlanta area. These tornadoes generated thousands of homeowners insurance claims and insurance adjusters were deployed to the affected areas in order to help assess t he damage that was caused. According to Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, more than $6 million in insured losses were caused by the six tornadoes. Most of the damage caused by these disasters was to homes and vehicles. Homeowners…

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Homeowners insurance advice issued in Georgia following powerful storms

Georgia Homeowners Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Hudgens provides some advice to homeowners in the state Georgia is no stranger to natural disasters, but many of its residents may not know how to handle their insurance companies in the wake of a severe storm. Several powerful storms have tore through the state in recent weeks, highlighting a lack of awareness concerning certain insurance issues. The state’s Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, has provided some recommendations for those that have had their properties damaged by recent storms. Getting in contact with an insurance agent and documenting damage…

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Severe weather in Georgia prompts concerns regarding homeowners insurance

Georgia Homeowners Insurance

Double checking insurance policies becomes a priority as weather conditions worsen Severe weather is expected to create some problems in Georgia. Forecasts predict that weather conditions in many parts of the state could be “very dynamic” this week. What this means is that tornados and heavy rainfall could be seen in parts of the state and these events could lead to significant property damage for homeowners. As such, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has begun offering advice to homeowners that may fall victim to property damage. Homeowners…

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Homeowners insurance rates cause struggle among coastal residents

Florida homeowners Insurance in Coastal Areas

Property owners along the coastlines of the United States are watching their premiums soar. A trend is being observed by homeowners insurance customers who reside along coastlines across the country, which is making it more challenging for them to be able to keep their homes because it is becoming too expensive for many of them to afford the cost of coverage. Within the last couple of decades rates have grown ever skyward for these coastal customers. While many have tightened their belts and have managed to keep up with the…

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Georgia homeowners now have access to Home Value Protection insurance

As of this week, homeowners in Georgia now have access to Home Value Protection, which is the only insurance product available in the United States that will protect homeowners from the potentially financially crippling effect of the falling home prices. This form of insurance coverage provides the owners of a home with protection for the market value of their home so that their equity is covered in the case that housing prices continue to fall – a serious issue within that state since the middle of 2006. This is the…

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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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Will homeowner’s insurance rates hit a new record in 2012?

According to recent reports, the weather related claims throughout the world have taken a toll on the insurance companies billions of dollars in 2011. Massachusetts experienced its new set of destructive weather phenomenon. People all over the United States have been subject to a number of storms that resulted in ice dams on their homes and traffic accidents on roads. Not only storms, tornadoes too, ripped through various states along hurricane Irene that blew in late August causing widespread damage to the flood prone areas. Homeowners not only require calculating a mortgage loan amount through…

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