Georgia auto insurance rates are headed through the roof yet again

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For the third consecutive year, Georgian drivers will face higher premiums for their coverage. Georgia auto insurance rates are headed skyward once again, making this the third year in a row drivers in the state are paying more. This also makes it the third straight year that Georgia drivers have faced the highest insurance rate increases in the country. For many drivers, this situation has become frustrating but is no longer considered to be surprising. Last year, Georgia auto insurance rates saw the highest increase in personal lines among all…

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Allstate aims to raise insurance premiums in Georgia

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Allstate bypasses rate proposal process to increase premiums Allstate customers in Georgia may see their ¬†insurance premiums spike, according to the Georgia Department of Insurance. The insurance company is planning to implement rate increases on some policies, with premiums rising by as much as 58.3%. According to Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, this is the first time he has seen such a rate hike. Moreover, the proposed rate hike has not been approved by the Department of Insurance. Insurance Commissioner claims Allstate bypassing the proposal process is unfair Hudgens notes that…

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Health insurance exchange in Idaho boasts of high enrollment numbers

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Idaho is ranked fourth in terms of enrollment in insurance exchange Idaho’s health insurance exchange has proven to be successful. The exchange is ranked fourth in the nation in the number of people enrolled per capita. Many people living in the state have managed to find the health insurance coverage they need through the exchange. A significant portion of these people are receiving subsidies from the federal government, which help them afford the coverage that they have purchased through the state’s exchange, called Your Health Idaho. Exchange manages to find…

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Legislation in Georgia increases auto insurance requirements for ride-share firms

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Legislation requires ride-share companies to improve their auto insurance policies New legislation in Georgia will require ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft to increase their auto insurance coverage. The legislation, called House Bill 190, won the approval of the state’s House of Representatives and is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Nathan Deal before it can be enacted. Ride-share companies have become a hot topic in the insurance space, as well as in the transportation services industry. These companies offer inexpensive transportation, but there have been concerns that the auto insurance…

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Health insurance premiums see modest rise in Georgia

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State’s insurance rates remain steady despite fears of major increases The cost of coverage from Georgia’s health insurance exchange have remained steady, according to a study from the Urban Institute. Many had feared that premiums for policies sold through the state’s exchange would increase at a rapid pace, but this has not been the case. The exchange sells plans in Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum categories, with each tier offering their own level of coverage benefits, with Platinum being considered the most comprehensive. Silver tier plans are, by far, the…

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Insurance fraud warning issued in Georgia

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Insurance Commissioner issues a warning concerning insurance fraud Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, has issued a warning to consumers regarding insurance fraud. The insurance industry has been dealing with fraud for nearly as long as it has existed, but new threats are beginning to emerge in the digital world that the industry may not be prepared to deal with effectively. Conventional methods of fraud are also becoming more resilient to the measures that the insurance industry is taking to thwart them. Consumers are receiving calls from fraudulent representatives of life…

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

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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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