Severe weather brought in $109 million in insurance claims

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The storms that struck Colorado from May 20 to 22 had left considerable damage in their wake. Homeowners, vehicle owners, and business owners in Colorado all found themselves having to deal with the aftermath of severe weather, and for many, this meant that they were making insurance claims on their policies to help to cover the cost of the damage that was left behind. While some people had to contend with very heavy rain, others were battered with hail. Those who were the most unfortunate found themselves having to manage…

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Hail damage claims in Colorado cause insurance companies to brace themselves

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As this year proves to be another in which tornadoes and other storms will be damaging, insurers are preparing. Property insurance companies are getting ready for the wave of claims that they are expecting from the tornadoes and hail damage that have resulted from the recent storms in Colorado. Insurers believe that the totals for the claims could be quite significant, and they are bracing for it. At the time that this article was written, no estimates had yet been compiled. However, the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association executive director,…

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Homeowners insurance becomes higher priority amidst hail damage

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Following many hailstorms throughout August, property owners in the Twin Cities are scrambling for coverage. Nothing makes the importance of coverage more obvious than a situation that causes us to actually need to make a claim, and as property owners in the Twin Cities clean up after multiple hailstorms, the need for proper homeowners insurance has been making headlines. The number of claims that are being made against these policies are very high at the moment. As a result of the home insurance claims, home builders are working as hard…

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Insurance news from Western Canada may soon involve higher rates

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Severe summer storms in the province of Alberta caused massive amounts of insured damage. The severe storms that were faced by the Canadian province of Alberta are once again making insurance news as the millions of dollars in damages may now be sending rates in an upward direction. In August, insurers in Canada had to pay out approximately $550 million for a hail storm that hit Calgary. In July and August, the province faced three separate severe storms, which each made insurance news with their multimillion dollar price tags for…

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NICB announces Q3 increase in questionable claims by 7 percent

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its third quarter 2011 results from its referral reason analysis of questionable claims (QC). This report investigates six different types of claim referral reason categories. They are: workers’ compensation, casualty, property, commercial, vehicle, and miscellaneous. It compared the results among the third quarters of every year from 2009 to 2011. Questionable claims are those that are made to member insurance companies of NICB which must be referred to the bureau for closer review and potential investigation as a result of certain red…

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