Florida property insurance market is circling the drain, says Citizens CEO

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The state’s insurer of last resort has bloated to an enormous size as the market spirals downward. The Florida property insurance market has reached a critical state, said the CEO of Citizens, the state’s insurer of last resort. The cost of coverage has caused Citizens to become bloated, with thousands of new homeowners signing on every week, slashing chunks out of the market. The result is that the market as a whole in the state has reached a point in which it is collapsing. “The reality is the marketplace in…

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Allstate catastrophe losses for February 2021 announced

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The insurance giant has published its estimates for last month, reaching $577 million, pre-tax. The Allstate catastrophe losses for February 2021 have been released, estimating that they reached about $577 million, pre-tax, or $456 million, after-tax. There were two primary events that contributed to the insurer’s totals for last month. The two events creating the majority of the Allstate catastrophe losses in February reached $590 million, pre-tax ($466 million, after-tax). That said, those figures were also partially offset by prior period reserve re-estimates that were favorable. Of the two events…

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7 Types of Insurance Every Millennial Must Consider

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If you were born between 1978 and 1999, you are classified as a millennial. The millennial generation is regarded as one of the most financially conservative generations since they are careful when it comes to investing and saving. Therefore, it’s surprising to look at the fact that a vast majority of individuals between 18 and 39 are underinsured. Here are 8 types of insurance plans millennials should consider: 1 Life Insurance  Life insurance isn’t something that only the wealthy need. Depending on your particular situation, perhaps, you need it as…

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Insurers offer timely advice to help prevent winter home insurance claims

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As the weather gets much colder, storms and below-freezing temperatures come with certain risks. To start the year off on a positive note, insurers are sharing tips and strategies with policyholders to help them to prevent having to make winter home insurance claims. Damage and liability from storms, high winds, and freezing temperatures are often avoidable. Insurance Information Institute data showed that last year, there were $2.1 billion in winter home insurance claims caused by storms from this time of the year. That said, if policyholders had all taken certain…

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The top homeowners insurance mistakes policyholders make

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This coverage can be complicated, resulting in errors frequently made while filing claims. Homeowners insurance mistakes are more common than many policyholders may think. Unfortunately, when errors are made during the claims process, the result can be quite expensive. Policyholders are advised to review their coverage annually and when large changes occur. Beyond making sure they have the right coverage in place, it’s also important to understand the claims process. This helps to avoid some of the most common and potentially expensive homeowners insurance mistakes. As climate change brings an…

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Allstate joins the CDP Supply Chain to advance its sustainability commitments

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The insurer joined a select few property and casualty providers in asking more of suppliers. The Allstate Corporation has announced that it has joined the CDP Supply Chain, which means it will be requesting that its key suppliers report their emissions data. This will be one of several steps the insurer is making to boost its supply chain transparency. The emissions data is reported to CDP Supply Chain, which is a global non-profit disclosure system that makes it possible for businesses to manage and measure the impact they have on…

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New Louisiana insurance regulation will assist those affected by Hurricane Laura

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State residents who continue to be without electricity may benefit from the new rule. Survivors of the disaster left behind by Hurricane Laura may benefit from a new Louisiana insurance regulation until their electricity is turned back on. The new emergency rule applies to policyholders in the state implemented by Commissioner Donelon. The new emergency Louisiana insurance regulation allows homeowners and business policyholders to file claims during times when hundreds of thousands of residents of the Southwestern part of the state remain without electricity. It is meant to provide these…

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