Homeowners’ insurance customers reminded of bear risk

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North American species have learned that places humans inhabit are areas where food can be found. The United States is home to a spectrum of types of bears as well as their subspecies, and homeowners insurance customers are reminded that these animals are dangerous and can cause substantial property damage. The American Black Bear alone is distributed throughout the country with 16 different subspecies. The overall population of the American Black Bear is as high as 900,000, primarily found in forested and mountainous parts of the country. When they’re living…

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Homeowners insurance companies impacted by late home buying trend from Millennials

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The change in trends between generations is leading to challenges for coverage providers. The results of new research have found that Millennials and the youngest of the Gen X generation have experienced substantial delays in buying homes, and this trend is affecting homeowners insurance companies. This trend has been made only worse by the trends in out-of-state migration from those same generations. Those trends toward migrations out of state are driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. That behavior is posing a risk to homeowners insurance companies. These, among other…

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Florida Citizens Insurance rates might be climbing higher soon

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The insurer of last resort might become less affordable to people across the state. Homeowners in Florida could soon find that even insuring themselves with Citizens Insurance, the last resort coverage in the state, will lead to higher premiums. The state’s battered homeowners market is forcing policies into the state-backed insurer’s hands. As a growing number of homeowners leave Florida or find themselves in liquidation, many property owners find that they don’t have a choice other than to turn to Citizens Insurance for coverage. This has left the insurer covering…

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5 Types of Insurance and Why You May Need Them

Life has a way of throwing the unexpected at you at the worst possible time. This is where insurance comes in. When you’re paying your premiums, you may wonder sometimes whether it’s worthwhile, but when those emergencies happen, it all becomes worthwhile. The rest of the time, simply having the right policy can be important for your peace of mind. Below are a few of the types you may want to consider. Treatment Abroad Everyone knows that you need health insurance, but this can still mean high medical costs. For…

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New California homeowners’ insurance and home hardening bill introduced

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The legislation would require mandatory policy issuance and create a residential grant program. A new California homeowners insurance bill was introduced by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) to require mandatory issuance of policies. It would also form a new grant program for residential home hardening for properties in areas with a sizeable wildfire risk. Assembly Bill 1755 would require insurers to provide coverage to customers that have hardened their property. Assembly Bill 1755 would require that California homeowners’ insurance companies must issue a policy to property owners in the state…

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What Gen Z Should Keep In Mind When It Comes to Insurance

Navigating the murky world of insurance can be intimidating at best. However, when you’re a member of Gen Z and you’re still trying to figure out the whole “adulting” thing, trying to figure out which types of insurance you need and how to get it can feel downright paralyzing.  The good news is that getting insured is probably not as complicated as you think. You just need to know how to figure out what policies are right for you. Life Insurance It can be hard to think about your own…

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10 Perks of Getting Insurance from Wholesale Clubs

The whole concept behind purchasing insurance, whether it be automobile, house, or health coverage, is to have a safety net when disaster strikes. But this kind of safety net can be incredibly expensive even in the best of circumstances, and this means that it may often be out of reach for lower-income workers and their families, as well as for large families with several dependents to provide for. If you need to buy insurance and you also happen to be a member of a wholesale club like Costco, Sam’s, or…

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