Florida flood insurance rates are on the rise in April

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This month, homeowners will start to pay more for their coverage against water damage. Homeowners are being advised that Florida flood insurance is getting more expensive this month. In fact, the majority of residents will find themselves paying significantly more. Flood insurance premiums will be on the rise regardless of whether or not a claim has ever been made. The upward trend of Florida flood insurance rates has been worrying for the state. That said, the insurance industry is hoping to assuage consumer fears. There are still many ways that…

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State Farm homeowners insurance not required to cut rates, says judge

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The California Department of Insurance has been fighting a legal battle with the insurer over premiums. The California insurance commissioner was wrong in saying that State farm homeowners insurance rates had to lower. A judge ruled that the insurer was not required to charge its home and renter policyholders less. The decision stepped around a current unresolved question regarding Proposition 103 and its reach. Proposition 103’s author was among those who criticized the decision regarding State Farm homeowners insurance rates. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones accused State Farm of profiting…

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Homeowners insurance review and preparation keeps claims down at Super Bowl parties

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These gatherings can be a lot of fun, but some extra care can keep guests and property safe. Super Bowl Sunday is coming up and football fans planning to host a party have a homeowners insurance review and some preparations to make. These small efforts can help to make sure there will be a lower risk of injury, damage or the need for an insurance claim. Millions of Americans plan to take part in a Super Bowl party, either hosting or attending. Any time there is a gathering of people,…

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Connecticut liability insurance makes coverage more expensive for drivers

Connecticut liability insurance

Auto policy premiums rose by an average of 4.1 percent for drivers in the state last year. Connecticut liability insurance is making coverage more expensive for drivers throughout the state, according to data from the Insurance Department. In fact, it is also sending homeowners insurance rates higher, though not by as much. Last year, homeowners insurance rates increased by an average of 2.4 percent in Connecticut. Drivers saw a 4.1 percent rise in their premiums because of the Connecticut liability insurance regulations. The Connecticut Insurance Department is responsible for an…

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North Carolina homeowners insurance rate hike paused for now

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The NC insurance commissioner declined the price increase for the moment, but the halt is temporary. A recent request for a North Carolina homeowners insurance rate hike has been declined. This saves state residents from having to pay an average of 18.7 percent more for their home coverage. That said, the reprieve from the increased prices is only a temporary one as the rates will eventually rise. In the state, its commissioner must approve any North Carolina homeowners insurance rate changes. Though the industry requested the rate hike, it was…

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New Year’s resolutions that lower your risk of a home insurance claim in 2018

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Some of the changes people put off could make a bigger difference than they realize. A new year often offers a natural opportunity for people to get a fresh start and improve areas of their lives to reduce the risk of home insurance claims, better their health or take greater social responsibility. 2018 presents a great chance for homeowners insurance policyholders to improve their safety. Many people can either reduce their risk of having to make home insurance claims or can make their claim filing much easier by taking any…

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Cost of hurricanes to insurance industry will break $100 billion, JPMorgan

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Insurers face massive bills from the three hurricane-level storms that made U.S. landfall, even before Nate. Though it’s too early to know the insured damage total of Hurricane Nate, the cost of hurricanes to insurance industry coverage providers in the United States will already reach $100 billion, says JPMorgan. This prediction aligns with other industry players, such as Fitch Ratings. The catastrophe left behind by Harvey, Irma and Maria will be a hard hit to insurance company earnings. At the same time, it’s likely that the cost of hurricanes to…

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Home Warranty Vs. Home Insurance

Homeowners insurance claims from sinkholes rising in Florida

A home warranty is one of the most mystifying products in existence, but it has been gaining a lot of success as of recent. ServiceMaster Global, which owns American Home Shield, the largest and most recognizable company in the home warranty industry, has reported a revenue of more than US $1,000,000,000 in 2016! Such incredible revenue for a company of that type have lead the decision makers to spin it off to a separate company, a testimony to its incredible popularity. American Home Shield employees 1,600 men and women in…

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Farmers insurance drone program takes off

Farmers insurance drone

The insurer has become the latest among the large companies to use unmanned aerial aircraft systems (UAS). The Farmers Insurance drone program had its official launch yesterday as the insurer rolled out a fleet of the devices. These unmanned aerial aircraft systems (UAS) will be used to improve the customer claims experience. Insurance companies are increasingly using drones to view damage to roofs and other difficult to reach places. The Farmers Insurance drone units will be deployed by adjusters who need to assess the damage left behind by severe weather.…

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Allstate offers tornado damage assessment advice to homeowners

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The insurance company has been issuing advice to homeowners in areas where twisters have touched down. Following a twister that touched down in Maryland, along the state’s Eastern Shore, Allstate has been providing tornado damage assessment recommendations to residents of the area. The insurance company is providing tips to homeowners to help them to know whether or not their properties were damaged by a tornado and, if so, where and to what extent. Allstate pointed out that homeowners should be very careful when returning to their properties after dangerous weather.…

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