5 Reasons to Get Personal Property Insurance

personal property insurance for renters

You must already know about home insurance which protects your home against various threats like fire, burglary, water damage, etc. However, did you know that most insurance plans contain personal property coverage too? What’s Personal Property Coverage? Personal property coverage aka contents coverage insures your belongings including furniture, home appliances, jewellery, etc. It may also cover items that are outside your home such as your luggage when traveling, bike, etc. If any of these things are damaged/destroyed by natural disasters like fire, or stolen, then you may get adequate compensation…

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Solar panel insurance keeps your green energy investment covered

Solar Panel Insurance - solar panels on house roof

Many homeowners don’t realize that they need to add coverage to their eco-friendly additions. Across the country, homeowners and businesses alike are making efforts to shrink their carbon footprint but many forget to add solar panel insurance to cover their substantial investments. Getting coverage for your green energy additions is typically quite easy to do. The average rooftop solar panel system will usually cost somewhere between $15,000 and $25,000, according to data from the Center for Sustainable Energy. This represents a considerable investment and will raise the replacement cost of…

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Is your home protected on July 4 in case of firework damage?

Firework damage - Fourth of July Celebration

A gorgeous pyrotechnic display is a fantastic way to polish off a red, white, and blue themed party. Families and friends across the country are preparing to celebrate the fourth of July and should understand their coverage against firework damage to ensure that if something goes awry it won’t lead to financial ruin. The National Fire Protection Agency says this is the biggest day of the year for home fires. Firework damage is a serious risk. Though additional precautions can help to prevent disaster, it’s still important to understand your…

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Georgia insurance commissioner indicted in alleged $2 million fraud case

Georgia Insurance Commissioner - Dangling money

The U.S. attorney’s office described the case and the allegations against Jim Beck. Earlier this week, the United States attorney’s office laid out what it called a $2 million fraud case which involves Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck. The commissioner’s attorney entered into negotiations regarding when and how Beck would turn himself in. The Georgia insurance commissioner is the target of a 38 count indictment. It accuses Beck of widespread fraud regarding work he did for the Georgia Underwriting Association (G.U.A.). The alleged fraudulent activities all occurred before Beck was…

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American homeowners insurance rates have skyrocketed in the last 10 years

American homeowners insurance rates - House

A recent study showed that property owners are paying far more now than a decade ago. Natural disasters occurring over the last ten years are being blamed for a surge in American homeowners insurance rates. Tornado alley has experienced the fastest increase in home insurance premiums in the US. A LendingTree subsidiary, QuoteWizard, looked at data over the last 10 years to explain the steady, sharp increase in American homeowners insurance rates. What they determined was that there has been a series of natural disasters that have kept premiums moving…

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Insurance groups offer Texas storm preparedness tips for homeowners

Texas storm preparedness - storm destruction - homes

As the spring storm season gets fired up, insurers are hoping home insurance customers are ready. Texas storm preparedness can help to make a big difference in the risk of damage throughout the spring season. This year, insurance groups are offering policyholders added advice to help protect themselves against rains, winds and other severe weather risks. These helpful recommendations will reduce the risk of damage and make the claims process easier. The right Texas storm preparedness can make it possible for homeowners and vehicle owners to keep their property safe.…

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Insurance companies facing rising water damage claims

Water Damage Claims - Houses in flood waters

A new report shows that leaks are becoming increasingly problematic for homeowners and insurers. A new Verisk Analytics report from its ISO unit has found that insurance companies are taking an increasing number of water damage claims. At the same time, other forms of claim have been falling in frequency. The report determined that one in 50 homeowners insurance policyholders file a leak claim each year. Water damage claims affect one in every 50 homeowners insurance policyholders every year, according to the research. The study involved data from 2013 through…

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