California wildfire insurance rates are heading skyward

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In southern parts of the state, residents have been watching their premiums rise due to the fires. Dozens of Southern Californians are threatened by forest fires and at the same time as they worry for their homes, they are watching their California wildfire insurance premiums skyrocket. Many houses have already been damaged – or nearly damaged – which can be enough to affect premiums. That said, it’s important to note that wildfire insurance won’t automatically spike right away. The odds are that California wildfire insurance rates will rise. This is…

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Homeowners insurance may be getting pricier for those affected by Storm Desmond

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Residents of parts of the U.K. that suffered from flooding may soon be seeing higher premiums, too. People living in the parts of Cumbria in the United Kingdom, which have been stricken by flooding following Storm Desmond may soon have further unwanted news as it is expected that homeowners insurance rates will likely rise in that area as a result of the losses that were recorded. As of yet, it is too early to predict exactly how much the storm will be costing the insurance industry. In the U.K., an…

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Massachusetts lawmaker aims to stop homeowners insurance rate increases

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After the losses from last winter that were greater than $1 billion, insurers have received approval for hikes. Although a decision has already been made to approve the homeowners insurance rates hikes that were requested by some of the top insurers in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Division of Insurance state Senate committee is now seeking to have that decision reconsidered by opening hearings to determine if those increases are truly justified. This is focused primarily on the rate increases approved for two of the largest insurers in the state.…

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Insurance rates in Detroit head skyward with the city’s firefighting downgrade

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As the struggling city’s Fire Department faces considerable problems, homeowners are forced to pay more. The Detroit Fire Department has been facing some serious struggles over the last while and this ongoing trend has now developed into an expensive one for homeowners whose insurance rates are being hiked as a result. When it comes to the homeowners rates being charged across Michigan, Detroit already has the highest. That being said, homeowners insurance rates are going to be increased yet again when an analysis conducted by an organization that examines the…

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Homeowners insurance costs will soon rise to pay for rough winter

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After a particularly damaging season, the cost of ice dams and water damage is about to affect premiums. In Massachusetts, homeowners insurance customers are about to start paying an average of 9 percent more in their premiums due to the impact of the damaging winter that was experienced throughout the state. The massive amount of snow and the exceptionally cold temperatures caused an abnormally large amount of damage. The extreme weather and large number of winter storms caused a notable rise in the number of homeowners insurance claims as well…

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California Insurance rates from Allstate cause Commissioner and consumer advocate divide

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Though Dave Jones and Harvey Rosenfield have traditionally collaborated, a recent issue has led to a split. The California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, and advocate from Consumer Watchdog, Harvey Rosenfield, have traditionally held very similar beliefs when it came to the industry and its insurance rates. That said, this trend appears to have changed when it comes to the rates being charged by Allstate. Rosenfield, who hails from Santa Monica, was the author of Proposition 103, a ballot measure from 1988, which converted the position of insurance commissioner in the…

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Ohio homeowners insurance customers are paying less

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The coverage is the sixth lowest in the United States, meaning that residents are saving compared to other locations. According to a recent announcement made by Mary Taylor, the Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director, the average Ohio homeowners insurance policy is costing residents of the state notably less than the average resident of the majority of other locations across the country. In fact, she revealed that premiums there are the sixth lowest among all of the states in the nation. The most recent data available from the National…

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