New Jersey homeowners insurance legislation results from report outcomes

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A lawmaker in the state has now introduced a bill to stop premiums from skyrocketing after one claim. A recent homeowners insurance study brought to light a certain issue with regards to the significant raising of premiums for New Jersey customers after they had made one claim on their policies. The report showed that this issue was present across the country, but New Jersey took this to heart. The results were reflected in an insuranceQuotes.com data analysis that determined that after one homeowners insurance claim had been made in 2014,…

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Ohio insurance reforms could be beneficial to consumers

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Changes to the laws in the state could help to boost competition and strength while boosting protection for consumers. According to Mary Taylor, the director of the Ohio Insurance Department, as well as its Lieutenant Governor, the latest reforms to the insurance laws in the state could be exceptionally helpful for the maintenance of that industry’s strength and competition, and it may also bring additional protections to consumers. Senate Bill 140 is now also ready for the Governor, John Kasich’s signature. Once the Governor signs that bill into a law,…

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Homeowners insurance bill in Florida signed by Governor Scott

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This will help to reform Citizens so that it will be able to further reduce its massive size. Governor Rick Scott has just signed a Florida bill into law which will allow a huge number of changes to be made to Citizens, the largest homeowners insurance company in the state. One of the goals of the bill is to move more of the policyholders from the state backed insurer into the private market. According to Senator David Simmons (R – Altamonte Springs), who sponsored SB 1770, “It’s a hell of…

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Homeowners insurance bill in Florida is moving up

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The North Carolina proposal is only one of a large number facing the General Assembly. A bill regarding homeowners insurance is one of a large number being considered by the General Assembly in North Carolina, following a slew of others last week, including outdoor smoking bans, clean water issues, and autistic child coverage. This is because the General Assembly was trying to fit everything in before today’s non-revenue bill deadline. The bills – including the one for homeowners insurance – were required to pass their originating chamber by this date…

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Homeowners insurance at Citizens shedding some weight

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Lawmakers have given the state backed insurer the ability to take action to reduce its policyholders. The state backed homeowners insurance company, Citizens, in Florida, will now be reducing its number of policyholders following the approvals that it has recently received from lawmakers. Hundreds of thousands of policies will no longer belong to Citizens but will be shifted to the private market. Certain areas are being affected more heavily than others. Many lawmakers are using this as a kind of pilot program to be able to decide how reforms for…

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Homeowners insurance bill inspired by Superstorm Sandy becomes law

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The regulation has now been put into place in New Jersey to make sure residents understand their coverage. A new law in New Jersey is now requiring homeowners insurance companies to provide their policyholders with a one-page description of what is and is not covered by their policies. This was a direct response to the massive confusion among policyholders in the aftermath of Sandy. The measure has now been signed by New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. This was announced by the Assembly Democrats in a news release The goal of…

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Homeowners insurance reform bill for Citizens once again delayed

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The overhaul for the state backed insurer is being held back yet again in Florida. On Wednesday, a vote that had been scheduled for a sizeable overhaul of homeowners insurance in Florida was delayed, yet again, which may suggest that the fear of sending rates skyward is holding the bill down in the state Senate. It is not that the bill is without the necessary support, but the sponsor is seeking additional time. The sponsor of the bill is Senator David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs). He indicated that he has already…

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Homeowners insurance reforms expected in Colorado

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The wildfires from last year have spurred lawmakers to consider changes to the current coverage. Lawmakers in Colorado are taking a new look at homeowners insurance which have been based on the complaints that have been collected from property owners over the last months since the wildfires in the state. In fact, they are now closing in on an agreement on a number of different changes to the coverage. The wildfires in Colorado brought a number of homeowners insurance issues into the spotlight and those in charge of regulations did…

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Homeowners insurance regulations bill altered by a Senate committee

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The changes were made following Waldo Canyon fire victim testimony by the members. A Colorado Senate committee heard the testimony of victims of the Waldo Canyon wildfires two weeks ago and has now made a few small changes to some of the homeowners insurance industry regulations proposal. The committee took the time to take the concerns of the witnesses under consideration before continuing. According to Senator Jeanne Nicholson (D-Black Hawk), “We wanted to take some time to consider some of the concerns that were raised by some of the witnesses…

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Homeowners insurance bill would change the rates in North Carolina

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Legislators from coastal communities are hoping to make the rate system different and more transparent. Lawmakers that are representing coastal North Carolina counties where residents are feeling high frustrations about the skyrocketing cost of homeowners insurance, have now introduced a number of bills that would change the way that the state regulates the rates that are charged as well as to add transparency to the system as a whole. One of the two primary measures has already been receiving bipartisan support as there are sponsors from both parties. Both Republicans…

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