Allstate warns policyholders of home break ins spike at this time of year

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The insurance company is reminding its customers to be vigilant throughout December. December is often the month with days in which there is most likely to be home break ins, according to a reminder from Allstate Insurance. In Texas, for example, the first of the month is traditionally the busiest for burglars breaking into houses and apartments. According to the insurer, this trend has been ongoing, driven by a rise in holiday shopping. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and sometimes Cyber Monday falling on or before December 1, that day has…

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Solar panel insurance keeps your green energy investment covered

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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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What does California earthquake insurance coverage provide following a disaster

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Following the tremors last Thursday and Friday, many residents are looking into the protection available. The importance of California earthquake insurance coverage was placed in the spotlight last Thursday and Friday. The 6.4 magnitude quake was the strongest to rock Southern California in two decades and was followed by a 7.1 magnitude quake the next day. The tremors shook homes and other buildings across hundreds of miles in the state. Independence Day came with a number of different catastrophe risks, particularly with the number of tornadoes that have been cutting…

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Renters and Homeowners insurance coverage helps evacuated residents

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Regardless of whether or not the California wildfires have caused damage, policies are still helpful. People affected by emergency evacuation orders may benefit from their homeowners insurance coverage regardless of whether their homes are damaged. Home and renters insurance policies cover more than just damage caused by wildfires in the area. “With sometimes only minutes to evacuate, residents often escape with only the clothes on their backs,” said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Hundreds of thousands of people in California have been affected by evacuation orders as a result of…

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Homeowners insurance coverage may pay for Sand Fire evacuation expenses

California wildfire damage

Many home and renters policyholders may be pleasantly surprised to discover they can be reimbursed the costs. The Sand Fire has destroyed eighteen homes, but for those who were evacuated, homeowners insurance coverage may still help. Many of the 20,000 evacuees don’t realize that their renters insurance and home policies cover those expenses. The fire burned its way into the Santa Clarita region and left massive physical and financial damage behind. Still, for those who were evacuated and faced the costs of having to live elsewhere, some relief may be…

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Insurance policy may be required for this popular Christmas present

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Thousands of kids (of all ages) will be unwrapping drones but not all know if they should have coverage. Across the United States, thousands of drones have made their way under Christmas trees so that novice pilots will be able to fly them but what many people haven’t realized is that an insurance policy can be one of the best accessories that can come with these gifts. While many of these devices will be played with without problems, there are others that will be crashed. As these hobby drone devices…

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Homeowners insurance rates in North Carolina are “very much a problem”

North Carolina Homeowners Insurance Rates

The commissioner in the state has openly recognized that there is an issue which must be overcome. Though the majority of people would say that they’re already paying high premiums for their homeowners insurance coverage, those in North Carolina have more to complain about than most, as the majority of property owners have seen their bills suddenly spike by a third to nearly three quarters of what it previously had been. Many people have received letters saying that if they don’t agree to these increases, they will lose their coverage.…

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