Hawaii volcano insurance coverage becomes serious concern

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Residents of the side of the Big Island closest to Kilauea have been forced to evacuate. Hawaii volcano insurance has become a central topic in the state following earthquakes and Kilauea’s eruption. Several more quakes have been followed by new fissures opening. As residents have complied with a mandatory evacuation, the next worry is the damage. Dozens of structures have already been destroyed by the lava spraying across the Hawaiian neighborhoods, according to a CNN report. The report revealed that not all homeowners insurance policies in the affected area necessarily…

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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 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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Homeowners insurance premiums continue to rise in Massachusetts

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State’s homeowners are expressing anger about higher premiums Homeowners in Massachusetts are growing more frustrated with high insurance premiums. The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has taken a step to help consumers better understand why rates are rising so quickly by making the rate review process open to the public. The decision may provide more transparency when it comes to increasing homeowners insurance rates. It is unlikely, however, that this will reduce the frustration that consumers are feeling when it comes to insurance premiums. Division of Insurance will provide more transparency…

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Homeowners insurance companies in Ohio look at ‘high-risk’ dog breeds

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Owners of pit bulls, among others, say that they have experienced bias when they seek policies. Ohio has had a regulation in place for about three years that has stated that the owners of all breeds of dog must be treated equally, but this has created a certain degree of controversy when it comes to homeowners insurance policies. Some dog owners have said that the breed of their pets have placed a sizeable barrier in their way. Among those challenges, homeowners insurance has been at the top of the list.…

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Homeowners insurance companies haven’t given up on rate hike requests

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Despite the fact that they have been unsuccessful, so far, insurers in North Carolina are still trying. According to an industry spokesperson in North Carolina, homeowners insurance companies are not yet ready to back down on their goal to increase premiums by an average of 25 percent across the state. A group that represents nearly 100 insurers in the state is taking its case to the Court of Appeals. According to Ray Evans, a spokesperson for the Rate Bureau industry group, which represents almost 100 companies that sell N.C. homeowners…

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Homeowners insurance competition report shows some Florida counties lacking

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Some kinds of residential policies in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties are coming up short in options. A new report has now been issued by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and has shown that in the counties of Miami-Dade and Monroe, there is a notable lack in competition among homeowners insurance companies for certain kinds of residential policies. This report has brought unwelcome news at a time in which the state is attempting to shrink its last resort coverage. The state has been seeking to reduce the size of Citizens…

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Will proper coverage bring good insurance news if a Grinch strikes?

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While many consumers feel that their homeowners policies will cover them against disasters, others aren’t sure. At this busy time of year, while we plan for parties, buy presents, don our ugly Christmas sweaters, and prepare to serve a tasty feast, becoming an insurance news statistic is typically not one of the issues at the front of most minds. That said, many Christmas gifts are often quite pricy, and it could be worth deciding if additional coverage is necessary. The more the area under the Christmas tree begins to fill…

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Citizens Property Insurance to shed more policyholders

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Five more insurers in Florida have now been approved to take on the homeowners policies of the state-backed giant. In recent property insurance news, state regulators have now given their approval to five homeowners insurers based in the state in order to give Citizens the opportunity to unload up to 132,441 more policies. Citizens will start to shift more of its homeowners policies outward to those insurers, beginning in February. This will help Citizens to be able to better pursue its goal of removing as many property insurance policies as…

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Homeowners insurance fraud scheme in California sells fake policies in fire risk areas

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There has been a vicious rash of bogus coverage sales as property owners desperately seek new protection. According to a recent homeowners insurance news release by the California Department of Insurance, yet another arrest has been made as property owners in areas at a high fire risk have fallen victim to a fake policy scam. The report identified 57 year old Dean Joseph Basler of Ventura as the latest embezzler. It stated that the Ventura County Sheriff had arrested Basler following a homeowners insurance investigation conducted by the Department of…

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