Impact of climate change to make insurance prohibitively expensive, says Munich Re

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The largest reinsurance company in the world has cautioned that most people won’t afford coverage soon. For several years, insurance companies have been warning that the impact of climate change will be an expensive one. Munich Re, the largest reinsurance company in the world, is now warning that global warming will make insurance too expensive for most people. The reinsurer has already blamed climate change for $24 billion in California wildfire losses. Munich Re chief climatologist, Ernst Rauch, explained in a recent Guardian report that it won’t be long before…

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Insurance customer trends show one in three Americans don’t shop again for policies

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A new survey showed that policyholders in the U.S. don’t re-shop to find better coverage or rates. One out of every three Americans have never re-shopped for a policy, say the results of a new insurance customer trends survey. The research found that almost half of all policyholders who have looked around for a better deal has not done so within the last year. The research was conducted on homeowners insurance and auto insurance customers. American consumers are risking overpaying for their coverage, say the results of a new Policygenius…

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Insurance customers can enjoy the benefits of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

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The popular Netflix series is reducing clutter levels but also underscores an often overlooked coverage step. While most people love the de-cluttering benefits of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, the insurance industry sees this as a fantastic opportunity for policyholders to take a very important but frequently overlooked step to gain the best coverage. Nearly all renters and homeowners insurance customers miss this vital step to ensuring top coverage. The Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has become explosively popular. This is particularly true as people use the benefits…

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Thanksgiving safety tips to help you prevent an insurance claim

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A few common sense changes can be all it takes to make sure your family and celebration is joyous. This year, one of the things you may be giving thanks for is the right set of Thanksgiving safety tips to keep your family and home protected. By following a few little common sense rules, you can prevent danger, damage and the need to file an insurance claim. During the holidays, the kitchen is the heart of your home, so keep it safe and healthy this year. Thanksgiving safety tips are…

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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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Home Safety Tips Your Insurance Agent Wants You to Know

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Some maintenance steps are more obvious than others, but here are some you may have missed. Some home safety tips are pretty obvious. There’s no mystery that your insurance agent would want you to make sure your smoke detector is functioning. Yes, it’s a good idea to be sure your gutters are clear, particularly after the leave have fallen but before the snow begins. However, there are certain home safety steps you can be taking that you may not realize. Following certain home safety tips can make a tremendous difference…

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Insured Hurricane Michael losses estimates as high as $8 billion

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The devastating storm crashed through 4 states, leaving the most damage behind in Florida. The insured Hurricane Michael losses could be as high as $8 billion, according to Karen Clark & Company. The Boston-based firm is an insurance company that creates catastrophe models. The insured losses estimate includes the privately insured storm surge and wind property damage. The Karen Clark & Company (KCC) insured Hurricane Michael loss estimates included those to residential, commercial and industrial properties as well as vehicles. The estimates include damage from wind and storm surge. That…

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