Some Oregon home policy rates to rise due to wildfire insurance risk

Wildfire insurance - Oregon Sign - Home Insurance - Fire

The state recently published a map to show which properties are at the highest and extreme level risks. After the catastrophic season in 2020, Oregon has moved ahead with strategies to advise people as to whether they are living in vulnerable areas, in a move that might send home wildfire insurance rates upward. While people did want to now if their properties were at an extreme risk of blazes during the summertime. While the new maps have been seen as informative and helpful, certain homeowners, particularly those in rural parts…

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Will stopgap measure dig Florida home insurance market out of crisis?

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Regulators have announced a plan using Citizens to avoid consequences of financial ratings agency downgrades. Regulators have announced that they will be using Citizens as a part of a Florida home insurance stopgap plan in the hopes of avoiding the ramifications of financial ratings agency downgrades across several property insurers. The plan is meant to provide a temporary fix, making sure residents will maintain their coverage. The Florida home insurance stopgap plan will use the state’s insurer of last resort, Citizens, as a financial backstop. The insurer will take on…

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Treasury Department investigates insurance coverage impact of climate change

Insurance coverage - Climate Change Investigation

Concern is rising over the harm increasingly extreme weather is having on property rates and availability. The US Treasury Department is addressing rising concern over the impact of climate change on the availability and affordability of property insurance in disaster-prone areas. The Treasury is now launching the first nationwide insurers’ financial exposure assessment to climate risk. A preliminary email was issued by the Federal Insurance Office to regulators in every state. The email requested the data they had available for insurance coverage, liabilities and losses across the last half decade…

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Louisiana home insurance coverage at risk as Atlantic hurricane season picks up

Louisiana home insurance - Hurricane Season

The state is facing problems that have been compared to the coverage crisis in Florida. As has been the case in Florida’s market, Louisiana home insurance struggles are leaving thousands of residents of the state wondering how to find coverage. The need is becoming particularly urgent as the US predicts a busy Atlantic hurricane season. Meteorologists have been warning that the Atlantic hurricane season will be an active on this year. With theses risks ahead, a number of Louisiana home insurance companies have withdrawn from the market, just as has…

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Nearly 3 in 4 homeowners don’t know how their home insurance works

Home Insurance - Confusion about coverage

72 percent of participants of a Forbes Advisor survey don’t know what their coverage gives them. While most homeowners understand that home insurance is critical, but according to the results of a new Forbes Advisor survey of 2,000 policyholders, the vast majority don’t know what their coverage provides. Homeowners don’t understand their coverage even though they said they’re paying more for it. According to the survey, homeowners don’t realize that their home insurance policy provides more coverage than just protecting their house and belongings against damage or theft. It stated…

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Florida property insurance could get special legislative session

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Lawmakers are calling for the opportunity to work on this critical state in the issue. Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) has formally asked his colleagues to support the call he made to hold a special legislative session to focus on the Florida property insurance crisis. The state has been losing insurers as they withdraw or go into liquidation. “We can no longer wait on this issue,” said Brandes, who issued a “template letter” to his colleagues so those lawmakers could send it to the Department of State. The goal is…

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