Georgia auto insurance rates driven skyward by massive crashes

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Serious car wrecks are becoming more frequent in the state, making it more costly to insure vehicles. Georgia auto insurance rates are expected to rise yet again, following several other consecutive increases. According to experts in the industry, the growing expense associated with car insurance premiums has to do with the number of serious crashes in the state. The number of accidents and the severity of the crashes are both on the rise and it is costing insurers. As a result, Georgia auto insurance companies find themselves raising their rates…

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Insurance Information Institute reveals winter-related payouts from 2015

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American insurers paid policyholders $2.9 billion for damage related to winter weather. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) has released its data with regards to the payments made by insurers in the United States for claims relating to winter weather, and what they’ve said is that those payouts reached a total of about $2.9 billion, last year. That said, despite those winter-related payments, the I.I.I. says insurance companies are still financially strong. Despite the payments the insurers faced in the U.S., the Insurance Information Institute explained that those companies will still…

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Insurance industry may see more losses due to earthquakes

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New report highlights the growing risks associated with earthquakes The Insurance Information Institute has released a report predicting that losses associated with earthquakes will continue to rise in the U.S. There are many factors contributing to growing losses, including a higher degree of urban development in areas of the country that are seismically active. Older buildings are also exposed to earthquake damage due to the fact that they do not comply with current building codes. This factors are driving up the financial burden that earthquakes represent for the insurance industry.…

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Insurance news reveals that Connecticut is losing its industry share

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A new analysis has shown that employment recovery has been occurring nationally, but is declining in the state. The results of a recent analysis making insurance news have shown that while the industry is showing employment improvements across the country, Connecticut’s own share has been on its way down. Jobs within the life insurance sector of the industry have been plummeting in the state for 5 years. Traditionally in Connecticut employment market, the financial and insurance sectors have played very important roles. In fact, Hartford is often the center of…

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Homeowners insurance costs eclipse mortgages in Florida

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Florida homeowners now paying more for insurance than for their homes One of the highest expenses facing Florida families has long been the mortgage on their homes. Mortgages in the state, just as elsewhere throughout the U.S., put a large amount of financial pressure on families. While mortgages have been the highest expense for many families in the state, these families are beginning to pay more for their homeowners insurance coverage, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The non-profit organization suggests that consumers are paying more for their homeowners, auto,…

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Insurance Information Institute sees premiums rise in wake of Hurricane Sandy

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Insurance Information Institute notes homeowners insurance rates are on the rise and have been for some time Hurricane Sandy is expected to have a significant impact on homeowners insurance premiums in the Northeast U.S., according to the Insurance Information Institute. The trade association suggests that major storms like Sandy often have an impact on insurance rates, but Sandy is not the only factor that is going into the growing premiums of homeowners insurance coverage. The Insurance Information Institute suggests that premiums have been growing since mid-2011 and that Hurricane Sandy…

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Post 9/11 insurance industry is vastly different, says report

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks which brought down New York City’s World Trade Center. Since the attack, the political landscape has changed dramatically, a shift that has been mimicked throughout society as terrorism more people became aware of terrorism. Many things changed in the wake of 9/11, and while many of these changes resided within the boundaries of the nation, the entirety of the world’s insurance industry underwent a drastic shift. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I) has been studying the changes in the worldwide…

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