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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California wildfire insurance rates are heading skyward

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In southern parts of the state, residents have been watching their premiums rise due to the fires. Dozens of Southern Californians are threatened by forest fires and at the same time as they worry for their homes, they are watching their California wildfire insurance premiums skyrocket. Many houses have already been damaged – or nearly damaged – which can be enough to affect premiums. That said, it’s important to note that wildfire insurance won’t automatically spike right away. The odds are that California wildfire insurance rates will rise. This is…

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California insurance industry trends forum hears from Schwarzenegger about risk

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The former state governor and well known actor weighed in at the Southern California university event. Actor and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at a California insurance industry trends forum this week in order to discuss certain central topics such as that of risk. He spoke to insurance students and professionals in the industry about what it took to play some of his most famous roles. Schwarzenegger also took the chance to use the California insurance industry trends seminar to discuss the types of risks he faced when he originally…

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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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Credit history may have a major impact on auto insurance premiums

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Survey shows that credit history is playing a major role in the cost of insurance coverage Consumer Reports has released the results of a recent survey run in the United Stated concerning auto insurance quotes. The survey shows that credit history plays a major role in how much insurance coverage will cost drivers. Credit history may, in fact, have a larger influence on premiums than a person’s driving record, according to the survey. Consumer Reports’ Margot Gilman suggests that this is the case in many states, where poor credit history…

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More affordable auto insurance alternative sought by Detroit mayor

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Mayor Mike Duggan has now asked the Michigan Legislature to give the nod to this type of coverage. Last week, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan spoke to the State Senate Insurance Committee with regards to a plan that he believes would make it possible for residents of his city to opt out of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association and to be able to buy a lower but more affordable type of medical plan to comply with the auto insurance laws. The mayor has referred to this type of new alternative coverage…

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Ohio insurance industry hit by severe weather

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Recent storms put some financial pressure on insurance companies operating in Ohio Recent storms have had a major impact on the insurance industry in Ohio. Recently, a tornado struck Green County, causing several thousands of dollars in damages. Though insurers do not expect losses to be to the degree of severe storms in the past, the recent storm is yet another blow to the insurance industry, which has begun to show concern for the increase in frequency of natural disasters. Some of these concerns are related to the potential effects…

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Earthquake insurance is too expensive to be worth the risk in California

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For many people in the state, the premiums are higher than the perception of the threat. Just over a week ago, the Napa Valley of California was shaken by a 6.0 magnitude tremor that led to surprising amounts of damage, particularly in terms of broken bottles of alcohol, but at the same time, on the whole, homeowners and business owners still feel that earthquake insurance is too expensive to be worthwhile. Even some of the companies most affected were not convinced that insurance coverage would be worth the price. Despite…

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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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Earthquake insurance policies held by as few as 6% in Napa, California

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Despite the risk that is present in that part of the country, very few homes and businesses are covered. Even though Californians live in a state that is known to be located on active fault lines, the vast majority of residents and business owners still are not buying earthquake insurance. This fact came into the spotlight as a quake shook the Napa Valley region over the weekend. Northern California was shaken by a 6.1 magnitude tremor early on Sunday, taking people in populated areas quite off guard. Fires started, buildings…

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