Natural disaster damage sends homeowners insurance rates skyward

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Insured losses resulting from claims relating to Mother Nature have been climbing sharply. Natural disaster damage has been sending homeowners insurance claims upward and, as a result, it has meant that rates for policies have been rising, too. A new analysis showed that severe storms and other catastrophes are becoming more common. Over the last ten years, natural disaster damage has become more commonplace and more expensive for homeowners and insurers. According to a new analysis, this is causing home insurance rates to head sky high. The analysis was done…

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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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