Missouri homeowners insurance rates rise 76 percent in ten years

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A new analysis has revealed that residents are watching premiums rise faster than most other states. Missouri homeowners insurance rates have been climbing at a faster rate than most other US states over the last ten years due to the severe weather affecting the region. A new analysis has measured the growth in rates Missourians are paying as 7th fastest in the country. The QuoteWizard analysis measured the Missouri homeowners insurance rate growth at 76 percent across the last decade. “When insurance companies take a loss, they compensate for that…

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Missouri homeowners insurance rates have increased 76 percent in ten years

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Consumers in the state are experiencing some of the fastest increases in the US due to severe weather events. A new analysis of Missouri homeowners insurance rates has shown that consumers in the state are paying an average of 76 percent more this year than they did a decade ago. The severe weather that is striking the state on a more regular basis is to blame for the rate hikes. The Missouri homeowners insurance rate hike is the seventh largest percentage increase in the country. As severe weather events become…

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Missouri Insurance Department recovers funds amidst swarm of complaints

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Missouri Insurance Department fields 26,000 consumers complaints The Missouri Insurance Department is fielding some 26,000 consumer complaints concerning the coverage they receive through the state’s insurance companies. This week alone, the agency has received more than 10,000 complaints and inquiries regarding the practices of insurance companies. On average, the agency typically receives 16,000 complaints throughout the course of an entire year. Spurred by these complaints, the Missouri Insurance Department has reclaimed some $7.7 million that will be returned to the state’s insurance consumers. Common complaints involve health insurance The most…

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Insurance rates in Missouri to rise after troublesome year of natural disasters.

Missouri residents can expect to see higher rates for their homeowners insurance in the coming months thanks to the major disaster that struck the town of Joplin early last year. On May 22, 2011, a massive tornado rolled through Joplin, causing unprecedented damage throughout the town causing many businesses to shut down and leaving nearly a third of the town uninhabitable. The tornado cost the state millions of dollars in insured losses, and now insurers are looking to recovery some of that money. Several insurers have proposed rate hikes between…

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New Missouri laws could help residents and insurers during natural disasters

New insurance laws have been enacted in the state of Missouri this week. The laws come as a result of several devastation storms that ravaged parts of the state earlier this year. State insurance regulators say that the laws will afford new protections to residents concerned with damages caused by storms. The laws will also protect residents against opportunistic contractors with less-than-altruistic motives. Insurers will also benefit from the laws as it will enable them to better assist in the recover process. The first law, Senate Bill 101, will bar…

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