North Carolina homeowners insurance rate hike paused for now

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The NC insurance commissioner declined the price increase for the moment, but the halt is temporary. A recent request for a North Carolina homeowners insurance rate hike has been declined. This saves state residents from having to pay an average of 18.7 percent more for their home coverage. That said, the reprieve from the increased prices is only a temporary one as the rates will eventually rise. In the state, its commissioner must approve any North Carolina homeowners insurance rate changes. Though the industry requested the rate hike, it was…

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Health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield may face fines in North Carolina

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North Carolina Department of Insurance may issue fines against Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield may be facing significant fines in North Carolina due to “unprecedented administrative failures,” according to the state’s Insurance Commissioner, Wayne Goodwin. The Commissioner intends to levy the maximum permissible fines against the health insurance provider as the insurers goes into its third month of enrollment and billing issues. The North Carolina Department of Insurance claims that it has received more than 8,700 calls and 1,900 formal complaints concerning Blue Cross Blue Shield this…

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Homeowners insurance sector may be in for some changes in North Carolina

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Legislation aims to bring about significant changes to the homeowners insurance sector Major changes could be coming to the homeowners insurance sector in North Carolina. A new legislation, called the Property Insurance Fairness Act, has managed to make its way through the first few steps of the legislative process, making its way through the state’s House of Representatives. Lawmakers supporting the bill are looking for ways to mitigate the impact of what are known as “once in a century storms,” major events that can cause significant damage to properties. Legislation…

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North Carolina auto insurance tax will contribute to roadway maintenance

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Higher taxes for gasoline and a range of other fees will help to keep the highways in the state paved. North Carolina has had to come up with a new plan to pay for the construction and maintenance of highways in the state, and it has now rolled out a plan that will use taxes on gasoline and auto insurance as well as increased vehicle fees in order to help to ensure that the funds that are needed will be available. The reason that the additional revenue streams are required…

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Property insurance rate reform may be on its way in North Carolina

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Coastal leaders are seeking new ways to settle these rates, underscoring that this will benefit policyholders across the state. In North Carolina, coastal leaders are currently leading an effort to reform the property insurance rate setting process, while still making sure to point out that the legislation that they are proposing would be to the benefit of people across the entire state and not just those who have homes along the coastlines. The reforms would be based on the belief that there is a flaw in the current rate calculation…

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Health insurance provider breaks regulations in North Carolina

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Aetna could face fines and other penalties from state regulators for numerous infractions Health insurance provider Aetna has run afoul of North Carolina’s insurance regulators. According to the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the company has sold policies to several hundred consumers without the state’s approval. The agency approved these policies in order to ensure that people do not lose their health insurance coverage, but Aetna may be subject to fines and other penalties for selling insurance products without the states authorization. Company reports its own infractions, which may have…

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Homeowners insurance rates may skyrocket in North Carolina

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Homeowners are receiving consent to rate letters from their insurance providers Homeowners insurance providers in North Carolina are sending consumers “consent to rate” letters. These letters are informing homeowners that they must agree to pay higher rates for their coverage or risk losing this coverage entirely. For many, this will mean that insurance policies will become significantly more expensive this year. Others may choose to find new homeowners insurance providers and, in some cases, this could save them money on coverage. State regulators deny rate increases from insurers, but state…

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Homeowners insurance companies haven’t given up on rate hike requests

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Despite the fact that they have been unsuccessful, so far, insurers in North Carolina are still trying. According to an industry spokesperson in North Carolina, homeowners insurance companies are not yet ready to back down on their goal to increase premiums by an average of 25 percent across the state. A group that represents nearly 100 insurers in the state is taking its case to the Court of Appeals. According to Ray Evans, a spokesperson for the Rate Bureau industry group, which represents almost 100 companies that sell N.C. homeowners…

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Homeowners insurance rate change requested for mobile homes

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The North Carolina Department of Insurance has released a statement to describe the request from the industry. The N.C. Department of Insurance (NCDOI) has now received a rate filing for homeowners insurance rates from the N.C. Rate Bureau, which is an entity that is not a part of the department, and which represents all insurers in the state that sell coverage for mobile homes. There are two different types of mobile home insurance that are offered in North Carolina. The first is through the MH(C) form, and the second is…

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Homeowners insurance rates set to decrease in North Carolina

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State Insurance Commissioner opts to reject rate increase proposals from insurance companies Insurance rates for homeowners in North Carolina may not be rising due to action taken by the state’s Insurance Commissioner, Wayne Goodwin. Homeowners insurance companies had sought to raise rates by an average of 35% throughout the state. Last week, however, Commissioner Goodwin decided to strike down rate increase proposals from insurers. This move means that insurance rates will throughout the state are not expected to increase at all on January 1, 2015. Average cost of insurance coverage…

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