Homeowners insurance rates receive legislative attention in North Carolina

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Lawmakers approve legislation that will provide consumers with more information concerning their insurance rates The North Carolina House of Representatives have unanimously approved legislation that would provide consumers in the state to receive more time when responding to proposed rate increases on their homeowners insurance policies. The legislation also received votes that will allow it to proceed to the state Senate, where lawmakers will determine whether or not to pass the legislation into law. The legislation will also provide consumers with more information from their insurance providers. Consent to rate…

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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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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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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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