North Carolina legislation could reduce auto insurance premiums

House committee approves legislation to provide restricted licenses to undocumented residents A legislation approved by a North Carolina House Finance Committee could make auto insurance premiums lower for drivers in the state. The legislation would grant limited driving privileges to undocumented immigrants. These people would be required to have auto insurance coverage, as mandated by the federal government and state law, and the influx of new consumers could be good news for other drivers in the state. Insurance rates could go down by a modest degree because of the new…

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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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Lawmakers seek to reduce cost of property insurance in North Carolina

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New legislation targeting property insurance has been introduced in North Carolina Lawmakers in North Carolina are looking to reduce property insurance rates by changing the state’s initiative to cover catastrophic losses caused by natural disasters. A new legislation has been introduce that would establish a public bonding authority, which will be part of the North Carolina Coastal Property Insurance Pool. The legislation would also require insurers to provide information concerning the costs they must bear by providing coverage to coastal properties and how much money they are making from these…

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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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Traffic violations lead to higher auto insurance premiums

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In some states, premiums grow by a significant margin when drivers are hit with traffic violations Moving violations often lead to increase auto insurance premiums, but in some states, the increase is astronomical. A new report from InsuranceQuotes.com highlights the dramatic increase of auto insurance premiums in some states for those that receive driving under the influence (DUI) charges. On average, consumers can expect to pay 92% more for their coverage when they receive a DUI charge, which is the national basis. In some states, however, costs can shoot up…

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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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