Oklahoma earthquake insurance market still shaky

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Regulators have been attempting to get the explosive marketplace in the state under control. Oklahoma earthquake insurance is topping the list of regulator struggles in the state. As the market grows at a staggering rate, it has reached a point in which the state is facing an unprecedented risk. The exponential rise in the frequency of earthquakes has changed the entire nature of the industry in the state. Not long ago, Oklahoma earthquake insurance was out of the question. There was no reason for it. Over the last few years,…

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Commissioner deems Oklahoma earthquake insurance market noncompetitive

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John Doak has completed the investigation into the way rate increases are conducted in the state. State Insurance Commissioner John Doak has now determined that the Oklahoma earthquake insurance market is not currently functioning in a way that can be considered to be competitive. The commissioner has now issued an order that will alter the way earthquake insurance rates are changed. The order has been issued with the intention of altering the way Oklahoma earthquake insurance rate increases are filed with the Insurance Department, in order to make certain that…

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Oklahoma earthquake insurance under investigation by state commissioner

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Proactive steps are currently being taken in order to discover whether or not rates are where they should be. State Commissioner John Doak has now announced that he is conducting an investigation into Oklahoma earthquake insurance as a part of a larger effort to make sure that the rates that are being paid by residents of the state are not higher than they should be. This announcement was made at a public hearing at which he heard new details with regards to insurance rate fluctuations. This new information helped the…

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Earthquake insurance legislation introduced in Oklahoma

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New legislation may force insurers to honor claims associated with man-made quakes Earthquake insurance is becoming a major issue in Oklahoma. Lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would prevent insurers from denying claims for damage caused by man-made earthquakes. These disasters are becoming increasingly common due to hydraulic fracturing, also called “fracking.” This process is used to harvest natural gas from the earth and has been linked to seismic activity in the state. Lawmakers want to ensure that consumers are adequately protected from such disasters and that their insurance policies…

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Oklahoma lawmakers pursue bill in case earthquake insurance companies leave

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Concerns that insurers will head out of the state as quakes become more common has sparked the need for consumer protection. Over the last handful of years, earthquakes have become increasingly common in Oklahoma, and there is a growing concern that insurance companies could start to leave the state if they find the risk associated with doing business there to be too high. Scares of quakes are causing lawmakers to consider the possibility of a worst-case scenario in Oklahoma. The purpose is to put a bill into place that would…

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Oklahoma’s homeowners insurance sector becomes shrouded in controversy

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Homeowners claim that insurers are refusing to cover damage caused by earthquakes Controversy has erupted in Oklahoma’s homeowners insurance sector, and earthquakes are part of the problem. Many homeowners have begun issuing complaints that their insurance providers are refusing to cover damage caused by earthquakes. Oklahoma has been rocked by quakes in recent months, with these disasters becoming somewhat more frequent over the past year. Notably, these quakes may be being caused by injection wells, which are used to extract natural gas from the earth. Even homeowners with earthquake insurance…

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Earthquakes cause problems for homeowners insurance customers in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma homeowners are beginning to feel pressure associated with earthquakes Earthquakes in Oklahoma are beginning to cause some problems for those with homeowners insurance. The Oklahoma Insurance Department notes that many homeowners may be surprised to discover that their homes are not actually protected against earthquakes. The state has been experiencing an increasing frequency of earthquakes in recent years, with some state officials suggesting that tremblers may be linked to the controversial practice of fracking, which involves the use of oil injection wells. Most homeowners may lack the needed earthquake…

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Earthquake insurance sales continue their growth in Oklahoma

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As the state continues to experience one quake after the next, experts are cautioning residents to be ready for more. May was a month that brought a rash of quakes to Oklahoma (which many are blaming on the hydraulic fracturing, “fracking” being conducted in the state), and this has caused homeowners to purchase earthquake insurance, as experts warn that more tremors are likely on their way. This recent trend has been causing this sector of this insurance industry to experience rapid growth. As a person’s home is likely the largest…

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Earthquake insurance takes off in fracking areas of Oklahoma

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American scientists have now released a warning that the state could experience a major quake. Scientists in the United States have issued a warning to the businesses and residents of Oklahoma that indicates that they could experience a major quake, and this has caused a spike in the purchasing of earthquake insurance policies. This is an unwelcome added expense for those that are already paying high premiums for tornado protection. Although ground tremors have never been much of a problem in Oklahoma, they do occur on occasion. During the last…

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Earthquake insurance recommendations made following recent activity

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The tremors that have been occurring in Oklahoma have caused officials to discuss coverage. There have been a number of homeowners across Oklahoma that have been taken completely off guard when their homes were rocked by tremors, and they are now starting to look into earthquake insurance, particularly as state and industry officials have started to talk about the coverage. There are a number of different things that should be taken into account when shopping for these policies. Experts in and representatives of the earthquake insurance industry have been speaking…

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