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 quake highlights the importance of earthquake insurance

Residents of Oklahoma were surprised Saturday when the state was rocked by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake. The quake caused a significant amount of damage in the state, which is still recovering from a spat of devastating tornados that tore through Oklahoma in August. State insurers have yet to release estimates regarding the cost of damages, but it is clear that the quake caused some damage to homes and businesses in Northern Oklahoma. The quake has been called a once-in-a-century event, though another 5.8 quake struck the state in August of this…

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