Property insurance rates experience “modest” increase in US

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A survey has indicated that American commercial policy rates have increased just slightly. The results of a new survey that was conducted by Towers Watson & Co. has revealed that the price of commercial property insurance in the United States rose slightly during the first quarter of 2012. It also indicated that business employment practices liability and workers compensation rose during that time. The rise that was experienced in the commercial property insurance rates from the last quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013 was – according to…

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Landlord insurance recommended to help protect investments in the UK

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Property owners who are renting out have been advised to make sure they have coverage against floods. Experts in the landlord insurance sector of the industry are reminding the owners of rented properties in the United Kingdom about the importance of protecting their investment, particularly against perils such as flooding, which have become an increasing problem over the last few years. They are reminding these owners that a policy could make the difference between the life and death of their investments. Flooding is already becoming a growing issue in the…

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Insurance news from Louisiana shows Citizens chief will not receive $50K raise

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Jim Donelon, the commissioner for the state, has rejected the pay increase for the company’s top exec. The CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Richard Robertson, made insurance news when his pay raise of $50,000 was rejected by the state’s commissioner, Jim Donelon. The commissioner said that this is the wrong time for the raise, though the CEO’s work was praised. Commissioner Donelon said that Robertson has done good work as the CEO of the state-run property insurer, but that the timing of this salary increase was inappropriate. Donelon…

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Insurance news from TD Bank shows that USI will acquire U.S. subsidiary

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The brokerage and financial service firm has announced some of the details of the agreement. The latest insurance news from the financial service and brokerage firm, USI Insurance Services, from Briarcliff Manor, New York, is that it has entered into an agreement with TD Bank, N.A., in order to purchase the latter’s wholly owned TD Insurance Inc. U.S. subsidiary. As of yet, the deal’s specific terms have yet to be released. According to USI, the company anticipates that this new acquisition will bring in an additional $58.2 million in revenues…

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Louisiana Citizens Insurance awarded temporary court order concerning $105 million in assets

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Citizens wins court order in long-standing legal battle with policyholders Louisiana’s Citizens Property Insurance, a state-run provider of insurance coverage for homeowners, has won a temporary court order that allows it to retain $105 million in assets that would have gone to policyholders. These policyholders are accusing the company of being late on adjusting claims relating to 2005’s Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Citizens has long argued that adjustments were made appropriately, but this stance did not win the company favor with previous judgments that required the company to pay policyholders.…

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Marsh & McLennan herald turning of property insurance market

Property insurance rates on the rise. Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global risk and insurance services firm, has begun claiming that property insurance rates all over the world are on the rise. The increase in these rates suggests a solidifying of the global market and could be an implication of an improving economy. Marsh notes that consumers are paying more for their insurance coverage due to the high frequency of natural disasters in the past two years. Another factor that is contributing to higher rates the way insurance companies are…

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Texas wildfires wreak havoc on citizens and the insurance industry

Texas is battling a raging wildfire that has broken out in Bastrop, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. The fires have already scorched more than 100,000 acres of land and burned several hundred homes throughout Central Texas. Many communities have been evacuated as no end is currently in sight for the wildfires. The disaster is expected to add to the financial strain bearing down on the nation’s insurance industry, which is already reeling from two costly flooding disasters stemming from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Insurers are estimating that the…

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