Open source insurance policy becomes Lemonade’s new way to stand out

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This unique new form of coverage allows anyone to be able to edit the wording and design. AI-powered insurer, Lemonade, has launched a new open source insurance policy. This represents a first in the world. Lemonade is known for its innovative strategies and is often associated with world’s firsts. The policy is meant to be open to the “wisdom of the crowd” in its writing and creation. The insurance company has launched what it calls Policy 2.0, according to a Lemonade press release. The idea behind this new open source…

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Do you have Christmas present insurance in case the Grinch hits up your tree?

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Insurance companies remind consumers that this is one of the biggest times of the year for home break-ins. Leading insurers across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries around the world are issuing reminders to look into Christmas present insurance. Burglaries spike in November and December in countries where Christmas is celebrated by the majority. In fact, some estimates suggest that there is a 43 percent spike in break-ins during November and December as thieves try to get their hands on expensive gifts. This helps to…

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California wildfire victims worried that they can’t afford to go home

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As the holidays approach, evacuees whose homes were burned are left with little more than uncertainty. Santa Rosa, California wildfire victims are facing a very uncertain future in the aftermath of the blaze. Evacuees whose homes are gone may not be able to afford to return to the same place they used to live. Rents have skyrocketed, with reports of apartments as expensive as $13,000 per month in Santa Rosa. Now, renters and homeowners alike are finding themselves to be common California wildfire victims who don’t know where they will…

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College dorm insurance season has arrived

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Parents and students alike are considering whether they need this additional coverage. College students are preparing to move out of their parents’ homes and dorm insurance is among the considerations many must face. Parents and students alike are looking into the potential risks that could cause a student’s electronics and other possessions to be damaged or stolen. These student residence policies typically cover laptops, mobile devices and other tech as well as other possessions. Many students enjoy the peace of mind offered by dorm insurance because it goes beyond covering…

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State Farm homeowners insurance customers may soon receive a refund

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The same may be said for many renters insurance policyholders in California. State Farm homeowners insurance and renters insurance customers in California may soon be receiving refund payments. The insurer is sending the checks to customers as a result of a decision made by the state Department of Insurance. The California Department of Insurance told State Farm it needed to repay policyholders due to excessive rates. The department deemed the rates charged to State Farm homeowners insurance and renters insurance customers to be excessive. As a result, about 250,000 policyholders…

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Lemonade insurance company heads into California with new license

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The tech-based insurer launched in New York and sells renters and homeowners insurance policies. The new Lemonade insurance company that made a splash in New York when it launched in the second half of 2016 is now stepping into California. This new tech-based insurance startup promises consumers an application process as short as 90 seconds. Moreover, the Lemonade insurance claims payment process can be as quick as 3 minutes, according to the company. The insurer received the necessary approval from the California Department of Insurance for the sale of homeowners…

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$300k renters insurance settlement proves you shouldn’t blowtorch a squirrel

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A woman tried to clean the fur off a dead squirrel with a propane torch and burned down the building. A recent renters insurance settlement case serves as an important caution to anyone who would be inclined to use a blowtorch on a squirrel. A Michigan woman learned this the hard way after she and her boyfriend burned down her apartment complex. The couple had been at the woman’s home when they decided to try to remove a dead squirrel’s fur. The woman’s boyfriend was using the blowtorch to take…

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State Farm Insurance rate reductions are inadequate, billions in fines may follow

California State Farm Insurance Rate Notice of Noncompliance

The California Department of Insurance has issued a notice of noncompliance to the insurer. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered a State Farm insurance rate reduction in December 2016. The Department of Insurance has now issued a noncompliance notice to the insurer for failing to reduce premiums as mandated. The insurance company was ordered to reduce renters and homeowners insurance rates by an average of 7 percent. This State Farm insurance rate decrease would save consumers $84 million over the span of a year. Moreover, the insurance company was also…

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Student insurance policy tips for parents

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It’s back to school shopping time again and pupils are being reminded not to forget the right coverage. As college students head to the back to school sales to make sure they have the right supplies and tech, parents are looking at student insurance policy tips. These are very important as the top crime on American college campuses is theft. Due to the presence of large amounts of technology, burglaries and thefts involve much higher values. At one time, burglaries meant there was a risk to a walkman or possibly…

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Tiny home insurance encourages some renters to buy

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In the debate between renting and becoming a homeowner, the cost of premiums can be a deciding factor. Tiny home insurance is a type of coverage that is growing in popularity. As the cost of land and housing rises in many places, many people have looked to downsize. This trend has only accelerated with the growing popularity of minimalist lifestyles. A tiny house is a term that usually refers to a home that is around 400 to 500 square feet or less. Over the last decade, these very small structures…

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