Climate change and severe weather could increase insurance rates for everyone

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Even homeowners who don’t reside in areas struck by recent hurricanes could feel the pinch. Homeowners across America wouldn’t likely be surprised to hear that climate change and the severe weather coming with it could raise insurance rates in areas like Florida and Texas. That said, just because an area wasn’t struck by Harvey or Irma, it doesn’t mean rates won’t rise there, too. Motorists and homeowners throughout many U.S. states will likely watch premiums rise over the next while. Insurance companies are being increasingly affected by climate change. Severe…

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Rising extreme weather risk places property insurance in uncomfortable position

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An increase in severe storms, flooding, wind, wildfires and other disasters are driving claims skyward. Flooding and wildfires are making massive headlines this summer and this extreme weather risk is placing considerable pressure on the property insurance industry. These types of disaster are spiking the number and cost of business and homeowners insurance claims. In fact, the extreme weather risk may have a greater economic toll on the insurance industry than any other industry in the world. Though insurers have been increasingly aware of the threat of climate change with…

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Natural disasters have affected about 1 in 3 American small businesses

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A new app has been developed by Allstate in order to help these companies to prepare for such events. Regardless of how much entrepreneurs would like to deny the truth of the matter, natural disasters do happen, and about one third of U.S. companies are affected by them at some point in their existence. These can come in the form of severe rainstorms, snowstorms, earthquakes, wind, flooding and other catastrophes. When these natural disasters strike, insurance claims are much easier to make when certain basic steps have been taken in…

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Weather improvements ease homeowners insurance rates

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The cost of insuring an Ohio property may stop rising as quickly as it has been due to fewer storms. Over the last few years, Ohio property owners have been watching their homeowners insurance rates climbing upward at a sharp rate, but that may start to slow to a much more moderate increase as the weather has been easing off. The weather has been slightly kinder to Ohio residents and isn’t causing the damage that it had been. In 2014, the rates from the largest homeowners insurance companies in the…

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Insurance claims in Tennessee rise following recent storms

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The state has been experiencing some fierce weather in certain areas, leading to thousands of dollars in damage. This summer has been quite the stormy one, so far, in parts of Tennessee, and along with that weather has come thousands of dollars in property damage which has, in turn, led to a spike in insurance claims. The state is now issuing recommendations for filing those claims, to help consumers and prevent fraud. As the state anticipates that a large number of consumers will be filing insurance claims with their providers…

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Hurricane season prediction model redesigned for the U.S.

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AIR Worldwide has recently announced updates to its model, which now includes a range of new features. The model used by AIR Worldwide, the catastrophe risk modeling firm, for predictions with respect to the hurricane season in the United States, has now been updated to take into account a number of new features and to provide a considerable amount of additional insight. The update to the Hurricane Model for the United States now includes notably more depth and simulations. The updates to the hurricane season forecast model includes a brand…

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Predictions for the 2015 tornado season for the insurance industry and its customers

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The forecast has shown that it is likely that Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas will be hardest hit. As the 2015 tornado season has already started to arrive with a frightening start, many policyholders and the insurance industry, alike, are now looking to forecasts to see what the rest of the year will be like based on the latest weather analyses. Some of the most recent predictions have said that Tornado Alley will need to be on the watch, this year. The predictions from various sources about the 2015 tornado season…

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