Allstate and State Farm take on tens of thousands of Texas storm claims

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The insurers have deployed claim centers and technology to support affected policyholders. As Texas storm claims come rolling in by the tens of thousands, insurance giants like Allstate and State Farm have deployed staff and technology to meet policyholder needs. Allstate has deployed six mobile claim centers into the areas most heavily affected by the storms. The six Allstate mobile centers have been deployed for Texas storm claims in the areas most heavily affected in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Austin. Each of them has carefully included COVID-19 safety measures.…

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State Farm runs Red Cross donation matching until Friday

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The insurer is dollar-for-dollar matching donations January 11 to 15 to a limit of $100,000. State Farm has announced that it is running a Red Cross donation matching campaign for the length of this week, ending on January 15, 2021. The insurer chose to focus on helping this charity following an extremely difficult year for fundraising. The pandemic has made life very difficult and while businesses of many forms struggle, charities have found it exceptionally challenging to bring in the donations they need, as many types of traditional fundraising became…

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A State Farm car insurance rate increase coming to 8 states

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Over the summer, the insurer issued decreases since people weren’t driving as much in the pandemic. Drivers in at least 8 states may see a State Farm car insurance rate increase, according to recent filings the insurer made with state regulators. These higher premiums will follow months of decreases due to reduced miles driven. Over the summer, State Farm cut its auto policy rates across many states in the US to reflect the lower risk of coverage due to the pandemic. When the COVID-19 crisis struck, lockdowns, workers staying at…

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Gainsco insurance company to be acquired by State Farm

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The acquisition is reported to be for $400 million, according to a news release last week. State Farm and the Dallas-based Gainsco insurance company have come to an agreement in which the former will be acquiring the latter for $400 million. The 98-year-old industry giant has never acquired another insurer in its entire history. The deal will have State Farm purchasing all of the Gainsco insurance company’s stock. The acquired insurer will continue its operation as a separate business. However, in time, the two companies will start the process of…

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State Farm car insurance claims fall by as much as 50 percent in some states

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The largest auto insurer in the country has been reducing its rates in response to the trend. State Farm car insurance rates have been reducing across the country due to the trends relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the insurer’s latest data has made it clear why it has been willing and able to make these reductions. Since the pandemic crisis began, the number of miles driven by Americans has plummeted. As a result, there have been far fewer State Farm car insurance claims, meaning the coverage is more…

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State Farm Life Insurance must pay $34M class-action plaintiffs, federal appeals court

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The 8th US Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling that policyholders in Missouri must be repaid. State Farm Life Insurance must repay Missouri policyholders more than $34 million for having charged them undisclosed fees, ruled the 8th US Court of Appeals. The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 25,000 policyholders back in 2016. The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit were people who had purchased policies from State Farm Life Insurance between 1994 and 2004. The lawsuit alleged that the insurer’s policy premiums were said to be…

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State Farm pet insurance launched for dogs and cats through Trupanion

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The coverage will protect animal owners against many veterinary costs for their furry family members. State Farm pet insurance has been launched through a partnership with Trupanion to provide animal owners with the opportunity to purchase medical coverage for their fuzzy friends. Dogs and cats are regularly considered to be non-human family members, but veterinary care is expensive. As Americans become increasingly attached to their pets, the world of veterinary medicine has skyrocketed forward. Animal owners demand the type of medical care they would otherwise expect for their human family…

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