Homeowners insurance companies caught overcharging 13 million policyholders

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A new U.K. study has revealed that existing customers often pay considerably more than new ones. New Citizens Advice research demonstrates that up to 13 million U.K. customers are being overcharged by their homeowners insurance companies. Loyal customers and senior citizens are particularly victim to this trend. A very high percentage of homeowners over the age of 65 years have been paying more than new customers. The study revealed that 40 percent of home insurance policyholders over the age of 65 years and who have had their policy for over…

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Flood Re could provide affordable flood insurance in the United Kingdom

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UK homeowners may be able to find inexpensive policies through new government program The United Kingdom’s new flood insurance program, called Flood Re, may be able to help homeowners in high-risk flood regions acquire the coverage they need affordably. The program is designed to ensure that homeowners have effective insurance protection against floods. Currently, many homeowners are paying massive insurance premiums for their flood coverage. The UK government intends to resolve this issue with the new insurance program, which aims to provide consumers with lower premiums. Floods can cause severe…

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Chubb bundles cyber bullying coverage with its homeowners insurance policies

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Chubb is now offering coverage for cyber bullying Insurer Chubb Limited has announced that it will be adding cyber bullying to its homeowners insurance policies. These policies will cover several costs, including those associated with mental health treatment, legal expenses, and lost wages. For many, cyber bullying is a very real issue that can cause significant trauma. Since the advent of the Internet, those with malicious intent have targeted various types of people, some doing so for the sake of entertainment. Chubb intends to provide these people with some degree…

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Flood insurance program attracts criticism in the UK

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Flood Re may be three times more expensive than the benefits it offers Flood insurance is becoming a costly issue for homeowners in the United Kingdom. Flood Re, an insurance initiatives designed by the UK government and the Association of British Insurers, may be a costly burden on homeowners that want to protect their properties. According to the Committee of Climate Change, Flood Re will cost three times more than the benefits that it will provide to consumers. This could mean that many homeowners will be uninterested in purchasing flood…

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UK homeowners insurance market may see its profitability streak end in 2015

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Natural disasters are taking a heavy toll on homeowners insurance companies in the United Kingdom The cost of homeowners insurance may be falling in the United Kingdom, and this could be bad news for insurance companies. Insurers in the UK have been profitable since 2007, but increasingly frequent natural disasters, particularly floods, are beginning to place insurance companies under significant financial pressure. In 2007, floods alone cost the insurance industry more than $1.5 billion in losses. By next year, the costs that insurance companies see are expected to surpass the…

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Homeowners insurance data collected by prisoners in UK

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Inmates are currently being paid for the collection of information on behalf of home insurers. A controversial new homeowners insurance data collection program has been launched at Oakwood Prison in the United Kingdom, which employs prisoners with the task of obtaining information from property owners on behalf of their insurers. This program, if successful, may be considerably expanded over time to the point that it goes nationwide. The Ministry of Justice recently announced that the prisoners will be paid in order to collect the homeowners insurance information. This program has…

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Homeowners insurance premiums expected to skyrocket in some U.K. regions

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The price of coverage is expected to soar in areas where floods are known to occur. Properties that are located in areas that are at risk of flooding in Scotland could soon be facing a considerable increase in the cost of their homeowners insurance now that a deal that had been in place to guarantee affordable protection is nearing its expiration date. Homes impacted by the winter floods, recently, or that are located in areas of increased risk are being cautioned. The next time that homeowners insurance policies are renewed…

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