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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Homeowners insurance premiums to fall in Louisiana

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Citizens Property Insurance is making cuts to homeowners insurance premiums Louisiana’s Citizens Property Insurance has announced that it will be lowering homeowners insurance premiums beginning on June 30. The state-run agency’s board of directors voted to approve rate reductions, which may reduce the financial pressure of homeowners with coverage through the state. Citizens Property Insurance notes that the driving factor behind rate reductions is the falling cost of reinsurance. This year, the cost of the agency’s reinsurance coverage is expected to fall by as much as 5%. Average cost of…

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Homeowners insurance premiums may grow in Texas due to natural disasters

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2015 has been filled with natural disasters, placing pressure on Texas insurers This has been a troublesome year for many homeowners in the United States when it comes to natural disasters. In Texas, powerful storms have left many homeowners with damaged properties and the storms may have a significant impact on homeowners insurance overall. Insurers are expected to experience financial losses due to the high number of claims that have received as a result of the storms in Texas and this may lead to higher insurance premiums in 2016. Hail…

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Work group seeks to resolve problems with Alabama’s homeowners insurance market

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Alabama continues to struggle with the impact of Hurricane Katrina Many homeowners in Alabama are still struggling to recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina, some 10 years after the disaster struck. These consumers are facing higher homeowners insurance premiums, as insurers have had to raise rates in order to recover from financial losses associated with Hurricane Katrina. In order to resolve this issue, a new organization has been formed that will seek out a solution to costly homeowners insurance coverage for those living in coastal communities. New work group…

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Homeowners insurance rates on the rise in Florida

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Citizens Property Insurance to raise rates in South Florida and elsewhere Water damage claims are becoming more common in South Florida, which is leading to an increase in homeowners insurance rates in the region. Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance had intended to reduce rates for homeowners in South Florida, but water damage claims have become more plentiful and more costly. Most of the state’s water damage claims originate from South Florida, which is no surprise considering the region’s proximity to the ocean and the storms it is exposed to. Rates had…

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Millennials are unsatisfied with interaction with homeowners insurance companies

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Insurers are having trouble interacting with Millennials Homeowners insurance companies may be failing to meet consumer expectations when it comes to interaction, according to a new study released by J.D. Power, a global marketing research and information services firm. The study highlights “Gen Y” consumers, typically referred to a Millennials, as having the lowest satisfaction with insurers and their ability to interact with consumers. This demographic typically represents those born in the early 1980s and early 2000s and these people are becoming first-time homeowners and have high expectations of the…

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Federal agency is slow to act on controversial homeowners insurance coverage

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Federal Housing Finance Agency has not taken action on force-placed insurance The Federal Housing Finance Agency has pledged to make changes to a controversial type of homeowners insurance coverage, but has yet to actually take any action on the matter. The agency’s director told the Senate Banking Committee this week that the agency was making progress in addressing the issue of force-placed insurance, but none of the agency’s plans have gone into effect yet. Force-placed insurance has become a controversial topic in the U.S., with many consumers and state officials…

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