Insurance Information Institute reveals winter-related payouts from 2015

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American insurers paid policyholders $2.9 billion for damage related to winter weather. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) has released its data with regards to the payments made by insurers in the United States for claims relating to winter weather, and what they’ve said is that those payouts reached a total of about $2.9 billion, last year. That said, despite those winter-related payments, the I.I.I. says insurance companies are still financially strong. Despite the payments the insurers faced in the U.S., the Insurance Information Institute explained that those companies will still…

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Do you have an external battery charger in your winter readiness kit?

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The time to prepare for storms has already arrived and many people haven’t yet taken important steps. When it comes to preparations for winter storms, the time has already arrived, but many homeowners have yet to juice up their emergency external battery charger, trim their trees and service their various types of equipment. Waiting until the last moment is one of the best ways to increase the risk of damage to a property. Most insurance companies recommend that preparations for winter storms start with the beginning of the fall season.…

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Insurance industry is seeing a hugely costly winter

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Some have said that this will be among the 5 most expensive winters in over 30 years. The Insurance Information Institute has now released its predictions about the costs associated with this last winter for the insurance industry, and has determined that the payments resulting from storms have now reached over $1.5 billion. As this week has shown in many parts of the country, the snowstorms aren’t done for the year. Now, the Verisk Analytics Property Claims Services firm has estimated that there were already about 175,000 claims paid to…

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Oregon Insurance Division urges consumers to be cautious during the winter

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Winter storms take their toll on Oregon Winter storms have been causing problems for homeowners and drivers recently. The U.S. has fallen victim to what is being called a “polar vortex.” This natural phenomenon has lead to freezing temperatures throughout the U.S. and significant snowfall in many parts of the country. States that do not typically see heavy snowfall, such as Georgia, have suffered from the impact of the polar vortex has snowfall causes damage to properties and creates dangerous driving conditions. In Oregon, state officials are issuing warnings when…

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