Gov DeSantis says ‘significant reforms’ coming to Florida home insurance

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Another insurer has dropped 64,000 policies, sending the state into an even worse condition. With only a week and a half left until the Atlantic hurricane season begins, the Florida home insurance crisis has achieved urgent status. Property owners across the state have been scrambling to obtain the coverage they require. Even worse, in a market already bleeding policies and insurers, FedNat Insurance Company and its sister companies have dropped over 68,000 Florida home insurance policies. This insurance news has arrived just as the special legislative session has been scheduled…

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California health insurance can help people find housing in the state

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A new experimental plan has been rolled out through Medi-Cal for added support to plan members. A new experimental California health insurance program has been launched to help ease the massive homelessness crisis occurring across the state. The idea is that state residents will be able to obtain housing assistance through their coverage. The program is called CalAIM. It is a unique, experimental California health insurance program that brings healthcare together with housing across the state for the first time. This new strategy allows certain Medi-Cal recipients that are at…

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Lying on car insurance applications is common in the hopes of saving money

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Research shows that Americans regularly lie on the details they submit to their insurers. Americans will often lie on their car insurance applications in the hopes of saving money, according to a Finder.com study. The data from the study showed that 35.8 million Americans fudge their details to get lower rates. The study determined that the 35.8 million people across the country lie on their applications to try to lower the car insurance premiums they must pay. Moreover, the number is considerably higher than what it was in 2020, when…

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Homeowners insurance companies impacted by late home buying trend from Millennials

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The change in trends between generations is leading to challenges for coverage providers. The results of new research have found that Millennials and the youngest of the Gen X generation have experienced substantial delays in buying homes, and this trend is affecting homeowners insurance companies. This trend has been made only worse by the trends in out-of-state migration from those same generations. Those trends toward migrations out of state are driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. That behavior is posing a risk to homeowners insurance companies. These, among other…

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Auto insurance company points to vehicle mileage for fraud detection

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State Farm underscored the importance of spotting odometer fraud when purchasing a used car. Although the majority of vehicle fraud headlines point to the theft of catalytic converters, but the State Farm auto insurance company showed that odometer fraud is also an important issue to keep in mind. Though this type of fraud is tougher to spot, there are a number of strategies that can be used to find it. State Farm published a news release to help people to spot odometer tampering while considering a used vehicle for purchase.…

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Florida has second most expensive auto insurance in the country

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Drivers in the state spend a larger portion of their income on coverage than most other Americans. Florida auto insurance customers are paying more for their car coverage than nearly any other drivers in the United States. To keep their coverage, Floridian motorists must send more of their paychecks to pay their premiums. This, according to the data published in a new Bankrate.com report, suggests that Sunshine State residents are paying more of their income for their auto insurance than other drivers across the country. In fact, an average of…

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California Assemblymember Levine’s wildfire budget aims to reduce insurance premiums

Insurance premiums - Reduce costs - wildfires

Levine has called for $10 billion to boost defensible space and reduce the cost of coverage. California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) has announced a $10 billion budget request as Governor Newsome readies for the May budget revision. The revision is expected to show surplus funds that could potentially be greater than $68 billion. Levine wants half of the $10 billion wildfire risk budget to be aimed at home hardening strategy implementation in areas of high wildfire risk. He is also seeking to ensure that insurance premiums can be reduced,…

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