The 2021 average annual cost of health insurance for Americans will fall by 1.59 percent

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According to a recent study, the average yearly premiums to be paid across the US will be $5,952. As Americans look to their 2021 coverage options, a recent ValuePenguin study shows that the average annual cost of health insurance will be falling. The amount individual households will pay will vary from one state and one home to the next. The study showed that Americans, on average across the country, will be paying nearly $500 per month for their plans. The annual cost of health insurance as a national average was…

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Asbestos: The Silent Killer in Older Homes

Asbestos in older homes

Homes built before the 1980s may contain a substance that has been called the “silent killer.” Asbestos, a natural mineral that contains tiny fibers, may be included in some of the materials used to build your home more than 30 years ago. Unfortunately, many homeowners are now starting do-it-yourself projects that could involve knocking down walls, tearing out floor tiles, or upgrading plumbing without realizing they may be endangering themselves and their families. Why Was Asbestos Used? Asbestos became very popular during the Industrial Era, when its fire-retardant properties were…

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Common Questions Small Business Owners Have About Insurance

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As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. While some tasks and obligations can take the back burner for the time being, others require immediate or constant attention. Ensuring you have sufficient insurance coverage is one of those responsibilities that can’t be neglected for any period of time. As a business owner, you should understand your state’s legal insurance requirements, your industry’s associated risks, and which insurance forms you need to address these liabilities. Properly insuring a company may seem daunting to new business owners, but…

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State farm fire prevention project tests electrical wiring sensors for problems

State Farm fire prevention - wires in walls

The insurance company is sending homeowners sensors in a pilot testing for electrical defects. A new State Farm fire prevention program pilot has launched. It will use sensors to detect electrical wiring hazards in 40,000 homes in California, Texas, and Arizona. The goal is to provide consumers with a way to prevent electrical wiring fires and measure savings. The State Farm fire prevention pilot will send the sensors to the homeowners to measure customer acceptance and potential savings if the program were to be broadened. The insurer’s vice president and…

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The Allstate Corporation boosts support to business ownership diversity

Allstate Corporation - Diversity and Equality in Business

The insurance company has focused on a corporate bond offering comprised exclusively of MWVBEs. The Allstate Corporation recently priced $1.2 billion of 5-year and 10-year senior notes via a syndicate comprised of exclusively minority-, women-, and veteran-owned business enterprises (MWVBEs). The insurance company’s move represents a first of its kind bond offering of this size. The Allstate Corporation’s bond offering is the first of this size with exclusive management by MWVBEs. It represents a substantial step in underscoring the insurance company’s focus on diversity and equality. “It is time to…

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Travel insurance coverage purchasing is on the rise among Americans

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A Generali Global Assistance survey says 51 percent are now buying these policies. Generali Global Assistance (GGA) published its travel insurance coverage survey finds, showing that Americans are purchasing these policies more often when they head away from home. This, according to the Holiday/2021 Travel Sentiment Survey held from October 26 to November 5. The GGA travel insurance coverage survey involved the participation of 1,138 travelers in the United States. It asked about their upcoming plans and preferences for heading away. The findings showed that 74 percent who said that…

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How a Business’s Insurance Can Cover a Personal Injury Lawsuit

business insurance what you need to know and how to

When you start a business, you’re probably very excited about it. Maybe you’ve had this idea for years, and you’re only now beginning to get it off the ground. Your family is behind you, encouraging you. You’ll need to do things like secure a bank or credit union loan, or find investors. You’ll need to hire employees and set up your supply chain. You may need to hire social media managers, marketing managers, etc. You’re hoping the business succeeds, but there’s one area you should never neglect as you’re getting…

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