Nevada bill blocks home insurance companies from discriminating against dog breeds

Home insurance - bill to stop discriminating dog breeds

Pet owners will now be able to choose any breed they want without risk of challenges from their insurers. Dog owners will now face fewer challenges from housing and home insurance companies regardless of the breed of pet they have or want to adopt. Certain breeds or sizes of dog are often not accepted in apartments and affordable housing. Dogs such as German Shepherds, Pit Bulls or even any large breed are commonly not acceptable in apartments or affordable housing. There are also many home insurance companies that will refuse…

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Auto insurance rates will rise in 2022, regardless of COVID-19

Auto insurance rates - Increase 2022

No matter what the pandemic decides to do this year, drivers will be paying more than in 2021. Auto insurance rates were broadly discounted, refunded and otherwise reduced over the last couple of years, starting in 2020 when the pandemic began and sent employees home to work remotely or, in less fortunate cases to be furloughed or laid off. The lack of drivers on roads meant that the risk of crashes decreased, reducing the cost to insure vehicles. As it became clear that it was less costly to insure people’s…

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State Farm launches new ad campaign featuring NBA stars

State Farm - NBA game arena

The campaign included the commercials run during the popular Christmas Day games State Farm launched its new NBA ad campaign, which ran its first commercials during the popular Christmas Day games. It is the next step of the insurer’s Surprisingly Great Rates messaging that was first rolled out during last year’s season. This season, the insurance company is focusing on a new and very specific concept. The idea behind State Farm’s campaign this year is that people usually try to live their lives based on their own assumptions, but that…

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Employer-sponsored health insurance costs jumped this year

Health insurance - Costs - money - stethoscope

The average cost of the coverage per worker rose by the largest amount in 2021 that it has since 2010. The average cost of employer-sponsored health insurance per worker saw its highest annual increase this year that it has since 2010. This occurred as the benefit costs rose faster than inflation and the earnings of the workers themselves. The Mercer 2021 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans showed that there was a 6.3 percent average increase in the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance this year. Employees and their families began…

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Chewy to start selling pet insurance from Trupanion

Pet insurance coverage

The e-commerce company will add various plans to the offerings it sells for furry family members. Chewy has announced that among the products it sells for animal family members, it will now be adding Trupanion pet insurance plans starting in spring 2022. The online retailer’s customer base is 20 million strong and will soon be able to purchase coverage. The pet insurance plans will be sold under the company’s Chewy Health brand, which also includes a range of other types of wellness products. The Chewy Health branded plans will provide…

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AAA Texas releases tips drivers can use to avoid insurance claims

Insurance claims - collision

The recommendations help to avoid crashes in parking lots during the holiday season. AAA Texas has released a wealth of information for drivers in the state who want to avoid insurance claims and the events that cause them. This season sends millions of people to busy parking lots and across cities, states and even the country to visit loved ones. This comes with hazards and risks that can be broadly avoided with the right tips. 20 percent of all collisions occur in parking lots and can require expensive repairs to…

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Iowa makes insurance news for largest industry GDP in the US

Insurance news - Iowa highest GDP in US

The state is home to the headquarters of over 180 insurers and is thriving from this sector. Iowa is making unique insurance news this week as the state has been marked as receiving a higher percentage of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from that industry and the finance industry than any other state. This, according to a recent announcement from Debi Durham, Iowa Economic Development Authority director. With over 180 insurers headquartered in the state, this has become a critical part of its GDP. Iowa’s primary reputation hasn’t necessarily been…

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