State Farm will no longer sell home insurance in wildfire-prone California

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The giant has announced that it is leaving the state’s homeowners’ market due to high risk and construction costs. State Farm has announced that due to spiking wildfire risks and construction costs, it is leaving selling in California’s home insurance market altogether. The insurer is stopping new sales of the coverage in the state, which it says has become too expensive. State Farm issued an official media release to announce its withdrawal from the home insurance market in California. It stopped accepting business and personal applications on May 27. That…

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Boat insurance companies release hurricane season preparedness tips

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The Atlantic hurricane season starts in June and insurers want watercraft owners to keep their property safe. As boating season begins, hurricane season is also approaching, so boat insurance companies are issuing reminders to owners to make some simple changes to protect their property. Many of the tips are straightforward and should be a part of annual maintenance for watercraft. Though it is difficult to predict whether there will be an active season for hurricanes and tropical storms, it is always a good idea to take the right steps to…

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Oregon is looking into a universal health care plan

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The state is considering the creation of a nine-member board that would be responsible for its development. In Oregon, a panel of lawmakers recently received two days of public testimony at its Capitol in Salem regarding a proposed nine-member governance board that would be responsible for developing a universal health care plan to provide coverage for everyone in the state. The governance board under Senate Bill 704 would develop a single-payer system for the coverage. Under Senate Bill 704, the nine-member board would be responsible for the creation of a…

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State Farm’s top location for frozen pipe damage isn’t where you’d think

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The insurer has released a list of the top states where water pipes have burst from cold. State Farm has released a list of the top ten states for frozen pipe damage and winter water losses for 2022, and the location at the top of the list might surprise you. Texas was, by quite a large amount, the most expensive state for such damages. Texas claim costs of this nature through State Farm reached approximately $64 million in 2022. As high as the frozen pipe costs were in Texas last…

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Insurance companies want consumers to do these things every day

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The holiday season comes with many common risks and insurers are hoping policyholders will avoid them. Insurance companies see a spike in homeowners insurance claims throughout the month of December every year, but this year, they’re hoping to give a heads up to policyholders to save money for everyone. The more claims are filed, the more expensive it is to provide coverage and rates may rise. Claims are expensive not only for insurance companies but also for policyholders when they occur regularly enough. After all, the more expensive it is…

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State Farm will power Illinois corporate facilities with renewable energy

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The insurer has signed an agreement with Constellation to purchase the green electricity. Insurance company State Farm recently announced that they have signed a new agreement with one of the leading power and natural gas suppliers in the United States, Constellation, to power the Illinois corporate facilities with renewable energy. The energy strategy is a component of the insurance company’s broader decarbonization effort. State Farm has been making a number of environmental impact commitments lately, and this renewable energy agreement is among the latest steps it has taken. The agreement…

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Nature Conservancy purchases an insurance policy to cover Hawaii’s coral reefs

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The nonprofit is the first organization to obtain coverage for the coral’s repair following coastal storms. Coastal storms in Hawaii have been damaging already threatened coral reefs and the Nature Conservancy nonprofit has now purchased an insurance policy to repair that damage. State officials cannot afford to implement the repairs that the coverage will pay the nonprofit to do. This first-of-its-kind insurance policy approach to climate change is an effort to obtain the necessary funding to help the coral reefs in Hawaii to keep up with the worsening storms. This…

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