Auto insurance premiums to climb by double digits again in 2023

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The cost of insuring a vehicle in the United States is rapidly rising due to several factors. If there’s anything Americans are getting used to seeing at the moment, it’s increases in their auto insurance premiums. Looking back at the trends from 2022 and looking forward to what is expected in 2023 has meant considerably higher costs associated with insuring a new or used vehicle. This year has seen the largest rate increases recorded in the United States since 2019. As was recently reported by Live Insurance News, there have…

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State Farm insurance company sues Amazon over patent infringement

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According to the insurer, the online marketplace willfully infringed on patented tech. The State Farm insurance company has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the ecommerce giant of having “willfully infringed” on State Farm patented technology at the core of Elder Care Technology in order to offer a competing product. The insurer filed the lawsuit against Amazon and affiliated companies for patent infringement. The insurance company’s lawsuit has to do with the tech innovations incorporated into the Sundial product. This represents the first time the insurer has ever filed a…

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Federal health insurance marketplace gives preview of Open Enrollment offerings

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The Biden-Harris Administration is allowing for some window-shopping for US consumers. The 10th Open Enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace will begin tomorrow, but US consumers can check out what will be available early, with window shopping for plan choice, affordability and quality. The federal exchange officially starts accepting enrollments tomorrow, but today you can have a look. Consumers can head to the health insurance marketplace to preview the options available to them and to consider which coverage best suits their needs and where they can save money. The…

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Florida to pay up to $5M in insurance deductibles for hurricane victims

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Low- and moderate-income families most affected by Hurricane Ian may qualify for this support. The Florida Housing Finance Corporation is offering $5 million to help pay the insurance deductibles of low- and moderate-income victims of Hurricane Ian, announced Governor Ron DeSantis. The money is meant to help those families to cover the out-of-pocket portion of their home coverage. The corporation functions as the housing finance agency in the state and receives funding from the state for the SHIP program (State Housing Initiatives Partnership). There is $5 million reserved for use…

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Life insurance customer satisfaction drops as pandemic fears ease

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JD Power survey shows that that annuity customer satisfaction has also dropped for the same reason. Individual life insurance and annuity products have arrived at a customer engagement problem according to a recent JD Power study. The research showed that customer satisfaction with those products drops rapidly after purchase. The JD Power 2022 US Individual Life Insurance Study and the JD Power 2022 US Individual Annuity Study were both released last week and showed that customer satisfaction with both those products begins to drop quite quickly after their purchase. This…

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Hurricane Ian leaves an estimated $17 billion in uninsured damages behind

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Initial estimates from the storm’s destruction are now being released, and much of it is not covered. Homeowners in Florida and other states along Hurricane Ian’s path could face uninsured losses as high as $17 billion due to flooding damage, according to new estimates released by CoreLogic. The estimates show that damages not covered by insurance will be between $10 billion and $17 billion. The uninsured losses from Hurricane Ian are expected to be nearly the same as what the covered losses are predicted to be, which is somewhere in…

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Hurricane Ian places more strain on Florida’s insurance crisis

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Last week’s massive storm could prove to be among the most expensive in the country’s history. It remains too early to know precisely how much damage Hurricane Ian left behind as measured in dollars, but experts from Enki Research expect that the massive storm will likely have caused between $30 billion and $60 billion in damages and economic losses. The storm struck the west coast of Florida at 150 miles per hour and smashed its way through the state. The insurance industry currently predicts that it will face losses of…

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