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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Allianz reports spike in ship insurance claims from Black Sea region

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The high-risk area has caused global insurers to see more filings and it’s expected to continue. A recent Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report shows that ship insurance claims are on the rise and are only expected to continue rising due to the Russian war in Ukraine. The claims are expected to increase due to damaged and lost vessels as the conflict enters sea lanes. By the time of the writing of this article, there had already been two people killed and six merchant vessels struck by projectiles in…

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Health insurance expansion headed to Oregon and Kentucky

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The states have dug into a little-used Affordable Care Act policy to help close coverage gap. Kentucky and Oregon have grabbed hold of a little-used Affordable Care Act provision that will make it possible to create a health insurance plan for people with household incomes too high to qualify for the Medicaid programs in their states. The Obama-era policy makes it possible to create the new plan with the support of federal funds. Oregon and Kentucky are hoping that the introduction of these new health insurance plans through the application…

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Florida property insurance special session set to tackle crisis

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Governor Ron DeSantis is calling lawmakers back in May to take on the market’s critical health. State Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he will be calling a special Florida property insurance session in May, bringing lawmakers back to work to try to repair the worst components of the crisis. Atlantic Hurricane Season is rapidly approaching and the homeowners policy market is in a critical state. With Atlantic Hurricane Season about to start on June 1, the governor is holding a special legislative session in May to take on the…

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DeSantis calls special session for Florida property insurance

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Many have called the state’s current situation a crisis as insurers fold and withdraw coverage. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he is calling a special legislature session to address the widespread property insurance struggles faced in the state. The Republican state governor said that the special session will be taking place in May. DeSantis said that the special legislative session will occur in May. Its primary focus will be on the “reform of the property insurance market” and may also focus on a number of other topics. He…

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Insurance commissioners establish new climate risk reporting for insurers

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NAIC announced that 15 states have adopted a new way for these risks to be reported. The spring meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in Kansas City, Missouri, came with an announcement that 15 regulators have adopted a new standard for insurers to use to report risks related to climate change. The bipartisan initiative was led by California’s Ricardo Lara and Florida’s David Altmaier. This initiative led by the California and Florida insurance commissioners complemented the Internal Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The standard of…

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State Farm boat insurance claims frequently involve small objects

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Striking things under the surface of the water are leading to a rising amount of damage. State Farm recently released boat insurance data showing that striking floating or submerged objects are the leading cause of claims for the last five years. The insurer also released recommendations to help watercraft owners to avoid costly damage. While boat insurance is vital to have in case damage happens, what’s even better than having adequate coverage is not having to make a claim in the first place. State Farm is hoping that watercraft owners…

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