Federal Inquiry into Florida’s Homeowners Insurance Crisis: Causes and Solutions

Florida Insurance Crisis

How bad is Florida’s homeowners insurance crisis? The federal government wants to know. Lawmakers dove into that question to gain a greater understanding and explore the growing insurance problems across the country. But amidst the challenges, there are actionable solutions for homeowners. Many are feeling the brunt of rising insurance premiums, so much so that people are shying away from buying a home in Florida after learning that there’s no escaping the insurance problems. Weather disasters are becoming more and more prevalent, even in previously safe areas like Tallahassee. However,…

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State Farm is keeping some California home insurance customers after all

Home Insurance California covered by State Farm

Still, the coverage that they will be receiving won’t be the same as what they’re used to State Farm has announced that it will be making it possible for some California home insurance customers to renew their policies, after having previously announced that it would no longer be selling or renewing property coverage in the state. That said, there is an important change to the coverage it will be providing While this does mean that homeowners will be able to keep their home insurance coverage, they should be aware that…

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North Carolina property owners to see dwelling insurance rate spike by 8 percent

Dwelling Insurance - North Carolina - 8 percent increase

Commissioner Mike Causey announced the average rate increase across the state. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced that following negotiations with the dwelling insurance market, there will be an average 8 percent rate increase across the state. The increase is substantially lower than what was requested The North Carolina Rate Bureau had been seeking an average increase to dwelling insurance rates of 50.6 percent.  That means that following negotiations, it was reduced by 42.6 percent to arrive at the average that will be implemented in the state. This…

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Could home insurance companies justify canceling policies with drone footage?

Home insurance - Drone - Cancelled

Insurers in Florida are being accused of using aerial photos as evidence to cut people’s coverage Home insurance is already hard for many homeowners to find in Florida, as the state is currently suffering from a coverage crisis in that sector.  Now media reports are popping up stating that insurers are using aerial footage collected by drones to justify cancelling a property’s coverage or declining to renew it. Reports are appearing that policyholders are receiving warnings from insurers A recent WFTV report showed that some home insurance customers have obtained…

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Could Percentage Deductibles Save a Badly Beaten Property Casualty Market?

homeowners insurance percentage deductible

This pivotal question probes whether the shift to percentage deductibles could revitalize a property casualty market suffering from severe strain. The answer hinges on multiple facets that influence the stability and attractiveness of the insurance market. Understanding Percentage Deductibles Percentage deductibles are calculated as a percentage of the insured value of the property, rather than a fixed dollar amount. For instance, if your home is insured for $300,000 and you have a 2% deductible, you would be responsible for $6,000 in the event of a claim. This approach is commonly…

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