State Farm shares affordable wildfire protection tips for home insurance customers

Home insurance - Wildfire Protection Tips

The blazes have become more frequent in recent years and are leading to substantial damage. May is Wildfire Preparedness Month, and in the spirit of this time before the blazes typically start for the year, State Farm has provided homeowners with ways they can help to protect their homes and properties within a limited budget. In 2023, 2.6 million acres were burned by 56,000 wildfires in the US alone Last year, over 4,300 homes and commercial structures were destroyed by wildfires in the US, according to data released by the…

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Allstate’s One Step Forward Two Steps Back in California Home Insurance Market

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In a move that has sent waves across the California home insurance market, Allstate, one of the nation’s leading insurance providers, has hinted at a conditional return to the state’s insurance landscape. This announcement comes amidst a backdrop of increasing challenges faced by homeowners and insurance companies alike, primarily due to the escalating risks of wildfires and other natural catastrophes. How Allstate’s Conditional Return Could Reshape California’s Home Insurance Market Allstate’s potential policy changes signify a critical juncture for California’s home insurance market. The insurer’s reliance on catastrophic modeling to…

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California lawmakers aim to bring insurance companies back again

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Congressional reps from the Bay Area are seeking to draw insurers with legislation changes Congressional representatives in California’s Bay Area are working on legislation that they hope will appeal to home insurance companies and bring them back into the state. California has been bleeding property insurers The new legislation could help insurance companies to decrease their losses by providing property owners with financial incentives to better their emergency preparedness.  Though this might not stop some of the major threats to the area, such as wildfires, it could be beneficial in…

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Thousands of Florida insurance customers lose their home policies

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Just ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season, homeowners are being dropped by their insurers As Atlantic hurricane season approaches, thousands of homeowners have found that their Florida insurance companies are dropping them, as they started receiving letters of non-renewal. ASI-Progressive has been issuing the letters Now, ahead of one of the most high-risk times of the year, Florida insurance customers are being left to look for replacement coverage in time to ensure they won’t be left without a policy. ASI-Progressive made an announcement last year that it intended to drop…

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Louisiana’s Bold Repeal Sets Stage for Insurance Market Overhaul

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In a decisive move, the Louisiana Legislature repealed a longstanding law on Monday, signaling significant changes for homeowner insurance policies across the state. The decision, part of Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple’s ambitious agenda, aims to introduce more competition in the insurance market, potentially providing Louisiana homeowners with options for lower premiums. House Bill 611, pushed by Rep. Gabe Firment, R-Pollock, garnered final approval and now awaits the signature of Gov. Jeff Landry. This bill notably targets Louisiana’s unique three-year rule prohibiting insurers from altering deductibles or discontinuing homeowner policies that…

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