As floodwaters rise in California, flood insurance covers few homeowners

Flood insurance - Home near rising waters

Rainstorms have been soaking the state, placing property owners at risk of uncovered water damage. Throughout the entire state of California, only about 230,000 homes and other properties are covered by flood insurance policies. This coverage is not included in standard home policies, leaving Californians vulnerable. Therefore, only about 2 percent of California properties have flood insurance coverage against rising waters from storms such as those that have been soaking the state in recent weeks. For most of the properties that are covered, the federal government is the insurer. About…

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Louisiana home insurance special session called by Governor John Bel Edwards

Home insurance - Government

The governor is hoping this special legislative session will set the state up to overcome its crisis. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has called a special session of the state Legislature to take control over the home insurance crisis. The session is slated to start on January 30 and will continue until no later than February 5. The governor’s move aligns with Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s statement made to a key legislative committee last Friday, when he said that a special session will be critical to overcoming the property and…

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Does auto insurance cover damage caused by potholes?

Auto insurance - car driving toward potholes

This time of the year is notorious for wreaking havoc on pavement, which can be damaging to vehicles. The weather across many parts of the country has reached the point when potholes are becoming a growing problem, and auto insurance companies are preparing for claims from drivers with damaged vehicles. Potholes often happen when cracks in pavement fill with water, which then freezes and expands. According to a recent report from State Farm, the first months of every year are the time in which potholes become more prominent. The temperature…

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Life insurance experience differs among states due to health records

Life Insurance - Heart

Health trends in states across the country help to determine a consumer’s experience with coverage. The majority of people can’t say that they have absolutely flawless health and healthy lifestyles, and this impacts their overall experience shopping for life insurance policies. Across the United States, 4 out of every 10 adults have a minimum of two chronic illnesses. That said, some states across the countries have better wellness statistics than others, mainly due to two primary issues, the prevalence of unhealthy lifestyles and of substance abuse. This can have an…

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Louisiana faces home insurance “crisis” as more companies leave

Home insurance - Crisis - Rocks

Over 20 insurers have exited the state or have gone bankrupt within the last two years. Thousands of Louisiana residents are struggling to find affordable home insurance coverage as insurers continue to leave the state following years of catastrophic storms. The storms have been increasing in both frequency and intensity, leaving expensive damage behind. Louisiana has been the center of the destruction and devastation left behind by several major storms in recent years. As a result, the cost of doing business in the state has been skyrocketing for home insurance…

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Regulator lets insurance companies buy green bonds as infrastructure investments

Insurance Companies - Invest

India’s top industry authority will classify the purchases as an investment into domestic infrastructure. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has announced that insurance companies will be permitted to treat their sovereign green bond purchases as the equivalent to making infrastructure investments. The regulator recently released the decision in a circular, including its purpose for making it. In the circular, the regulator said that it made the decision to allow insurance companies to categorize their green bond purchases this way for the purpose of “de-concentration and diversification” of…

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Worldwide aerospace insurance renewals season could bring change

Aerospace insurance

The industry is facing an opportunity to look again at pricing, policy conditions and retention levels. This year’s aerospace insurance and reinsurance renewal season is arriving and is providing the opportunity to make changes for more favorable retention and pricing levels as well as policy conditions, said reinsurance broker Gallagher analysts. The global market is facing several a number of changes and renewal season is an opportunity to adapt. The aerospace insurance and reinsurance renewal season can open the door to adapt is a way that will allow insurers and…

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