Allstate warns policyholders of home break ins spike at this time of year

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The insurance company is reminding its customers to be vigilant throughout December. December is often the month with days in which there is most likely to be home break ins, according to a reminder from Allstate Insurance. In Texas, for example, the first of the month is traditionally the busiest for burglars breaking into houses and apartments. According to the insurer, this trend has been ongoing, driven by a rise in holiday shopping. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and sometimes Cyber Monday falling on or before December 1, that day has…

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Jewelry insurance appeals to diamonds and heirlooms

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Expensive rings, necklaces, earrings, watches, bracelets and other items need separate coverage. Engagement rings, great-grandmother’s necklace and other expensive items can benefit from jewelry insurance coverage. Their coverage under homeowners or renters policies is very limited. Often, there is inadequate protection offered for the full value of a high-value piece. Renters and homeowners policies offer protection but only up to a certain limit for all pieces. Homeowners and renters insurance policies will usually limit jewelry coverage at around $1,000 to $5,000. However when it comes to more expensive pieces, this…

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Do you have Christmas present insurance in case the Grinch hits up your tree?

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Insurance companies remind consumers that this is one of the biggest times of the year for home break-ins. Leading insurers across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries around the world are issuing reminders to look into Christmas present insurance. Burglaries spike in November and December in countries where Christmas is celebrated by the majority. In fact, some estimates suggest that there is a 43 percent spike in break-ins during November and December as thieves try to get their hands on expensive gifts. This helps to…

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Lemonade insurance company heads into California with new license

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The tech-based insurer launched in New York and sells renters and homeowners insurance policies. The new Lemonade insurance company that made a splash in New York when it launched in the second half of 2016 is now stepping into California. This new tech-based insurance startup promises consumers an application process as short as 90 seconds. Moreover, the Lemonade insurance claims payment process can be as quick as 3 minutes, according to the company. The insurer received the necessary approval from the California Department of Insurance for the sale of homeowners…

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$300k renters insurance settlement proves you shouldn’t blowtorch a squirrel

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A woman tried to clean the fur off a dead squirrel with a propane torch and burned down the building. A recent renters insurance settlement case serves as an important caution to anyone who would be inclined to use a blowtorch on a squirrel. A Michigan woman learned this the hard way after she and her boyfriend burned down her apartment complex. The couple had been at the woman’s home when they decided to try to remove a dead squirrel’s fur. The woman’s boyfriend was using the blowtorch to take…

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Student insurance policy tips for parents

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It’s back to school shopping time again and pupils are being reminded not to forget the right coverage. As college students head to the back to school sales to make sure they have the right supplies and tech, parents are looking at student insurance policy tips. These are very important as the top crime on American college campuses is theft. Due to the presence of large amounts of technology, burglaries and thefts involve much higher values. At one time, burglaries meant there was a risk to a walkman or possibly…

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Renters insurance is among the top recommendations for college students

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Once again, this year, students heading off to college are being advised to make sure a policy is in place. College students that head out to live on their own for the first time can sometimes find it difficult to believe that the worst can, in fact, happen, and that their possessions can be the victim of those disasters, so they are being reminded to purchase renters insurance in order to protect themselves against those potential losses. There are many responsibilities that these students face, but protecting themselves from losses…

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