Insurance Exodus Update: Why Iowa is Losing Its Insurers Now

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The recent departure of multiple insurance companies from Iowa’s homeowners’ market has sent shockwaves through the state. The New York Times reported that insurers are pulling out due to severe financial losses driven by unprecedented weather patterns. This move raises significant concerns for homeowners and demands a closer look at what has led to this exodus. The Insurance Turmoil Caused by Climate Change The insurance turmoil caused by climate change — which had been concentrated in Florida, California, and Louisiana — is fast becoming a contagion, spreading to states such…

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CSU Predicts Intense 2024 Hurricane Season: Impact on Florida Insurance

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In a recent release by Colorado State University, the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season is projected to be exceptionally aggressive. Experts are forecasting 23 named storms, setting it significantly above the 30-year average of 14.4, and foreseeing five major hurricanes, surpassing the average of 3.2. Season Start and Its Implications The hurricane season, beginning on June 1, aligns precisely with the reinsurance renewals period in Florida, casting uncertainty over the potential ramifications on reinsurance rates in the region. This timing has sparked an industry-wide discussion on how the forecast could shape…

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Florida Leaders Champion Bill to Slash Homeowner Insurance Costs by 25%

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Amid escalating homeowner insurance rates, a glimmer of hope emerges from South Florida as two political figures spearhead a legislative initiative aimed at significantly reducing these financial burdens on homeowners. The proposed congressional bill sets its sights on a 25% cut in property insurance costs nationwide, promising particularly dramatic relief for Floridian home and condo owners. The legislation, coined the Natural Disaster Reinsurance Plan, is championed by U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Democrat from Coral Springs, and Steve Geller, a former Florida legislator and current Broward County commissioner. It boldly…

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Will earthquake insurance sales rise with popularity of “San Andreas” movie?

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The film starting Dwayne Johnson has triggered a preparedness trend among California residents. For people who live in California, the ever looming threat of the “Big One” is not something new, but the popularity of the “San Andreas” movie has spurred an interest in earthquake insurance and other preparedness steps and products. The question that is now being asked is whether this could help Californians to step out of a phase of denial. The release of the “San Andreas” movie occurred shortly after the release of a US Geological Survey…

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Tips for getting your home ready for the upcoming spring storms

The spring storms are on their way, and if there’s anything that could be learned from the record breaking natural events that occurred last year, it was that it’s very important to be prepared for their arrival. Though there’s nothing that you can do to stop the storms, there are a few precautions that you can take to give you some peace of mind when the big storm strikes. As a reminder, Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week is running from March 25 to March 30, spreading the word about the…

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