USAA and Farmers homeowners insurance rates spike by almost 15 percent

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A new S&P Global Market Intelligence report showed that the insurers were charging much higher premiums. The United States Automobile Association (USAA) and Farmers Insurance Group have raised their homeowners insurance rates by an average of almost 15 percent in 2023, according to a recent report. That increase is notably higher than all other major insurers in the United States. According to the October 3 S&P Global Market Intelligence report, the average increase in homeowners insurance rates across the country up to August was 8.8 percent. That said, through to…

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Farmers Insurance Group stops selling new Florida homeowners’ policies

Farmers Insurance - No more home insurance

The insurer announced that it is no longer writing new policies just as the hurricane season started. The Atlantic Hurricane Season has only just started this month, but along with it has come the announcement that Farmers Insurance Group has decided to stop selling property policies in the state. The insurer’s existing customers will still be able to keep their coverage, but new policies won’t be sold. At this time of year, many homeowners are taking the time for a last moment scramble to make sure they have the coverage…

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Farmers reaches settlement in homeowners insurance case

Texas Homeowners Insurance

Insurer finalizes a settlement for a lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2002 Many Texas residents may receive refunds from Farmers Insurance Group as the company has reached a settlement in a lawsuit from 2002. The lawsuit involves policyholders paying higher premiums for less coverage, and state regulators found that this had been the case after examining many complaints issued against the company. The insurer will be paying $84.4 million per the settlement, which will be issued to policyholders that are eligible for refunds from the company. State regulators…

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Farmers offers new rideshare auto insurance policy in California

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Farmers has received approval to offer new insurance product in California Farmers Insurance Group has launched a new auto insurance product in California, with the approval of the state’s insurance regulators. Now, drivers that work for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to obtain more coverage, protecting them from potential worst-case scenarios. The coverage is designed to address gaps in the coverage that these companies provide, though both Uber and Lyft claim that such gaps do not exist. Both companies have received some criticism for what is…

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Zurich Insurance posts first quarter profits after decline in natural disaster claims

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Insurer sees profits in the wake of 2011 catastrophes Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland’s largest insurance company, has released information concerning its first quarter profits for this year. The company posted high profits this year after overcoming the challenges presented by the past two consecutive years of natural disasters. Last year’s catastrophes broke record losses throughout the world, leaving many insurance companies in a vulnerable position. Large insurers, like Zurich, have been able to recover from the disasters and have even shown promising growth in the first quarter of 2012. Zurich…

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