Insurance news from Louisiana includes loss of Farmers

Louisiana homeowners insurance news

The insurer is withdrawing its coverage from the state, dropping all of the lines of business under its own name. A company spokesperson from Farmers has made insurance news by announcing that the insurer would be dropping its homeowners and its auto policies within Louisiana, making a complete exit from the state under its name. That said, it will still be retaining the policies that it has sold under the names of its three other brands. The insurance news being made by Farmers involves dropping the lines of business that…

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Crop insurance push made by farmers to U.K. government

crop insurance policy

The National Farmers Union has estimated that last year’s rains came with a £1.3 billion price tag. The record breaking rainfall that was experienced in the U.K. in 2012 has cost farmers across the country an estimated £1.3 billion as a result of poor harvests and the more expensive price of feed for cattle that ensued, leading farmers to ask the government for crop insurance against extreme weather events. This request is meant to help the country to be able to uphold its national food security. Data from the National…

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Crop insurance news shows debate rages on over subsidy

Crop Insurance

Farmers want to continue to cover themselves against falling prices and losses with the help of the government. Corn and soybean farmers, especially, have been enjoying this type of arrangement for their crops for many years, and the latest insurance news is showing that this might improve. Congress currently has a farm bill before it, which includes a provision that will likely come with an annual cost of approximately $3 billion, that would help farmers to cover the losses they incur ahead of the coverage of their own policy coverage.…

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Farmers Insurance Inc. agrees to pay settlement of $1.5 million to almost 3,500 employees

Farmers Insurance Inc., from Los Angeles, will be paying $1.52 million in a settlement with 3,459 employees to cover the overtime back wages after having been investigated by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The investigation showed that there had been federal Fair Labor Standards Act violations of the provisions for overtime and recordkeeping that were both sizable and systemic.  According to the Department of Labor, these violations happened within eleven of the insurer’s call centers, which were located in Texas, Florida, Michigan, Kansas, Oregon,…

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A bad credit score can mean costly insurance rates

Insurance and credit

Drivers with bad credit have always had a problem obtaining affordable car insurance. Few insurance companies would deny offering coverage to such drivers, but the policies available tend to be pricey. Between insurance premiums and deductibles, some of the cheapest policies drivers with bad credit can get will cost them more than $300 every month. GEICO and Farmers are two insurers looking to ease the stress of the issue by offering plans tailored for motorists with bad credit. Credit score plays a vital yet little known role in how insurance…

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