Farmers drops 100,000 auto and home insurance policies in Florida

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The insurer has announced that it will no longer write new policies or renew existing coverage in the state. Farmers Insurance Group has announced that it will no longer be writing or renewing existing auto, umbrella or home insurance policies. This decision will impact about 100,000 customers across the state that is already facing a coverage crisis. The auto and home insurance company made its decision only one day after Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis threatened to take action against the insurer if it proceeded with its plan. Hearing…

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Farmers sets California home insurance limits, further restricting the state

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This step was taken on the heels of State Farm’s and Allstate’s exit from selling there. Farmers Insurance has made a filing revealing that it is implementing restrictions on home insurance in California, further limiting the choices residents of the state have to protect their properties. Insurers have been blaming increasing wildfire risk and rising costs of repairs and replacements. Farmers is only the latest to change the way they do business in the Californian home insurance market. Allstate and State Farm both announced earlier this year that they will…

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How Insurance Can Encourage Farmers to Mitigate Climate Change Risks

The sweeping impacts of climate change impact farmers at significant rates. As a result, insurance companies take a hit as well. For example, when nearly 20 million acres of farmland flooded in the American West, it initiated $4 billion in payouts from a federal crop insurance program. Because of disasters like this, farmers are coming around on the importance of mitigating the impacts of climate change to protect their own livelihoods. Insurance companies can help farmers make beneficial sustainability choices by helping those in the agriculture industry understand their impact…

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Business insurance policyholders covered by Farmers to receive added relief

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The insurer said it would be offering added relief to 115,000 customers in certain sectors. Farmers has announced its intention to provide relief to over 115,000 of its business insurance policyholders. The insurer is using its Farmers Cares initiative to provide added support to customers facing struggles from COVID-19. The Farmers Cares initiative is focused on business insurance policyholders in the office, retail, restaurant and service sectors. Those are among the areas most powerfully hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. To boost relief to those companies, the insurer will be providing…

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Farmers broadens coverage to include Uber driver insurance in many states

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The insurer recently boosted its relationship with the ride share program in 14 states and D.C. Farmers Insurance recently announced its coverage expansion and will now sell Uber driver insurance. This further strengthens the relationship between the insurer and the ride hailing company. The new unique auto insurance coverage is available to 2 existing states, 12 new ones and D.C. Farmers’ Uber driver insurance is being sold in 12 more states than it already was, as well as Washington D.C. Beyond the District of Columbia, the ride hailing company’s drivers…

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Auto insurance claims involving animals skyrocket in the fall, says Farmers Insurance

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The insurer is reminding drivers to be mindful of this seasonal increase in driving risks. As the fall begins, so does the migration season for many kinds of animals, which unfortunately leads to a rise in auto insurance claims in crashes involving animals on the road. New data by Farmers Insurance showed an increase in 36 percent in claims for those reasons. Farmers Insurance data showed that there is a rise of about 36 percent in comprehensive auto insurance claims involving crashes with animals on the roads during the fall.…

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Farmers market insurance important rises with farm to table trend

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The rising focus on eating whole, fresh foods has underscored the importance of this coverage. Shopping directly from food growers has become an important trend and with that, farmers market insurance has been on the rise. For many people, buying what is in season and grown locally has become a way of life. As a result, farmers markets have become more common, larger, and busier. As a result, farmers market insurance has become much more commonly offered. This makes it possible for vendors at these local events to be able…

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