Homeowners insurance advice issued in Georgia following powerful storms

Georgia Homeowners Insurance

Insurance Commissioner Hudgens provides some advice to homeowners in the state Georgia is no stranger to natural disasters, but many of its residents may not know how to handle their insurance companies in the wake of a severe storm. Several powerful storms have tore through the state in recent weeks, highlighting a lack of awareness concerning certain insurance issues. The state’s Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, has provided some recommendations for those that have had their properties damaged by recent storms. Getting in contact with an insurance agent and documenting damage…

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Severe weather in Georgia prompts concerns regarding homeowners insurance

Georgia Homeowners Insurance

Double checking insurance policies becomes a priority as weather conditions worsen Severe weather is expected to create some problems in Georgia. Forecasts predict that weather conditions in many parts of the state could be “very dynamic” this week. What this means is that tornados and heavy rainfall could be seen in parts of the state and these events could lead to significant property damage for homeowners. As such, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has begun offering advice to homeowners that may fall victim to property damage. Homeowners…

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Flood insurance reforms may not be enough to satisfy homeowners in Georgia

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Legislation concerning flood protection may only be a short term solution Legislation meant to rollback the premium increases on policies from the National Flood Insurance Program was recently passed, but the matter of expensive insurance coverage is far from over in many states. The legislation was designed to provide homeowners with relief from insurance rates that were rising too quickly, but it may only be a temporary solution to a serious problem. Lawmakers in Georgia are looking into new solutions to the matter of flood insurance and what can be…

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Insurance claims pour in as snow falls in Georgia

Winter driving mayhem causes steep rise in insurance claims

Polar vortex sends snow to Georgia, causing serious damage to insured property and vehicles Georgia became a victim of unexpected snow storms recently. The state is unaccustomed to experiencing such events and, as such, the snow caused a great deal of damage to homes and vehicles. The snow storms that Georgia has been experiencing are linked to the so called polar vortex phenomenon that has cause temperatures to plummet throughout the U.S. States that typically experience very mild winter seasons have seen heavy snowfall as a result of the polar…

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Aetna pulls out of New Jersey health insurance exchange

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Company opts to not participate in state health insurance exchange Aetna, one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S., has announced that it will not be participating in the New Jersey health insurance exchange. The exchange is set to begin open enrollment on October 1 this year, and is meant to provide consumers with access to affordable health insurance plans. Aetna was expected to be a prominent participant in the exchange, but disagreements with state officials may have discouraged the company from participating in the state’s exchange. Aetna…

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Hospitals move to form their own health insurance company in Georgia

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Health insurance concerns spur hospitals to take drastic step Small businesses are not the only ones that have been voicing concerns over the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. The federal health care law has been raising worries among hospitals throughout the country, many of which claim the Affordable Care Act will have a drastic and problematic impact on health care and health insurance. In Atlanta, Georgia, two hospitals are beginning to work together in order to circumvent the problems they foresee regarding the Affordable Care Act. New health insurance…

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Walmart enters into life insurance business

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Walmart teams with MetLife to sell life insurance policies Retail giant Walmart appears to be getting into the life insurance business in Georgia and South Carolina. The company has teamed with New York-based insurer MetLife to begin selling policies in more than 200 stores located in both states. The life insurance policies that will be sold through Walmart are designed to be attractive to consumers looking to find affordable coverage without having to do extensive shopping or rely on plans that may be provided by their employer. Partnership will open…

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