Allstate spikes Illinois homeowners insurance rates for almost 200K policyholders

Illinois Homeowners Insurance Rates - neighborhood of houses

The second largest home insurer in the state is raising rates by 8 percent in early 2020. Allstate will be increasing its Illinois homeowners insurance rates by the largest amount the state has seen in several years. By early next year, policyholders will be paying an average of 8 percent more for their coverage than they are this year. The Illinois Department of Insurance announced the rate hike in a filing they issued on Halloween. Allstate is the second largest home insurance provider in the state. It has just about…

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California fire insurance companies decline almost 350,000 policy renewals

California fire insurance companies - Firefighters fighting wildfire

Insurers are taking big steps back from the industry in the state’s highest risk areas. New data from the state shows that California fire insurance companies have declined the renewal of almost 350,000 home policies since 2015. This was most common in areas with the highest wildfire risk. The data showed that insurers are trying to reduce their risk exposure as wildfires become more costly. The newly released data did indicate that California fire insurance companies have dropped hundreds of thousands of customers. However, it did not point out how…

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Landscape insurance covers homeowners with valuable gardens and trees

Landscape insurance - Home and Garden

Some homeowners have adequate coverage with their standard policies but others need more. Summer is here and with it are the season’s severe storms and other potential risks that make homeowners look into landscape insurance. Summer comes with a full range of highly destructive perils that can harm expensive landscaping. Summer storms can be far more severe than spring rains. Hot temperatures can bring wild winds, downpours of rain, lightning strikes and damaging hail. If you have a good homeowners insurance policy, you’ll have the coverage you need to cover…

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Is your home protected on July 4 in case of firework damage?

Firework damage - Fourth of July Celebration

A gorgeous pyrotechnic display is a fantastic way to polish off a red, white, and blue themed party. Families and friends across the country are preparing to celebrate the fourth of July and should understand their coverage against firework damage to ensure that if something goes awry it won’t lead to financial ruin. The National Fire Protection Agency says this is the biggest day of the year for home fires. Firework damage is a serious risk. Though additional precautions can help to prevent disaster, it’s still important to understand your…

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Hurricane Preparedness Week encourages homeowners to check their insurance

Hurricane Preparedness Week - big waves from hurricane

The industry is reminding property owners to review their coverage and update if necessary. The insurance industry used this week, Hurricane Preparedness Week, to remind homeowners that storm season is on its way. This makes the week the perfect opportunity to go over insurance policies and make changes to prepare properties for what could potentially be an active year. The insurance industry has released lists of helpful instructions to keep customers properly covered. Hurricane Preparedness Week arrives just before the official season begins. That way, homeowners have time to look…

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Insurance customer trends show one in three Americans don’t shop again for policies

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A new survey showed that policyholders in the U.S. don’t re-shop to find better coverage or rates. One out of every three Americans have never re-shopped for a policy, say the results of a new insurance customer trends survey. The research found that almost half of all policyholders who have looked around for a better deal has not done so within the last year. The research was conducted on homeowners insurance and auto insurance customers. American consumers are risking overpaying for their coverage, say the results of a new Policygenius…

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Insurance customers can enjoy the benefits of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Benefits of Tidying Up - Toy Storage

The popular Netflix series is reducing clutter levels but also underscores an often overlooked coverage step. While most people love the de-cluttering benefits of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, the insurance industry sees this as a fantastic opportunity for policyholders to take a very important but frequently overlooked step to gain the best coverage. Nearly all renters and homeowners insurance customers miss this vital step to ensuring top coverage. The Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has become explosively popular. This is particularly true as people use the benefits…

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