Homeowners insurance costs will soon rise to pay for rough winter

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After a particularly damaging season, the cost of ice dams and water damage is about to affect premiums. In Massachusetts, homeowners insurance customers are about to start paying an average of 9 percent more in their premiums due to the impact of the damaging winter that was experienced throughout the state. The massive amount of snow and the exceptionally cold temperatures caused an abnormally large amount of damage. The extreme weather and large number of winter storms caused a notable rise in the number of homeowners insurance claims as well…

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California Insurance rates from Allstate cause Commissioner and consumer advocate divide

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Though Dave Jones and Harvey Rosenfield have traditionally collaborated, a recent issue has led to a split. The California Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, and advocate from Consumer Watchdog, Harvey Rosenfield, have traditionally held very similar beliefs when it came to the industry and its insurance rates. That said, this trend appears to have changed when it comes to the rates being charged by Allstate. Rosenfield, who hails from Santa Monica, was the author of Proposition 103, a ballot measure from 1988, which converted the position of insurance commissioner in the…

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Ohio homeowners insurance customers are paying less

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The coverage is the sixth lowest in the United States, meaning that residents are saving compared to other locations. According to a recent announcement made by Mary Taylor, the Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director, the average Ohio homeowners insurance policy is costing residents of the state notably less than the average resident of the majority of other locations across the country. In fact, she revealed that premiums there are the sixth lowest among all of the states in the nation. The most recent data available from the National…

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North Carolina homeowners insurance rate increase resistance building

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Residents of the state are becoming frustrated and angry about the spike of up to 25 percent. As the cost of North Carolina homeowners insurance comes closer to its August increase of an average of 25 percent, residents are keeping a careful watch on the regulator in the state, which held a public hearing on Friday to give these customers the opportunity to voice their opinions on the prospect that they will be seeing their premiums skyrocket this year. The hearing fell three weeks after the insurers in the state…

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Louisiana homeowners insurance rates at Citizens are headed up

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The insurer of last resort is now increasing the amount that policyholders must pay for coverage. Throughout the state, Louisiana homeowners insurance customers who have their coverage through Citizens are discovering that their rates are headed up yet again, regardless of whether they are covered for their homes or for wind-only policies. Other forms of coverage affected by the change include mobile home, renters, and condo policies. The average increase across all of these forms of Louisiana homeowners insurance and other affected forms of coverage is 5.2 percent. Following a…

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Homeowners insurance rates fall in the US

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Average cost of insurance coverage is falling Homeowners insurance in the U.S. may be on its way to becoming more affordable, according to data from HomeInsurance.com’s RateReport. Over the past few years, homeowners coverage in the U.S. has been considered a problematic issue because of its costly nature. Those located in coastal communities tend to pay more for their coverage due to their exposure to natural disasters. Recent climatic events, such as the so called Polar Vortex, have also had some impact on the insurance market, but that impact may…

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Coastal home insurance costs rising in Massachusetts

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This situation is starting to cause concern for officials in the state, where sea levels are a growing problem. Property owners along the seaside and riverside in the state are facing a double level of concern regarding the rising sea levels and the cost of coastal home insurance that is going along with it. The damage caused by Superstorm Sandy is being used as an example of what Massachusetts could one day see. Although the majority of the damage along the coastline was to New York City and New Jersey,…

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