Morgan Stanley insurance offerings move into P&C coverage

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The firm’s partner brokers will be offering wealthy clients these new coverage products. Morgan Stanley insurance products now include a range of P&C products designed for high net worth clients and their families. The brokerage has partnered with Marsh Private Clients Services, HUB International, and Willis Towers Watson to add to its available products. Support for the brokerage’s insurance clients will be provided through “dedicated service teams.” According to Barron’s, “dedicated service teams” will provide Morgan Stanley insurance customers with service. Clients will also be able to benefit from a…

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Plumbing and Pipe Leaks?

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Owning your own home is exciting but there are also basic chores and situations you need to be aware of. This will allow you to act in the best possible way should something negative happen. For instance, burst pipes which flood the house. Having your own home may mean that you have replaced the plumbing system and can feel fairly confident that you’re not going to have an issue. However, pipe leaks and plumbing disasters can happen to anyone at any time. It’s best to be prepared. Know Your Plumber…

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Will Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Hail Damage?

Insurance Cover Hail Damage

Since you’re living in “hail alley” in Denver, damage to your property due to this meteorological phenomenon kind of just comes with the territory. That being said, it doesn’t make the damage any less frustrating when you have to deal with it. Repairing places around your home, like your roof, can be a financial burden if you’re not appropriately prepared to handle the responsibility. There is a real need for hail preparedness, considering that parts of Colorado receive the “highest frequency of large hail in North America and most of the world.”…

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Secondary catastrophic perils on the rise from climate change, says Swiss Re

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Global economic losses from disasters (natural and human-caused) last year reached $146 billion. Secondary catastrophic perils are rising in a measurable way as a result of climate change, said a recent Swiss Re Institute sigma. The sigma was titled “Natural catastrophes in times of economic accumulation and climate change”. Severe weather events were the primary driver of losses overall last year, as was the case in years prior. Last year, worldwide economic losses from disasters broke the $146 billion mark. This represented a fall from 2018’s $176 billion. The ten-year…

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Most residents of high-risk flood zones don’t have flooding insurance, analysis

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A recent study has shown that an average of 6 in 10 affected homeowners aren’t covered. Severe weather events don’t plan to take a break just because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new analysis shows that 6 in 10 homeowners in high-risk flood zones don’t have insurance against overland water damage. The Atlantic hurricane season starts today, and severe flooding has already started in some areas. Central Michigan, for instance, has already been affected by considerable flooding in many regions. ValuePenguin.com recently published the results of an analysis it…

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Missouri homeowners insurance rates have increased 76 percent in ten years

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Consumers in the state are experiencing some of the fastest increases in the US due to severe weather events. A new analysis of Missouri homeowners insurance rates has shown that consumers in the state are paying an average of 76 percent more this year than they did a decade ago. The severe weather that is striking the state on a more regular basis is to blame for the rate hikes. The Missouri homeowners insurance rate hike is the seventh largest percentage increase in the country. As severe weather events become…

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Allstate coronavirus assistance announced for employees and customers alike

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The insurer has released its plans for supporting its workers and policyholders during the pandemic. An updated Allstate coronavirus support strategy has been released by the insurer. This reflects the company’s efforts to help both its employees and its policyholders throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency. The insurance company had already announced that it will cover personal vehicles for essential deliveries. Part of the Allstate coronavirus support already announced was that it would extend its auto insurance coverage. Typically, anyone using their personal vehicles for commercial purposes – such as…

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