Who’s Responsible? California Faces New Rate Hikes from State Farm and Allstate

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California homeowners and renters may soon face significant financial strain as two of the state’s largest insurers, State Farm and Allstate, announce hefty rate hikes. These increases come against a backdrop of escalating climate change impacts and urban expansion into wildfire-prone areas. Significant Increases from Major Insurers State Farm, the largest home insurer in California, has applied for substantial rate hikes across its various insurance lines. The company, which insures nearly one in five homes in the state, has requested a 30% increase for homeowners insurance, a 52% increase for…

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North Carolina property owners to see dwelling insurance rate spike by 8 percent

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Commissioner Mike Causey announced the average rate increase across the state. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced that following negotiations with the dwelling insurance market, there will be an average 8 percent rate increase across the state. The increase is substantially lower than what was requested The North Carolina Rate Bureau had been seeking an average increase to dwelling insurance rates of 50.6 percent.  That means that following negotiations, it was reduced by 42.6 percent to arrive at the average that will be implemented in the state. This…

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North Dakota launches auto insurance cost comparison tool

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The state’s Insurance Department has released its annual survey results comparing prices North Dakota’s Insurance Department has released the results of its annual auto insurance cost comparison, as well as a helpful tool to help drivers in the state to find the coverage they need at the right price. The survey involved obtaining quotes for six-month policies The department obtained quotes from auto insurance companies in the state for 12 different hypothetical drivers seeking six-month policies. The purpose of the survey was to better understand how premiums vary among motorists…

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Florida’s home insurance market could suffer deeply if this happens in 2024

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If the hurricane season this year is an active one for the state, policyholders will pay the price Florida’s home insurance market has already been in crisis mode for the last few years, worsening with each passing hurricane season.  If this year is another active one, it could be “detrimental” to the market in the state. Unfortunately, predictions aren’t good Though predictions are far from fact, the current predictive models are indicating that there will be a number of storms during this hurricane season.  This is leading to rising concerns…

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California Insurance Commissioner and Farmers CEO: A Groundbreaking Dialogue on the Insurance Crisis

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California continues to struggle with a growing insurance crisis, as homeowners face towering premiums and the daunting task of securing coverage. Amidst this turmoil, insurers have retreated, leaving many Californians in a lurch. But in a recent twist, the path to resolution may hinge on a compromise that allows insurers to adjust rates based on future risk assessments. State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, spearheading new regulations to mitigate the crisis, likens his relationship with the insurance industry to a “forced marriage” — staying together for the larger family’s sake. This…

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