Renters and Homeowners insurance coverage helps evacuated residents

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Regardless of whether or not the California wildfires have caused damage, policies are still helpful. People affected by emergency evacuation orders may benefit from their homeowners insurance coverage regardless of whether their homes are damaged. Home and renters insurance policies cover more than just damage caused by wildfires in the area. “With sometimes only minutes to evacuate, residents often escape with only the clothes on their backs,” said California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Hundreds of thousands of people in California have been affected by evacuation orders as a result of…

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Thousands of flood insurance claims coming from Louisiana in wake of Isaac

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State announces thousands of flood insurance claims generated by Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Isaac has come and gone and the storm has left devastating floods in its wake. Louisiana was struck hard by these floods, with many of the state’s southern counties being inundated with water. According to Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, thousands of flood insurance claims have been generated by the storm, many of which coming from throughout the state. State officials note that a scant 31% of Louisiana residents have flood insurance coverage, leaving many with damaged property without…

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How to protect your jewelry with the right insurance coverage

As award season kicks off, the world looks to the United States as the stars walk the red carpets decked out in the very finest in fashion and highly insured jewelry. This should come as a reminder that even if your own jewels aren’t worth millions, you may still be wise to give them adequate insurance coverage. According to Allstate Insurance Company’s vice president of consumer household, Keith Rutman, many people actually hesitate to wear their good jewelry in the fear that these precious items could go missing. He explained…

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