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On Mississippi Gulf Coast, the crushing cost of homeowners’ insurance …

On Mississippi Gulf Coast, the crushing cost of homeowners’ insurance …News from NOLA.com:

In Mississippi, The Sun-Herald reports on a Long Beach couple not sure they can keep their house. The homeowners’ insurance policy has skyrocketed some 225 percent since Hurricane Katrina, the article says.
And that’s for a home that filed no claim after Katrina.
Louisiana has recently seen its insurance situation stabilize since the double whammy of Katrina and Hurricane Rita [...] Continue Reading…

Dunkirk leads state with lowest homeowners insurance

Dunkirk leads state with lowest homeowners insuranceNews from Buffalo News:
Dunkirk residents enjoy the most affordable homeowner’s insurance costs in the state, but other towns in Western New York are not far behind, according to a study by SmartAsset, a technology and personal finance website.
The study ranked cities with the most affordable homeowner’s insurance by applying a city’s average insurance rate to its median home value.
Dunkirk landed the number one [...] Continue Reading…

10 Years Forward: Navigating homeowners insurance after Katrina

10 Years Forward: Navigating homeowners insurance after KatrinaNews from WDSU New Orleans:
Hurricane Katrina was the worst insured loss event in the history of insurance. As Katrina struck homes, people in southeast Louisiana were hit hard by rising insurance costs long after the floodwaters receded.

As she thumbed through the pages of one of the most difficult and challenging time in her life, Denise Thorton recalled losing everything when seven feet [...] Continue Reading…

Will home insurance cover your drone?

Will home insurance cover your drone?News from Bankrate.com:

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Donelon: Post-Katrina home insurance market ‘brighter than ever’

Donelon: Post-Katrina home insurance market ‘brighter than ever’News from NOLA.com:

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the market for property insurance in Louisiana is healthier than it ever was before the storm, with stable rates, more competition and better options for homeowners, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said.
Donelon shared a report on the state of the insurance market at a summit held Tuesday morning (Aug. 11) at the University of New Orleans. [...] Continue Reading…

Homeowner’s Insurance: More Options Than Before Katrina

Homeowner’s Insurance: More Options Than Before KatrinaNews from WRKF:

Homeowner’s insurance was a huge issue in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and a huge expense for several years to come. But what’s the situation now, ten years after?
“It is truly a more robust and competitive marketplace than it was the day before Katrina,” states Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.

His office has a new report out, analyzing the health [...] Continue Reading…

Homeowner insurance rates going up in Rowan, Cabarrus

Homeowner insurance rates going up in Rowan, CabarrusNews from Salisbury Post:

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New ISO ratings in Pender County could lower homeowners insurance rates

New ISO ratings in Pender County could lower homeowners insurance ratesNews from WECT-TV6:

According to the meeting agenda, Pender EMS and Fire Inc. was notified earlier this month its new rating is a 4 and the Long Creek Grady Fire District has an ISO rating of 5. (Source: WECT)
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Some residents in Pender County could soon see lower homeowners insurance rates, thanks to lower Insurance Service Organization [...] Continue Reading…

Federal Flood Insurance Premiums for Homeowners Rise

Federal Flood Insurance Premiums for Homeowners RiseNews from New York Times:
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Floodwaters from the Ohio River in Covington, Ky., last month. Policy premiums will be higher for homeowners in areas of high risk for flooding. Credit Mark Lyons/European Pressphoto Agency

Homeowners with federal flood insurance will get some unwelcome news when they receive their next policy renewal notice.
As of April 1, new rates took effect under the National Flood Insurance Program [...] Continue Reading…

Lawmaker seeks ban on home-insurance “breed discrimination”

Lawmaker seeks ban on home-insurance “breed discrimination”News from Overlawyered:
Home insurance companies often charge higher premiums to homeowners whose breeds of dog have a bad loss experience, and that practice is unfair and even “ridiculous,” thinks Connecticut lawmaker Brenda Kupchick (R-Fairfield). If “breed discrimination” is banned, and insurers instead pass the uncovered losses on to owners of other dog breeds or policyholders generally, that would not be unfair or ridiculous, [...] Continue Reading…

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