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Dumped by Home Insurer After a Disaster?

Dumped by Home Insurer After a Disaster? News from Fox Business: If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. In the aftermath of weather-related catastrophes, insurers can face a flood of insurance claims [...]

Esurance Partners with Security First on Homeowners Insurance in Florida

Esurance Partners with Security First on Homeowners Insurance in Florida News from Sacramento Bee: SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 – /PRNewswire/ — Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, today announced that it will partner with Security First Insurance Company to offer homeowners insurance in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090826/ESURANCELOGO) Underwritten by Security First Insurance Company, each [...]

New homeowners facing problems getting insurance

New homeowners facing problems getting insurance News from Radio New Zealand: Updated at 1:43 pm today New homeowners in Canterbury are facing problems getting insurance for their properties, as some companies are refusing to issue new policies. State Insurance and AMI have restrictions which apply to people in the Waimakariri, Selwyn and Hurunui districts, as [...]

Calif. Homeowners Underinsurance Regs Take Effect, Despite Legal Challenges

Calif. Homeowners Underinsurance Regs Take Effect, Despite Legal Challenges News from Insurance Journal: A series of new California homeowners regulations aimed at enhancing the standards and training for estimating the replacement value on homeowners’ insurance in the event of a disaster took effect on June 27. Meanwhile, two insurance trade associations continue to fight the [...]

Insurance-rate website disappears

Insurance-rate website disappears News from Orlando Sentinel:Homeowners looking for an easy way to shop rates among property insurers are out of luck, at least for now. Go to the state’s handy website ShopAndCompareRates.com, and the only thing you’ll be able to compare is the level of prose in Gov. Rick Scott’s press releases. The old [...]

Allstate misses the turn as rivals reinvent auto insurance – Crain’s Chicago Business

Allstate misses the turn as rivals reinvent auto insurance – Crain’s Chicago BusinessNews from Allstate misses the turn as rivals reinvent auto insurance – Crain’s Chicago Business: From this week’s In Other News The insurance giant loses its way as rivals Geico, Progressive reinvent the business. Photo by: John Ueland His dream of a broader [...]

Alvin insurance company prepares customers for Hurricane Season

Alvin insurance company prepares customers for Hurricane Season News from Ultimate Clear Lake: Are you covered for hurricane season 2011? Hurricane Season is already here again. Now is the time to check your homeowner’s insurance and make sure you are covered for flooding. Flooding is not automatically covered in most homeowner’s policies. As there is [...]

Home insurance claims due to lightning top $1 billion in 2010

Home insurance claims due to lightning top $ 1 billion in 2010 News from e-wisdom.com: By Max ThompsonJune 24th, 2011Posted in: Home Insurance Both home insurance claims and payouts for damages caused by lightning rose significantly from 2009 to 2010, a recent study from the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) revealed. The weather has certainly been [...]

Vanishing act: Your home insurance coverage is disappearing

Vanishing act: Your home insurance coverage is disappearing News from Fox Business: There’s a disturbing nationwide trend of insurance companies chipping away at coverage for homeowners, says Amy Bach, executive director of the nonprofit United Policyholders consumer group. She says she’s disturbed by what she sees as policies becoming less adequate. “We have been working [...]

Gov. Rick Scott kills insurance rate comparison website

Gov. Rick Scott kills insurance rate comparison website News from Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 1:25 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 1:25 p.m. State officials have quietly pulled the plug on a consumer-friendly website that was the sole resource for homeowners comparison shopping for the best property insurance rates.

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