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Archive for August, 2011

Next time I’ll do it differently: Insurance regrets after disasters

Next time I’ll do it differently: Insurance regrets after disastersNews from Fox Business: In the aftermath of violent weather conditions, such as those caused by Hurricane Irene, affected homeowners quickly learn whether they purchased adequate policies from their insurance companies. It often takes a major loss for people to recognize the importance of having home [...]

Covered? Sadly, it’s not likely

Covered? Sadly, it’s not likelyNews from Albany Times Union: SCHENECTADY — Residents facing flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene may be shocked to learn that few home insurance policies will cover the cost of repairs. Homeowners and renters insurance will usually cover damage from high winds. But damage from rising and rushing water — as [...]

Hurricane Irene: Are you set to fight your insurer?

Hurricane Irene: Are you set to fight your insurer?News from Reuters: A boat sits in a fence after being washed out by Hurricane Irene at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 28, 2011. Picture taken August 28, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Magana By Linda Stern WASHINGTON | Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:09am [...]

Contacts for top homeowners insurance companies

Contacts for top homeowners insurance companiesNews from The Associated Press: Contacts for top homeowners insurance companies By The Associated Press – 8 hours ago  There are dozens of insurance companies that provide homeowners coverage in the East Coast states that were hit by Hurricane Irene over the weekend, but a handful dominate the industry. In [...]

How to Get Your Insurer to Pay Your Hurricane Irene Claim

How to Get Your Insurer to Pay Your Hurricane Irene ClaimNews from DailyFinance:So, let’s assume you did the right thing in getting insurance to protect yourself against those times when Mother Nature comes knocking. Your next challenge may be getting the insurance company to pony up the cash instead of trying to deny your claim. [...]

Now That Irene Has Moved On – Are you Covered?

Now That Irene Has Moved On – Are you Covered?News from Patch.com: The calls began flooding in Thursday morning from home owners who were making sure their home insurance policies were in force, what kind of damage would be covered from the imminent hurricane and if they could purchase flood insurance, said Lori Cicali, a [...]

Insured for disaster? Most aren’t

Insured for disaster? Most aren’tNews from The Herald | HeraldOnline.com: dworthington@heraldonline.com If your house is flattened by an earthquake, or your home flooded by hurricane-induced rains, don’t look to your homeowner’s insurance for help. Catastrophic events are usually not covered by standard insurance policies. Additional, specific coverage is needed to protect a home and its [...]

Hurricane Irene Delays Homeowners Insurance, House Goes Up in Flames

Hurricane Irene Delays Homeowners Insurance, House Goes Up in FlamesNews from First Coast News: GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — The Baker family just closed on a  new home this week, and was starting to move in when it went up in flames. “It breaks our heart because the only reason we bought it was because we [...]

Hurricanes and homeowner’s insurance

Hurricanes and homeowner’s insuranceNews from Boston Globe: Yesterday, the local television news incorrectly analogized Hurricane Irene to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Apparently, the end of the world makes for good television ratings. While our worldly demise might not be imminent, the hurricane is likely to create a certain amount of property damage. Here [...]

Hurricane Irene could wreak havoc on insurance premiums

Hurricane Irene could wreak havoc on insurance premiums News from USA Today: By Sandra Block, USA TODAY Updated East Coast homeowners in the path of Hurricane Irene could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in damages that aren’t covered by their insurance policies, experts say. By Scott Olson, Getty Images <…………… continues on [...]

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