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Archive for October, 2011

Dark nights make security fencing more crucial than ever

Dark nights make security fencing more crucial than everNews from Jacksons Security:Homeowners hoping to protect their properties this November may need to invest in security fencing, as darker nights provide rich pickings for thieves. Research from Confused.com shows that the most home insurance theft claims are made in November, marking a 20 per cent rise [...]

Alabama natural disasters contribute to homeowners, property insurance increases

Alabama natural disasters contribute to homeowners, property insurance increasesNews from Dothan Eagle: Business decisions to insure the best possible cash flow included a change in insurance this year for Bertha poultry farmer Eric Blankenship. Blankenship, who had insured his farm and other property with the same company for 15 years, switched his coverage when rates [...]

Quake coverage is not part of typical homeowner’s insurance policy

Quake coverage is not part of typical homeowner’s insurance policyNews from News10.net: SACRAMENTO, CA — The latest quakes in the Sierra and the Bay area may have people asking whether they have insurance should an earthquake damage their home and property. Most people don’t have earthquake coverage, said Glenn Pomeroy, chief executive officer of the [...]

Critics say Northeast home insurance price hikes need greater scrutiny

Critics say Northeast home insurance price hikes need greater scrutinyNews from Fox Business: A push for greater transparency is under way as some homeowners and regulators worry that recent property damage from Hurricane Irene will trigger a round of rate hikes by home insurance companies. Citizens for Homeowners Insurance Reform in Massachusetts (CHIR) is campaigning [...]

Aon: ROE Down Almost 2% on Homeowners

Aon: ROE Down Almost 2% on HomeownersNews from PropertyCasualty360: NU Online News Service, Oct. 24, 2:41 p.m. EDT Homeowners insurers return on equity will be approximately 2 percent less than last year thanks to less-robust investment returns and higher estimates of non-coastal losses, a report from Aon Benfield says. The report, “Homeowners Return On Equity [...]

Market Value Declines Biggest Risk To Ohio Homes, Survey Says

Market Value Declines Biggest Risk To Ohio Homes, Survey SaysNews from Mortgageorb:Homeowners in Ohio are more likely to monitor home prices in their community than monitor their cholesterol, a new survey says. According to results of the survey published by Home Value Insurance Co., 31% of Ohioans keep tabs on local home values, compared to [...]

Homeowners can remove the fear from Halloween injury claims

Homeowners can remove the fear from Halloween injury claimsNews from Tulsa World: The Insurance Information Institute said basic safety steps, along with up-to-date homeowners and auto insurance policies, can take the fright out of Halloween. Home or car vandalism: Standard homeowners and renters insurance policies provide coverage for vandalism, your deductible being paid before your [...]

Home Insurance Rates Do Not Reflect Cost of Risk: Aon Benfield

Home Insurance Rates Do Not Reflect Cost of Risk: Aon BenfieldNews from Insurance Journal: U.S. insurers’ prospective after-tax return on equity for homeowners’ insurance is 4.8 percent on average, a decrease from the 6.9 percent of 2010, mainly due to subdued investment returns and higher estimates of non-coastal losses. That calculation comes from Aon Benfield, [...]

Homeowners insurance increases by 6.5 percent over 2010

Homeowners insurance increases by 6.5 percent over 2010News from Live Insurance News: Homeownersinsurance.com data has revealed that the average home insurance rate in May 2011 in California was approximately $ 770. When compared to the same time in 2010, this was an increase of 6.5 percent, as the average premium at that time was $ [...]

How to cut the cost of your home insurance

How to cut the cost of your home insuranceNews from MyFinances.co.uk: Home insurance premiums have stabilised but the future is uncertain Friday, 21 October 2011 12:49 By Kate Saines In a world where everything seems to be rising in price, you’ll be relieved to hear there’s one financial product which appears to be costing us [...]

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