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Class Action Cases Get Top Court Review in Insurance Case

Class Action Cases Get Top Court Review in Insurance CaseNews from Businessweek: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider new constraints on class-action lawsuits, accepting an appeal from a Travelers Cos. (TRV) unit in an Arkansas dispute over homeowners-insurance claims. The case turns on what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce contends is an abusive tactic [...]

Review homeowner’s insurance before disaster strikes

Review homeowner’s insurance before disaster strikesNews from WRAL.com: We’ve seen it in this area time and time again – homes damaged, even destroyed by tornadoes and hurricanes. We hope the homeowner’s insurance we pay for will help us rebuild. That’s what Michael Matra thought after a huge tree fell on his house last summer during [...]

Fortunately for Homeowners Without Flood Insurance, Little Water Damage …

Fortunately for Homeowners Without Flood Insurance, Little Water Damage …News from LoanSafe: (Source: Jeff Ostrowski The Palm Beach Post, Fla. (MCT) — Despite widespread flooding in western Palm Beach County during Tropical Storm Isaac, a relatively small number of homes sustained water damage — which is fortunate, because few homes in the hardest-hit areas are [...]

After Irene, homeowners more aware of insurance policies

After Irene, homeowners more aware of insurance policiesNews from Minuteman News Center: By Susan Misur, Register Staff If Connecticut shoreline residents weren’t well-versed in their homeowner’s insurance policies before, Tropical Storm Irene sure changed that. They learned how complicated it can be to file a substantial claim, which outdoor accessories weren’t covered, what insurance loopholes [...]

Homeowners insurance premiums increasing for several reasons

Homeowners insurance premiums increasing for several reasonsNews from Tulsa World: They can’t see how it could be the economy, because materials and labor can’t be that much higher with the economy where it is, and with inflation being as low as the government claims. The Oklahoma Insurance Department website ( tulsaworld.com/OIDFAQs) says if you compare [...]

Safeguard Homeowner Insurance Documents

Safeguard Homeowner Insurance DocumentsNews from The Ledger: Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:04 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:04 a.m. LAKELAND | If you’re making storm preparations, think about your homeowners insurance along with those batteries and water. Insurance organizations say homeowners often fail to take basic measures to safeguard their [...]

Storms raise homeowners insurance prices in the region

Storms raise homeowners insurance prices in the regionNews from WTOP: Hank Silverberg, wtop.com WASHINGTON – A series of destructive storms that hit the Washington region over the last 15 years has raised the price of homeowners insurance for everyone, whether their homes had damage or not. Since 1999, there have been four hurricanes that did [...]

Protect Your Home With Flood Insurance

Protect Your Home With Flood InsuranceNews from NASDAQ: Posted 8/27/2012 9:12 AM by Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, Insurance | Like it Don’t like it I live in Colorado Springs, near where the Waldo Canyon fire destroyed homes this summer. My home was spared, but now that the foothills west of town have [...]

Tell Mel: Home insurer fails Lehigh Acres soldier

Tell Mel: Home insurer fails Lehigh Acres soldierNews from The News-Press: Coastal residents know all too well how much anxiety a looming hurricane can cause. Now imagine you are nearly 8,000 miles away, flying helicopters in a war zone. And you see a hurricane bearing down on your home in Lehigh Acres, knowing you don’t [...]

Fema Agrees to Extend Low-Cost Flood Insurance to Nassau Homeowners

Fema Agrees to Extend Low-Cost Flood Insurance to Nassau HomeownersNews from Patch.com: Together with U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, I announced Wednesday that FEMA has agreed to their call for an extension of the low-cost preferred risk flood insurance policies for Nassau County property owners. Under the existing flood insurance program, [...]

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