April 7, 2017

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Many homeowners who have flood insurance — or are seeking to buy it — will face higher premiums this year, because of increases that took effect April 1.

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April 4, 2017
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday over the proper standard to impose bad faith penalties against insurance companies, in a case over a cancer insurance claim that has garnered intense attention from insurers and policyholders alike.
 
Here, Law360 breaks down the history of the case in advance of the hearing.
 
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March 31, 2017
A nonprofit insurance policyholders advocacy group asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to overturn a California federal judge's decision that an educational technology company isn’t covered for a suit alleging an incentive program for its recruiters broke federal law, saying the lower court rendered the policy meaningless with an overly narrow interpretation.
 
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March 16, 2017

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 15, 2017 – The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) is participating in the State’s Tree Mortality Task Force. Our local group is looking to gather data to make a case that insurance companies are not following state law when not renewing policies for lack of defensible space.

“The California Department of Insurance says they haven’t received complaints...

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March 8, 2017

The Essential Protections for Policyholders Project is a two-year project that focuses much of its research on consumers that file ordinary claims, examining what they are surprised or disappointed by and how some of the best states are protecting insurance consumers, Feinman said ...

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February 22, 2017
Water flows out of the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam in Oroville, Calif., on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Photo: Scott Strazzante, The ChronicleThe...
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February 21, 2017

There are things you can do to make life easier when it's time to file your insurance claims.

We talked to the consumer advocacy group, United Policyholders and they said you should take pictures before and after the evacuation, document how much water...

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January 30, 2017

USA TODAY - Once the optimistic glow surrounding New Year’s financial resolutions wears off — hello, February! — it’s time to roll up your sleeves before losing momentum altogether.

Whether you aim to save money or get stuff organized, many apps and websites are available to help. Here are some things you can do, along with a few caveats.

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January 25, 2017
The California Supreme Court's ruling Monday reviving the state insurance commissioner's challenged regulation aimed at producing more accurate insurer estimates of home replacement costs provides greater certainty for homeowners on property coverage and should reduce litigation between policyholders and carriers, experts say.
 
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January 24, 2017
The California Supreme Court dealt property insurers a blow on Monday, reversing lower court rulings that had limited the state insurance commissioner's authority and blocked a rule the industry had slammed as overly prescriptive and burdensome.
 
The lawsuit by two state industry trade associations challenged a 2011 regulation making it illegal for insurers to...
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