April 20, 2017

 

Dover, DE – Delaware homeowners are among the most protected in the nation against having their homeowners insurance non-renewed or rates raised due to filing or even inquiring about a claim. This is according to a recent study by the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility at Rutgers Law School, which ranks Delaware as the fifth out of ten states that have received a four or five...

April 19, 2017
Coverage, quality, and price are the top issues consumers need to consider when buying or renewing a homeowners insurance policy, but a report by the Rutgers Law School in Camden finds that most states do not require insurance companies to provide adequate information to consumers to help them make wise choices in buying insurance and choosing an insurance provider.
 
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April 18, 2017
Agents are well-aware of how state insurance regulations can affect themselves and the insurance industry as a whole. It’s also important to also know how they affect policyholders, especially homeowners.
 
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April 12, 2017

 

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is buckling under the weight of a $25 billion debt, so something’s got to give.

For some policyholders, this could mean as much as 25% increases in the rate they pay for coverage every year.  In Mississippi, anecdotal evidence shows premiums could shoot up by as much as 80%.

Amy Bach, the chief executive of consumer advocacy...

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April 11, 2017

 

Here’s some bad news for the 5 million Americans who have flood insurance policies: Premiums will rise an average 6.3 percent this year, according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP...

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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 3, 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 15, 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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