January 27, 2016

Many Jersey Shore residents had to mop up from flooding after the weekend blizzard --  despite what Gov. Chris Christie initially said -- and experts offer these five tips to residents and business owners looking to maximize their flood insurance claims.

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January 27, 2016

Atlantic Coast residents digging out from last weekend’s blizzard may be relieved to know that a standard homeowner’s insurance policy covers most types of damage caused by...

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January 14, 2016

An expert on wildfire insurance claims Wednesday night told a small group of property owners who lost buildings in the Butte Fire not to be in a hurry to settle with their insurance carriers.

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January 14, 2016

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recently named 35 consumer liaison representatives for 2016.

The 20 funded and 15 unfunded consumer representatives began their terms Jan. 1, 2016.  Funded representatives receive travel expense reimbursement from the NAIC; unfunded representatives pay their own expenses.

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January 12, 2016

LA Times - For the last several months, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have sounded a lot more like salesmen than bureaucrats. And their sales pitch for flood insurance — which harps on the dangers of El Niño while espousing the benefits of protecting your property — has largely worked.

Last week, as long-awaited rains arrived in California, FEMA announced a...

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January 6, 2016

A series of El Niño-generated storms are forecast to hit California through the winter months, and that has a lot of people worried about possible flooding and getting flood insurance coverage. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez talks to insurance expert Amy Bach about what you need to know about flood insurance and what sets it apart from other kinds of coverage. (Photo: Courtesy FEMA)

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January 6, 2016

The California Earthquake Authority is offering new insurance policy options this year, including deductibles ranging from 5 to 25 percent, higher coverage limits for personal property and additional living expenses, and a bigger discount for homeowners who submit verified proof of retrofitting.

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December 31, 2015

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December 22, 2015

With luck, your trip will bring only good times, but it pays to be prepared for an unexpected health crisis away from home. If you get into a car accident or slip on ice, will insurance cover your care?

Your health insurance plan should cover medical emergencies while you’re on the road, whether for a holiday or vacation, but plans vary. So, do a little legwork before you travel to...

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December 19, 2015

The National Flood Insurance Program was in debt. Lots-of-zeroes kind of debt.

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