May 4, 2016

The New York high court's Tuesday ruling that each excess insurance policy covering Viking Pump Inc. and Warren Pumps LLC can be held liable for an entire loss resulting from asbestos claims gives policyholders a faster, cost-efficient path to coverage for multiyear claims by allowing them to target carriers in a single year, experts say.

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April 26, 2016

HOUSTON - Victims of flooding who need to make home repairs can benefit from a free service now being offered by Angie’s List, a review and rating website geared toward consumers.

Angie’s List is offering KPRC viewers, who’ve experienced flood damage, free access to the site to see reviews for reliable contractors to help with clean-up or home repairs.

Homeowners should call the...

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April 11, 2016

It’s been nearly four years since an unknown source sparked one of the costliest wildfires in Colorado history. Waldo Canyon fire insurance claims totaled more than $350 million — almost $1 million for every home lost.

That fire’s infelicitous record would stand less than a year, when insurance claims on the Black Forest fire climbed higher than $420 million, covering the nearly 500...

April 1, 2016

A nonprofit consumer rights and insurance education organization has told the Third Circuit that General Refractories Co. was correctly awarded $36 million in its suit accusing Travelers of improperly denying coverage for asbestos exposure claims, saying the insurer gets Pennsylvania insurance law wrong.

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March 28, 2016

FORBES - After the terrorist bombings in Brussels last week, over 200 flights going to or through the affected airport were canceled, disrupting travel for thousands. The airport remained closed down through Friday. Some of the airlines with itineraries to Brussels issued refunds to their customers. However, if individuals had other trips or hotel stays that depended on this leg of their...

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March 25, 2016

US News and World Report - Four ways to help fund the removal of toxins from your home.

Discovering toxins in your home is often terrifying – it's not just lowering the value of your home, but it's also potentially causing long-lasting health problems.

While remediation or mitigation of the issue is often a necessary step upon discovery, that is sometimes easier said than done....

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March 14, 2016

When it comes to insurance, we all look for ways to save money. One of the easiest and most common ways to save is by bundling auto and home insurance with one company.

Insurance companies typically offer discounts in exchange for carrying more than one type of insurance with them. In addition to auto and home insurance, some companies offer discounts for bundling renters, condo, life,...

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March 7, 2016

USA Today - It’s your “good neighbor.” It’s “on your side.” But after a car accident, some drivers fear their insurance company won’t be such a pal.

“Hopefully, your insurer will step up,” says Amy Bach, executive director of consumer advocacy group United Policyholders. “But auto claims...

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February 26, 2016

United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based nonprofit agency that assists insurance holders after disasters, will host a workshop offering tax tips for Butte Fire victims at 6 p.m. Friday in the Mountain Ranch Community Club, 8049 Washington St., Mountain Ranch.

United Policyholders Executive Director Amy Bach said the workshop is open to the general public and provides information that...

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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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