May 23, 2017
Hurricane season is fast approaching, but don't be too focused on the official June 1 start date. This year, late April saw Arlene, the first named tropical storm of the season. Coastal...
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May 18, 2017
The Atlantic hurricane season is a little more than two weeks away, so now is a good time for homeowners along the coast to check their insurance coverage.
 
The annual hurricane season runs for six months, from June through November.
 
“A good place to start is your deductible,” said Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders,...
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May 16, 2017
The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association has urged the Eleventh Circuit to seek the Georgia Supreme Court's guidance on whether insurance carriers may be held liable for negligent, as opposed to bad faith, failure to settle a claim against a policyholder, saying the issue is key to deciding Nationwide's appeal of an unfavorable $8 million trial award.
 
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May 12, 2017
A policyholder advocacy group and two Christian organizations urged California's high court Wednesday to rule that an employer's negligent hiring or supervision of a worker who intentionally injures a third party is an accidental "occurrence" under a general liability insurance policy, saying state precedent supports that conclusion.
 
The issue came before the...
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May 4, 2017

It’s no secret that credit scores play an increasingly important role in our financial lives, determining everything from whether we qualify for a mortgage to what interest rate we’ll get on a new credit card. What still may surprise some, however, is how significant credit scores are in...

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April 24, 2017
An April 2017 report by United Policyholders reveals the state rankings of homeowner insurance protections that impact buying insurance. The research revealed that many major insurance companies and many states withhold coverage and policy provisions from consumers during the purchase. These same companies and states also withhold payment information....
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 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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