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Survivors to receive an average $100,000 to $125,000 in Additional Coverage
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today announced that the California Department of Insurance (CDI) has
secured between $37 million and $46 million in additional coverage from AIG for Sayre Fire survivors in Sylmar.
Commissioner Poizner was joined by Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón;...
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Some of the nation's insurance consumer advocates are wary of current
proposals for federal regulation of insurance being passed around in
Washington. They prefer taking their chances with an imperfect state
regulatory system over what they fear would likely emerge from Congress
under any federal regulatory plan.
Birny Birnbaum, executive director for the Center...
Reporting from Sacramento -- A state legislative committee overseeing
the insurance industry has hired a former lawyer for State Farm as a top
advisor, alarming consumer activists who say the move is the latest
spin of a busy revolving door between government and the industry.
The appointment was made this week by state Sen. Ron Calderon
Keith Brannon has been living a minimalist's life since Hurricane
Like many New Orleanians, Brannon dragged the entire contents of his
house to the curb when his Broadmoor-Fontainebleau area home flooded and
moldered in the storm. He has replaced only the bare essentials.
"We don't have that much furniture because we're still finishing up the
Groups Want Reversal on Ruling That Companies Can Continue Illegal
Practices Until Someone Gets Hurt
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an
extraordinary request made late yesterday, eight public interest
organizations asked the California Supreme Court to scrap its recent
decision barring consumers from going to court to block unlawful...
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - If you own a home along the Gulf Coast, you learn
to dread hurricane season. You worry about damage to your home and the
damage to your wallet caused by ever increasing insurance rates.
The problem is getting so bad, some folks are organizing to get something done. The big question is...can anything be done?
Charles Hall was born in his home in...
Insurers are increasingly offering insurance discounts if you already own an environmentally friendly home or car as well as additions to standard policies that cover the costs of going green when renovating after a loss.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, as of last December, 22 companies offered 39 products and services specifically aimed at new green buildings or green...
There is a saying among consumer advocates regarding homeowner's insurance: “Use it and lose it.”
It is not a phrase that insurance companies are particularly fond of. But it sums up how all too many people feel about their homeowner's insurance: if you decide to make a claim, you are in danger of being dropped.
Take the case of Colin and...