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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December 14, 2015

Here are the top items survivors may need for health, safety and comfort

A family whose home goes up in flames may lose everything — but simple...

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December 8, 2015

Thousands of Long Island homes damaged by superstorm Sandy are still not covered by flood insurance, leaving much of the region dependent on government aid if another catastrophe hits, a Newsday analysis of federal data has found.

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December 3, 2015

The biggest insurance mistake you can make is not having insurance. That sounds like an advertisement for an insurance company, but generally, it's true. If you're driving without car insurance, you're breaking the law. If you don't have health insurance, you'll likely pay a fee on your federal tax.

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