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now is the time to prepare as Hurricane dorian moves towards the carolinas

Raleigh, NC – September 1, 2019 – Hurricane Dorian is a category 5 storm that could potentially impact North Carolina within the next several days. Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency, and forecasters with the National Weather Service predict that parts of the state could begin experiencing strong winds and flooding as early as mid-week. Read more...

protect yourself this vacation season

Raleigh, NC – August 1, 2019 – Summer is vacation season, and August is one of the highest travel months of the year. Unfortunately, summer vacations can present additional risks whether you’re traveling away from home, spending time on the water, or taking an excursion on an ATV or in an RV. “Homeowners, renters, and other recreation-seekers are encouraged to review their insurance policies be safe, and help protect themselves against loss” said Russ Dubisky, a spokesman for the Insurance Federation of North Carolina (IFNC). Read more...

pool safety and insurance

Raleigh, NC – June 28, 2019 – Summer has officially arrived and with warmer weather many lucky Americans will cool off in a swimming pool. A pool can provide fund and enjoyment, but it also brings about added responsibility and risk for property owners. In fact, there are over 3,500 drowning deaths in the U.S. each year. Approximately 20% of those tragic cases involve children under the age of 14. Read more...

Be prepared this hurricane season

Raleigh, NC – June 1, 2019 – Researchers from North Carolina State University are predicting an average hurricane season in 2019, which could produce between 13 to 16 named storms in the Atlantic basin. Five to seven of those storms could become hurricanes, and two two three could develop into major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). Read more...

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October 7 - NC Democratic Party Chairman Goodwin raising money for Insurance Commissioner run

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin has begun fundraising for a 2020 campaign for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner. Read more...

September 12 - Commissioner Causey negotiates settlement on homeowners;, mobile home insurance rates

The N.C. Department of Insurance has settled a homeowners’ insurance legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau, averting a potentially costly administrative battle with insurance companies. This means the hearing scheduled for Oct. 2 is canceled. Read more...

August 26 - Insurance Companies Request Rate Increase for Dwelling Policies

The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a Dwelling insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau on Aug. 14. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Department of Insurance, represents all companies writing property insurance in the state. Read more...

August 21 - Worker’s paralysis from car accident not compensable

A traveling employee who became paralyzed in a car accident that took place after he had dinner and a beer was not entitled to workers compensation, an appellate court held Tuesday. Read more...

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