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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...

April is distracted driving awareness month

Raleigh, NC – April 3, 2019 – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is one of the “4 Ds” (drunk, drugged, drowsy, and distracted) that causes an estimated 75% of accidents, and resulted in at least 123 fatalities in North Carolina last year, according to AAA of the Carolinas. Read more...

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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...

August 8 - NCDOI Launches First Criminal Investigations Reserve Unit to Fight Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has organized its first Criminal Investigations Reserve Unit to combat the extensive number of fraud cases in the state. Read more...

July 24 - Department of Insurance Encourages People to Check Flood Coverage

Realtors and insurance agents are being told at the North Carolina Department of Insurance Conference to remember: “If it rains, it could flood.” The Department of Insurance is training people on how to better inform you about your coverage. Read more...

 

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