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Who is liable for dog bites?

Raleigh, NC – May 30, 2018 – Dog bites can be serious, and insurance claims information indicates that they are becoming more frequent, accounting for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  Read more...

Spring showers can mean severe weather in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – April 27, 2018 – It's that time of year when thunderstorms become more frequent and intense.  Severe weather can bring damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, and flooding - often without much notice or time to prepare.  Read more...

N.C. Traffic Safety Conference to focus on reducing distracted driving

Raleigh, NC – March 30, 2018 – The North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program will host the 2018 NC Traffic Safety Conference & Expo beginning on April 9th where many state and national experts will gather to discuss a growing, but often preventable problem -- roadway fatalities.  Traffic fatalities in North Carolina dropped slightly last year, but continue to hover near a five-year high.  Read more...

Firm Foundation-Insurance industry impact on North carolina

Raleigh, NC – February 5, 2018 – The insurance industry has a significant impact on North Carolina's economy that extends well beyond its responsibilities to collect premiums and settle claims.  The industry employs almost 83,000 people, and accounted for more than $5.5 billion in compensation.  Addionally, the industry pays over $500 million in state premium taxes, and contributes about $8.5 billion to North Carolina's gross state product (1.7% of the total).  Read more...

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April 26 - Wendell women shares warning after being dropped by insurance for filing two claims

What was the last insurance claim you filed?  Or the last phone call you made to your insurer about something?  Did you know every call, inquiry or claim adds up in a report insurance companies keep on customers?  Read more...

April 20 - Homeowners insurance to increase by 5.5 percent on the coast

After months of negotiation, coastal homeowners will end up paying more for insuring their homes this year.  Read more...

April 19 - North Carolina Truckers to See 14.61% Surcharge on Liability Insurance

North Carolina motor carriers are being slapped with a 14.61% surcharge on their liability insurance policies to plug a $96 million shortfall in the state's insurance risk pool.  Read more...

April 19 - North Carolina Homeowners Insurers Agree to 4.8% Rate Increase

The North Carolina Department of Insurance has reached a settlement with the North Carolina Rate Bureau on homeowner insurance rates that will increase rates statewide by an average of 4.8 percent.  Read more...

March 23 - Atlantic Beach Officials encourage opposition to proposed insurance rate increase

Friday is the last day to comment on a proposal from the N.C. Rate Bureau to increase certain insurance policy rates, and town officials are encouraging property owners in the town to do so.  Read more...

 

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