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Do you have a home inventory?

Raleigh, NC – July 31, 2018 – As we near the statistical peak of hurricane season, the Insurance Federation of North Carolina (IFNC) reminds consumers of the benefits of making a home inventory.  "An up-to-date home inventory is a great way to determine how much coverage you need to cover your contents" said Russ Dubisky, a spokesman for the IFNC.  "In the wake of disaster, you can rely on your inventory to help remember and replace everything that was lost." Read more...

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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August 6 - Boyle column: Is North Carolina's uninsured motorist program just a money-making farce?

As if I weren't irritated enough about North Carolina's auto insurance laws, Fairview resident Lew Coval made sure I got up to speed on his major frustration in this realm: uninsured motorists.  Read more...

August 6 - Thousands of dollars, multiple complaints and a roofer charged with fraud

Homeowner after homeowner paid thousands of dollars to Above and Beyond Roofing out of Charlotte and got nothing.  Frustrated, the homeowners reached out to 5 On Your Side.  Monica Laliberte started investigating and learned that the North Carolina Department of Insurance was doing the same.  Read more...

July 10 - North Carolina Insurance Risk Pool Halves Surcharge

In an effort to soften the blow of a surcharge tacked onto insurance policies for North Carolina truckers, officials with the state's insurance risk pool have cut in half the surcharge that will plug a $96 million shortfall in the agency's balance sheet.  Read more...

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...

 

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