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Now is the time to prepare as Hurricane Florence moves towards the carolinas

Raleigh, NC – September 10, 2018 – Hurricane Florence is intensifying and has become a major storm that will likely 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 are likely to begin experiencing strong winds and flooding by mi-week. Read more...

Are you prepared as hurricane season reaches its peak?

Raleigh, NC – September 5, 2018 – After a quiet August, forecasters are predicting an increase in storm activity and potential development in the Atlantic basin over the next several weeks.  Wind shear, which helps break up developing storms, appears to be decreasing in the Atlantic, but hurricane season is also reaching its historical peak. Read more...

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...

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October 15 - Who pays if a scooter rider is involved in an accident?

Use of electric scooters is exploding in North Carolina but if you get into an accident using one - who pays? If you are a pedestrian and you get struck by an automobile - The North Carolina Department of Insurance says your auto insurance policy will cover you if you have optional medical coverage.  Read more...

September 19 - Flood Damage in The Carolinas Will Be Widespread, But Insurance Coverage Isn’t

Flood damage from Hurricane Florence will be extensive, but in North Carolina many don’t have flood insurance. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey discusses the situation.  Read more...

September 17 - What Consumers Should Do to Get Fair Claims Payments in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) today warned consumers to prepare to file claims for damage resulting from Hurricane Florence and offered tips on how to get all you are entitled to out of the insurance company.  Read more...

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...

 

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