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As cold weather sets in, protect your home from frozen pipes

Raleigh, NC – January 2, 2018 – With temperatures expected to drop well below freezing across the state this week, North Carolinians are encourage to protect their homes against frozen pipes and other cold-weather problems.  "Frozen plumbing that leads to burst pipes can cause several thousand dollars in property damage," said Russ Dubisky, a spokesman for the Insurance Federation of North Carolina.  Read more...

Watch out for deer, especially this time of year

Raleigh, NC – October 31, 2017 – The last three months of each year bring about deer migration and mating season.  Unfortunately, this increases the chances of being in a deer-vehicle collision.  According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, more than 19,500 animal-related crashes were reported in North Carolina in 2016, with an estimated 90% of those involving deer.  Read more...

Tropical cyclone could impact North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – August 28, 2017 – A disturbance off the coast of Georgia is moving over warm waters and the National Hurricane Center is forecasting its development into a tropical storm over the next 12 to 24 hours.  This potential cyclone has prompted the issuance of a Tropical Storm warning for parts of eastern North Carolina, including most of the Outer Banks.  Read more...

Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime

Raleigh, NC – August 23, 2017 – Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime!  In fact, it is an expensive and often a dangerous crime that results in increased insurance costs for every household.  While the exact amount of fraud is difficult to determine, the Insurance Information Institute estimates that 10% of the insurance industries' losses and adjustment expenses can be attributed to fraud.  Read more...

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February 9 - Rent might go up this fall:  North Carolina's rate bureau proposes another hike

North Carolina Rate Bureau's proposed dwelling insurance rate increase territories, with areas in New Hanover, Pender, Onslow and Brunswick Counties incurring an increase of up to 35 percent.   Read more...

January 22 - NC homeowners insurance increase on hold ... for now

Your homeowners' insurance isn't increasing just yet.  Negotiations between the N.C. Department of Insurance and N.C. Rate Bureau over proposed changes -- including hikes in many coastal areas -- have entered the next stage following N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey's announcement earlier this month that he head denied a Rate Bureau proposal.   Read more...

January 16 - Vermont is best state for insurance: Report

Vermont again has the best insurance regulatory environment, while Delaware has the worst among U.S. states, according to a new report.  Read more...

January 5 - Insurance Commissioner Causey rejects proposed Homeowners Insurance rate increase: Sets Hearing Date

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set July 23, 2018 as the hearing date for the North Carolina Rate Bureau's proposed 18.7 percent homeowners insurance rate increase.  Read more...

 

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