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American Integrity Insurance Launches Umbrella Coverage for Florida Homeowners

Tampa-based American Integrity Insurance Co., a Florida property insurance company, has launched a new umbrella policy for Florida consumers and property insurance policyholders. The new coverage offers up to $5 million in protection. Umbrella coverage is designed to help protect …

Americans Put Too Much Faith in Homeowners Insurance

Too few Americans take steps to prepare for disasters and too many assume their home insurance policies will bail them out if one strikes. As disaster season peaks, a new national consumer survey commissioned by Trusted Choice and the Independent …

Palomar Specialty Launches New Earthquake Product in Missouri

Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. has launched a new residential earthquake insurance product called Flex Choice for residents of Missouri. Flex Choice allows consumers to customize their residential earthquake coverage to meet their specific needs through a variety of coverage alternatives …

See More Heat, Fire Danger in Store for Southern California

More high heat and elevated fire danger is in store for much of Southern California, especially interior areas. The National Weather Service says the scenario is due to an upper-level high-pressure system combined with weakening onshore flow near the surface. …

Wildfire Destroys More than 100 Homes in Northern California

A wildfire stuck a Northern California town still recovering from a massive fire nearly a year ago, destroying more than 100 homes and forcing thousands to flee, authorities said Monday. Gusts kicked up flames on Sunday and the fire tore …

California Administrative Law Judge Orders State Farm to Refund $85M

An administrative law judge at the California Department of Insurance found that State Farm overcharged customers $85 million and ordered the carrier to issue refunds and reduce rates. The judge determined that since July 15, 2015, State Farm’s premiums for …

California Watchdog Group Wants State Farm to Reduce Rates by 40%

Consumer Watchdog filed a petition in California challenging State Farm’s proposed rates for its homeowners insurance and wants the insurers to cut its rates by as much as 40 percent. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based consumer group said insurer will be …

Wildfires Threaten Homes in Central California

Crews contended with blistering temperatures Monday as they tried to beat back a wildfire that burned rural homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in California’s Central Valley, while cooler weather gave firefighters a break as they battled a 10-day-old blaze …

Airbnb Sues Southern California City over Short-term Rental Law

Airbnb is suing the city of Anaheim over a law that regulates short-term rentals. The Orange County Register reported the suit argues the city violates free-speech rights and federal law by holding Airbnb responsible when users post listings for illegal …

Containment on Massive California Wildfire Increases

Containment has increased on a wildfire north of Los Angeles, which has grown to more than 58 square miles. Officials report the blaze is 25 percent surrounded as of today, and most of the evacuation orders affecting 10,000 homes were lifted …