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West Texas Wildfire Destroys 7 Homes

An official says a wildfire destroyed seven homes in a rural area near the West Texas town of Eula. Meanwhile, a wildfire burned almost 3 square miles of ranch land north of Amarillo. The fires, which both started on Jan. …

Insurance Noodle Expands Quoting to Homeowners Insurance Market

Insurance Noodle, a membership-based online platform for insurance agents, has rolled out its new homeowner’s insurance quoting capabilities. Agents who join Insurance Noodle can now access homeowner’s quotes for standard, difficult-to-insure, and high-value homes, as well as for renter’s and …

Landslide Hits Central Oregon Coast Home and Kills Woman

A 70-year-old woman died and her husband suffered injuries when a landslide struck their vacation home on the central Oregon coast. Officials say Dolores Miller died when the landslide struck the home near Florence at about 3:20 a.m. Friday. Siuslaw …

Vermont Court Lets Home Insurer Off the Hook in Pesticide Lawsuit

A Vermont family who said their home was made unlivable by an exterminator who used a banned pesticide has had their lawsuit against an insurance company overturned. Neil and Patricia Whitney said a foster child brought bedbugs into their home …

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Licensed in New Hampshire

Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC) received a certificate of authority from the New Hampshire Insurance Department approving UPCIC as a licensed insurance entity in New …

Attorneys: N.Y. Woman’s Lawsuit Against Nephew Was an Insurance Case

A New York woman who sued her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 over injuries she received when he exuberantly greeted her at his birthday party four years ago was forced to go to court over her medical bills, her lawyers said …

Conn. Warns Insurers Not to Terminate Home Policies Over Foundation Problems

The Connecticut Insurance Department sent a notice to insurers writing homeowners insurance in the state, notifying them they are not allowed to cancel or non-renew homeowners policies based on foundation problems. “It has come to the Insurance Department’s attention as …

Oregon Homes Demolished Without Proper Asbestos Removal

Contractors have been tearing down hundreds of Portland homes without properly removing the asbestos inside, a practice that ignores state regulations and could put workers at risk. An investigation by The Oregonian found that weak regulatory oversight from the Department …

Hyundai Fire & Marine Enters California Homeowners Market

King Insurance has created a strategic partnership with Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co. to sell Hyundai’s recently filed, California Homeowner Insurance products. Policies will be sold through King’s independent agent network. Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co. is a …

California Blazes Destroy 2,000-plus Homes, Curb Insurer Appetites

A pair of massive California wildfires that have destroyed more than 2,000 structures are now considered among the most damaging fires in state history, and they could change the way insurers view risk or conduct underwriting in rural areas in …