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Court Order Can’t Stop Stray Golf Balls from Hitting Pennsylvania Home

A couple who live next to a Pennsylvania golf course says errant balls are still hitting their property despite a previous court order. The (Allentown) Morning Call says Jerzy and Halina Wisniewski returned to Northampton County court Wednesday with 50-some …

Vertus Insurance Launches Supplemental Catastrophe Insurance in Florida

Florida-Based managing general underwriter Vertus Insurance Partners has launched a supplemental insurance policy targeting homeowners in hurricane prone states. Available now in Florida, CAT4Home will provide complete hurricane deductible reimbursement and additional coverage for select exposures typically limited or excluded …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Advises Preparation for Winter Weather

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has advised consumers to plan ahead and review their homeowners and auto insurance policies as winter weather conditions like snow, sleet and ice become more frequent. “Winter is coming, and it is important that you …

The California Earthquake Authority 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today insurers began selling California Earthquake Authority policies – two years off of a hard lesson learned by the state’s residents and its insurance market. But 20 years later are we any better off? Glenn Pomeroy, the …

Q&A: Deloitte Insurance Expert Discusses Hurricane Season and Flood Insurance

Although Atlantic hurricane season ends in November, cleanup from any damage seen on the East Coast could last beyond the end of the season. Some coastal areas, such as Virginia Beach, were impacted this season, particularly by flooding. Flooding is …

Palomar Specialty, Cabrillo Coastal Launch Homeowners Program in Mississippi

Palomar Specialty Insurance Company has partnered with Cabrillo Coastal General Insurance Agency, LLC to offer coastal homeowners insurance in Mississippi. Palomar Specialty is currently offering homeowners coverage through Cabrillo-appointed agents. Mississippi represents the second state in which Palomar Specialty offers …

Rutgers Law School in New Jersey Launches Project to Improve Homeowners’ Insurance

Rutgers Law School’s Camden, N.J., location, in collaboration with United Policyholders, is seeking to improve homeowners’ insurance nationally through its recently launched project. The Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility at Rutgers Law School in Camden and United Policyholders have launched a …

ISO Files Homesharing Coverage Options For Homeowners’ Policies

ISO has introduced new homesharing insurance options to address exposures that policyholders may face when renting out all or parts of their homes. The new homeowners coverage options and accompanying rating provisions have been filed on a multistate basis to …

Insurers for Oregon Homeowners to Pay in Settlement of Tree Cutting Case

Two Gresham, Ore. couples have agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing them of cutting down or damaging dozens of protected trees to improve the views from their homes. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported court documents released this week show …

California Commissioner Orders State Farm to Reduce Homeowner Rates

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday issued a decision requiring State Farm Insurance Co. to reduce its dwelling insurance rates by an average of 7.0 percent, resulting is $78.6 million in annual savings for California policyholders. State Farm requested …