homeowners News

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge to San Francisco Gun Law

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a National Rifle Association challenge to a San Francisco law that requires people who store handguns at home to either put them in a lockbox or disable them with a trigger lock. Over two …

December Was Ohio’s Deadliest Month for Fires in 2014

A string of multiple-fatality home blazes made December Ohio’s deadliest fire month of 2014 and pushed the year’s death toll to 115. Statistics requested by The Associated Press from the state fire marshal’s office show 16 people were killed by …

Lava Nears First Home in Hawaii

Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes. That accommodation is being made to “provide for a means of closure,” Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl …

Homeowners Sue Golf Course For Negligence in California Fire

A group of homeowners has sued a golf course owner for negligence, stemming from a wildfire that destroyed eight houses, two businesses and an apartment complex near San Diego. The lawsuit filed last week in San Diego Superior Court blames …

Lighthouse Insurance Expands Homeowners Program to North Carolina

Beginning in November 2014, Lighthouse Property Insurance Corp. will offer homeowners insurance and flood insurance throughout North Carolina. While Lighthouse will debut in the state with only homeowners and flood, it expects to introduce a dwelling fire product in 2015. …

Lighthouse Property Insurance Launches Dwelling Fire Product in South Carolina

Owners of South Carolina rental properties have the option of insuring their residences through Lighthouse Property Insurance Corp. beginning July 14. The coverage is available for rental residence or an owner-occupied home. Optional personal liability coverage and the ability to …

ANE, Hyundai Marine & Fire Launch New Homeowners Insurance Program

ANE, Agency Network Exchange, has formed an agreement with Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co. that gives its members direct access to Hyundai’s new homeowners insurance product. ANE and its member agents collaborated with Hyundai to develop this product, which …

Hartford Steam Boiler Announces Help Desk Service for Homeowners

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. (HSB) is now offering technical support services for homeowners through a partnership with Sutherland Global Services (Sutherland), a provider of business process outsourcing. The services are available as part of MyHomeWorks, a …

Austin Homeowner’s Interest in Flood Insurance Rises

Insurance agents in Austin, Texas report the interest in homeowners obtaining flood insurance coverage has risen dramatically after two recent rains that have flooded portions of Austin and neighboring communities. Roughly 650 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed …

Tornado-Related Insurance Claims Climb in Oklahoma

The total number of tornado-related insurance claims filed by Oklahomans has climbed to 32,433 since May 19, state insurance regulators report. The filings represent insured losses of nearly $250 million, including 13,938 homeowners claims, 17,492 auto claims and 724 commercial …