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Louisiana Commissioner Asks State Farm to Offer Lower Hurricane Deductible

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has asked State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. (State Farm) to offer its Louisiana policyholders Louisiana the option of a 2 percent hurricane deductible on their homeowners’ insurance policies by paying the actuarially needed difference in premium, if …

State Farm Increases Hurricane Deductible in Louisiana to 5%

One month into the hurricane season, State Farm’s 308,000 Louisiana homeowner’s customers are confronting an unpleasant change: their policies now include a mandatory 5 percent hurricane deductible. State Farm spokesman Gary Stephenson tells The Advocate the hurricane deductible was included …

N.Y. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Cap Hurricane Deductibles at $1,500

New York legislators have introduced a bill this week that seeks to cap the percentage-based hurricane deductibles for homeowners’ insurance or dwelling fire personal lines policy in New York State at $1,500.The bill also seeks to establish that such hurricane …

A Look at New Insurance Laws Taking Effect in 2013

With 2013 just around the corner, a number of states are preparing to implement new insurance-related laws. Insurance Journal highlights some of the changes that will take place around the country.

Consumer Group Asks Officials to Monitor Deductibles, ACC Clauses

A consumer advocacy group has sent letters to government officials in the northeastern states, urging officials to monitor how insurers handle claims after Superstorm Sandy. The group, the Consumer Federation America (CFA), asked officials to pay close attention to how …

Some Homeowners Unexpectedly Hit With ‘Windstorm Deductible’

In the immediate days after Superstorm Sandy, officials in the Northeastern states declared that hurricane deductibles would not apply to Sandy claims. Officials from northeastern states including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said hurricane deductibles wouldn’t be applicable in …

Hurricane Deductibles Won’t Apply for Sandy in Del. Penn., R.I., D.C.

[Update: Maine also announced this week that hurricane deductibles would not apply for Sandy-related claims in the state. The Maine Bureau of Insurance told Insurance Journal Monday, Nov. 5, that hurricane deductibles will not apply since no hurricane warnings were …

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo: New Yorkers Won’t Have to Pay Hurricane Deductible for Sandy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that New York homeowners will not have to pay potentially large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Sandy. New York joins other northeastern states — New Jersey, Maryland and …

No Hurricane Deductibles for Sandy Claims in New Jersey, Maryland

Hurricane deductibles will not be applicable for Sandy-related claims in New Jersey, the state where the superstorm made landfall late Monday. New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Ken Kobylowski communicated to the insurance industry Tuesday night that …

Hurricane Deductibles Will Not Apply for Sandy-Related Claims in Conn.

The Connecticut insurance department issued a notice to the insurance industry Tuesday, alerting the industry that companies may not impose a hurricane deductible on Connecticut claims related to superstorm Sandy. “Please be advised based on information received from the National …