North Carolina Rate Bureau News

North Carolina Home Insurers to Appeal Rate Denial

Insurance companies aren’t giving up on their quest to raise premiumson North Carolina homeowners by an average of 25 percent, according to an industry spokesman. The group representing nearly 100 companies selling homeowners policies in North Carolina is appealing its …

North Carolina Home Insurers Weigh Appeal of Rate Denial

North Carolina property insurers are on hold while the industry rating agency contemplates whether to appeal a decision by regulators denying a proposed 25.3 percent rate increase. The North Carolina Rate Bureau made the rate filing on behalf of the …

North Carolina Denies Homeowners Insurance Rate Hike

North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of roughly 25 percent were told Friday the state’s regulator is instead approving a zero overall change. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said that after …

North Carolina Approves Workers’ Compensation Rates for 2015

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said new workers’ compensation rates have been approved as filed and will go into effect April 1, 2015. There will be a 3.4 percent average decrease to loss costs for the voluntary market. There …

North Carolina Opens Hearing on Homeowners Rate Hike

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowners’ coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as some insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers. Craig Smith has seen the annual …

North Carolina Hearing on 25% Homeowners Hike Moved to October

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner has postponed until October a hearing into a request by homeowners insurance companies to raise rates by an average of 25 percent statewide. Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said the public hearing to be held in Raleigh has …

North Carolina Hearing on Homeowners Increase Set for August

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has scheduled a hearing on August 6 in Raleigh on the insurers’ request to raise homeowners insurance rates an average of 25.3 percent. Goodwin said the proposed rates appear to the Department of Insurance …

North Carolina Regulator Receiving Comments on 25% Home Insurance Hike

North Carolina homeowners are looking at insurance cost increases averaging 25 percent starting in August if the state’s regulator goes along, and his office heard Friday from some of those upset about the prospect of higher premiums. The hearing came …

North Carolina Rate Bureau Stands By 25.3% Home Insurance Bid

Despite urging by the state’s insurance commissioner that they withdraw their bid, North Carolina homeowners insurers are unlikely to withdraw their request for a 25.3 percent average rate hike. The data supports the requested increase, according to Ray Evans, general …

North Carolina Regulator ‘Appalled’ at Home Insurers’ Request for 25% Rate Hike

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has called upon insurers in his state to withdraw a request for a 25.3 percent rate hike for homeowners insurance, saying he is “appalled” they would seek a raise just six months after a …