North Carolina Rate Bureau News

North Carolina Rate Bureau Withdraws Dwelling Rate Increase of 19.6% over Data Error

The North Carolina Rate Bureau is alerting all member companies that it has withdrawn its request for a 19.6 percent rate increase on dwelling policies due to a data error on its Dwelling Policy Program revisions announced in April, 2016. …

North Carolina High Court Dismisses Insurer Rate Increase Request

North Carolina’s Supreme Court is rejecting efforts by insurance companies to raise homeowners’ premiums. The state’s highest court on Friday dismissed arguments by the group that represents North Carolina insurers, which in 2014 sought an average 25 percent increase in …

Agency Owner Causey Defeats Goodwin in North Carolina Commissioner Race

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, a Democrat, was narrowly defeated Tuesday by his Republican opponent Mike Causey. Goodwin has served as North Carolina Insurance Commissioner since 2009. Causey, an insurance agency owner, won by nearly 39,000 votes, according to …

North Carolina Insurers Want Supreme Court Review of 25% Home Insurance Rate Hike Denial

The homeowners insurance rate increase disagreement between the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) and the insurance industry is not over. The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB), which files rates with NCDOI on behalf of insurers writing in the state, …

Court Upholds 25% Rate Increase Rejection for North Carolina Homeowners

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner had plenty of justification to reject a 2014 request by insurers to raise homeowners’ premiums by an average of 25 percent, the state Court of Appeals ruled August 2. Instead, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin imposed a …

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 …