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Insurance Journal West’s Top Stories for 2018: California Commissioner Race, Hawaii Lava, Wildfire Losses

Another year down, and too many fascinating news headlines to count. Hawaii’s lava, the race for California insurance commissioner, and a $23 million ruling in a lawsuit against Geico were among the most popular stories in Insurance Journal’s Western region. …

Official Figure on Insured Losses for 2018 California Wildfires Reaches $9B

The official tally for insured losses from this year’s major California wildfires is $9.05 billion – for now. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday released official figures for losses from the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey …

S&P Says Insurers and Reinsurers Can Absorb Losses from California Wildfires

S&P Global Ratings expects both the primary insurers and reinsurers to be able to absorb losses from the California wildfires, limiting them to an earnings event. However, the mounting bills from more frequents large wildfires in the state against a …

Insurance Adjusters Mobilized to Deal with Harvey Cat Losses

Teams of insurance adjusters were mobilized Friday in Texas cities closest to Hurricane Harvey’s expected path of destruction. Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane. According to AIR Worldwide, “the eye of the storm crossed …

Farmers Are Eligible for Flood Loans in 14 Michigan Counties

Farmers and ranchers in 14 Michigan counties are eligible for emergency loans due to widespread damage amid severe storms and flash flooding in June. The update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes after President Donald Trump last week made …

Report: Some Illinois Insurance Companies Forcing Roof Replacements

When Dennis Roberts’ car insurance started getting a bit too expensive, he did what a lot of consumers do and shopped around. Then he picked a new company and switched both his home and auto coverage, never expecting what it …

10 Arrested in North Carolina Staged Auto Accident Ring

Nine residents in Pitt County, North Carolina, were arrested in connection with an alleged staged auto accident ring, according to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI). Investigators allege the accused staged seven separate vehicle crashes between …

Oregon Woman Settles Suit over Abuse by Insurance Agent Father

A Eugene, Ore. woman who sued her adopted parents after disclosing that her father sexually abused her has agreed to settle the civil case. The Register-Guard reports that according to documents filed in Lane County Circuit Court last week the …

Farmers Estimates $225M Loss from Northern California Fires

Farmers Insurance reported more than 1,300 claims filed, and an anticipated 1,800 total, with an estimated overall loss of roughly $225 million from two California wildfires that burned nearly 150,000 acres this month in Napa, Sonoma, Amador and Calaveras counties. …

California Blazes Destroy 2,000-plus Homes, Curb Insurer Appetites

A pair of massive California wildfires that have destroyed more than 2,000 structures are now considered among the most damaging fires in state history, and they could change the way insurers view risk or conduct underwriting in rural areas in …