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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Expands Homeowners Coverage Into Georgia, Utah

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has added Georgia and Utah to the list of states where the insurer offers its homeowners product. With these additions, the company now offers its personal lines products in 22 states with plans for further …

California Wildfire Survivors Urged to Call FEMA Helpline by Dec. 16

People with losses due to the California wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have just five days left to register for federal aid. These counties are included in federal …

2020 Western U.S. Wildfire Season Gave Us Gigafire, Several Massive Blazes

Want more proof that 2020 will go down as a year we should all try hard to forget about? With some 9 million acres burned in wildfires across Western U.S. this year, and the introduction of a new and terrifying …

Reno Fire Department Says Wildfire Destroyed 5 Homes, Damaged 24

Authorities now say five homes were destroyed and 26 damaged by a wind-driven wildfire that roared through a Reno, Nev., neighborhood. Of the homes damaged Tuesday, three were heavily damaged and 21 had minor damage due to the fire, which …

Homeowners of America Insurance Expands into Illinois

Homeowners of America Insurance Co. (HOAIC), an Irving, Texas-based property/casualty insurance provider, is now offering its insurance products in the state of Illinois. HOAIC President and CEO Spencer Tucker said the move marks HOAIC’s “first entry into the Midwestern market.” …

California Pledges to Protect Homeowners from Insurer Withdrawals Due to Wildfires

California’s insurance commissioner on Monday pledged to step up efforts to protect the state’s residents from wildfires and address a pullback of private insurers from the state’s riskiest areas. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara convened a “virtual investigatory hearing” on Monday …

Progressive Integrates Home Insurance Quoting Into Mortgage Lending Program

Progressive Insurance is serving home buyers in the digital mortgage process and using information they’ve already entered for their loans to serve up homeowners’ insurance quotes with a single click. Working with mobile-first digital mortgage software company StreamLoan, the insurer …

Florida Homeowners Insurtech TypTap Goes National; Plans Roll-Out in 20 States

After launching in Florida as a flood insurer in 2016 and expanding into the homeowners market in 2018, TypTap Insurance Co. has officially started the process of becoming a nationwide company. The technology-driven insurer and subsidiary of HCI Group launched …

Insurance Consumer Advice for Buyers of High-Risk Homes: Liz Weston

When house hunting, the price of homeowners insurance probably isn’t top of mind. But homes with hidden risks can make getting coverage difficult, expensive or both. Learning how to identify them could save a homeowner a bundle. This could be …

Narragansett Bay Insurance Expands into Delaware, Maryland

Narragansett Bay Insurance Company (NBIC) began writing property and casualty insurance in Delaware and Maryland, effective Oct. 1, 2020. The two states mark the seventh and eighth states where the company provides homeowners insurance. NBIC already provides homeowners insurance in …