State Farm Reverses California Policy Non-Renewals – With a Catch

State Farm - Home Insurance Reversal

State Farm, the largest insurance carrier in California, has announced a significant reversal of its earlier decision to not renew over 70,000 policies in the state, including 30,000 home insurance policies. This change comes after the company initially cited increasing wildfire risks as the primary reason for its decision back in March. However, the company’s renewed commitment comes with a notable caveat that is bound to impact policyholders significantly. State Farm Reversal and The Catch According to a statement from Sevag Sarkissian, State Farm’s California spokesperson, while the company will…

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New Vermont farm insurance for extreme weather proposed by senators

Farm Insurance - New Law in Vermont

The increasing risk of flooding has the lawmakers looking to ways of protecting producers Following the flooding experienced by farmers in Vermont last year, a survey showed that 70 percent of them didn’t have farm insurance to cover their crops and/or livestock. Coverage wasn’t always available This wasn’t just a matter of choosing not to obtain coverage. For another 10 percent of the respondents, the type of farm insurance they would have needed didn’t exist.  This meant that only about one in every five food producers had coverage in place…

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USAA insurance company is profitable again after a bad 2022

Insurance company - 2022 loss - 2023 profit

That year was the first time in the insurer’s 102 years that it failed to bring in a profit The USAA insurance company has announced that it brought in a net income of $1.2 billion in 2023, following a rough 2022, in which it posted a net loss of $1.3 billion. The figures were released this month Even though the insurance company faced similar challenges that caused it to post a loss in 2022, it still managed to turn a profit.  The 2022 losses were the first time in the…

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North Carolina property owners to see dwelling insurance rate spike by 8 percent

Dwelling Insurance - North Carolina - 8 percent increase

Commissioner Mike Causey announced the average rate increase across the state. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced that following negotiations with the dwelling insurance market, there will be an average 8 percent rate increase across the state. The increase is substantially lower than what was requested The North Carolina Rate Bureau had been seeking an average increase to dwelling insurance rates of 50.6 percent.  That means that following negotiations, it was reduced by 42.6 percent to arrive at the average that will be implemented in the state. This…

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Warren Buffett thinks cyber insurance market could see “huge losses”

Cyber insurance - Losses

Berkshire Hathaway and its head see a chance that this market will experience struggles Berkshire Hathaway recently held its annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, and there, top exec Warren Buffett and top insurance exec Ajit Jain said that cyber insurance is too risky for the company. That particular market is currently quite profitable At the meeting, Jain underscored that while cyber insurance is profitable at the moment and has become “a very fashionable product,” the risks associated with investing in it are quite high.  He said that to date for…

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