A preponderance of fender-benders and speeding tickets could add to some consumers’ insurance rates – not just on auto policies, but for a homeowners policy, too.
A new Allstate product, House & Home, looks at prospective customers’ driving records and auto insurance claims when determining rates for a homeowners insurance policy. According to the Chicago Tribune, Allstate documentsfor its agents state, “Research shows there is a strong correlation between auto and homeowners’ losses and that a person’s driving history can be a predictor of an individual’s loss potential with their home." Click here to read the full article.
Home and auto insurers bombard everyone with slick ads telling them that they are in good hands and that they’ll be there for you in your time of need – just like a good neighbor. But the ugly truth is that deregulation has allowed insurance companies to carve up their policies over the last decade. Consumers are paying sky-high rates for policies that do not cover many of the perils you would expect. The Texas insurance market has become overwhelmingly complex, leaving many policyholders frustrated. Click here to read the full article.
This is why it has never been more important to have a relationship with your Insurance Agent/Agency. Your agent is your insurance educator and advocator, they can cut through the complexity of it all and make sure you have the coverage needed and arm you with the knowledge and peace of mind you deserve. An Independent Agent can take the frustration of rising premiums away by easily shopping your insurance with multiple carriers and finding the best coverage at the best price to meet all of your insurance needs.
This week is Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week. Though there is nothing that you can do to stop the storms there are a few precautions that you can take to give you some peace of mind when the big storm strikes. The spring storms in 2011 brought in approximately 160,000 insurance claims, which is tremendously high. When preparing for spring storms, take the time to go over your insurance coverage to make sure that you are adequately covered even if the worst disaster should occur. Review the full policy either on your own, or with an insurance agent or representative. This can help you to be certain that you won't be left with financial catastrophe following any damages that your precautions could not prevent. Click here to read the full article.
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