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Florida's assignment of benefits crisis

Runaway insurance litigation is spreading throughout Florida. Consumer costs are rising as a result. Learn more here.

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Publications Surviving severe cold weather

Much of the country periodically experiences severe and sustained cold weather, with snowfalls interspersed with periods of melting and freezing. This can inflict considerable damage on homes. Here are some tips and steps you can take to make insurance losses less likely during extended severe weather.

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Catastrophes Facts + Statistics: Wildfires

From January 1, 2018, to October 26, 2018, there were 50,546 wildfires, compared to 52,572 wildfires in the same period in 2017, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The Camp wildfire broke out in Butte County, California, on November 8 and became the deadliest and most destructive fire on record. Further south two other major fires, Hill and Woolsey are still burning. Learn more here. See also: California State Fact Sheet

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I.I.I. Glossary

CATASTROPHE BONDS- Risk-based securities that pay high interest rates and provide insurance companies with a form of reinsurance to pay losses from a catastrophe such as those caused by a major hurricane. They allow insurance risk to be sold to institutional investors in the form of bonds, thus spreading the risk. (See Securitization of insurance risk) )

RENTERS INSURANCE- A form of insurance that covers a policyholder’s belongings against perils such as fire, theft, windstorm, hail, explosion, vandalism, riots, and others. It also provides personal liability coverage for damage the policyholder or dependents cause to third parties. It also provides additional living expenses, known as loss-of-use coverage, if a policyholder must move while his or her dwelling is repaired. It also can include coverage for property improvements. Possessions can be covered for their replacement cost or the actual cash value that includes depreciation.

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Assignment Of Benefits Abuse Is Driving Up Insurance Costs In Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kim Kirchner, Coburn Communication: (212) 536-9837; Kim.Kirchner@coburnww.com New York Press Office, Insurance Information Institute: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org NEW YORK, December 11, 2018—Florida’s assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis continues to spread statewide and has co… Read More

McChrystal, Landrieu to Speak at Insurance Information Institute’s Forum on Jan. 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kim Kirchner, Coburn Communication: (212) 536-9837; Kim.Kirchner@coburnww.com New York Press Office, Insurance Information Institute: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org   NEW YORK, December 10, 2018—Retired Gen. Read More

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