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A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

by Ben Bradford Oct 18, 2018
Do not be alarmed if, a bit later on Thursday, you turn to see a bunch of co-workers peering out from under their desks. It’s not an alien invasion or a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek. Nearly 60 million people around…

A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

by Ben Bradford Oct 18, 2018
Do not be alarmed if, a bit later on Thursday, you turn to see a bunch of co-workers peering out from under their desks. It’s not an alien invasion or a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek. Nearly 60 million people around…
Weather Economy

After a disaster, FEMA documents home damage, a former inspector explains

by Lizzie O'Leary Sep 8, 2017
His advice: Have your proof of ownership ready.
Jack Wheeler and his wife, Tami Wheeler, watch as a FEMA housing inspector measures their flooded home in 2008 in Oakville, Iowa.
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Weather Economy

Their homes escaped flooding, but the fear lingers

by Paulina Velasco Sep 1, 2017
"Everyone becomes on edge when you hear any type of heavy rainfall," a Louisiana homeowner says.
A flooded street in Cypress, Texas, northwest of Houston.
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Despite wildfires, more homes built in forests

by Megan Verlee Jul 2, 2013
Why more and more homes are going up in the country’s most fire-prone areas.
Weather Economy

More areas becoming uninsurable due to volatile weather

by Stacey Vanek Smith Jun 25, 2013
A new report predicts rising sea levels and more volatile weather will make more beachfront areas uninsurable.
Heavy beach erosion caused by the waves threatens condominiums on Singer Island, Florida.
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Weather Economy

The overlooked benefits of renters insurance

by Stacey Vanek Smith Nov 1, 2012
Insurance claims from Sandy will reach an estimated $15 billion. But many people will have to cover damage to their household possessions because they don't have renters insurance.
A Hoboken resident clears water from a ground floor apartment on Fifth Street on October 31, 2012 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Advocates say insurance costs strain homeowners

by Zoe Sullivan Oct 9, 2012
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.

Insured see climbing rates, as coverage declines

by Dan Bobkoff Sep 7, 2012
Consumer advocates say there's a trend in the home insurance industry to lower coverage in order to keep rates from increasing too much.

When it comes to home insurance, read the fine print

by Dan Bobkoff Sep 7, 2012
Consumer advocates warn that some home insurers have been holding premiums steady by providing less coverage.