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Insurance companies put to the test with fires

The California insurance industry will be reeling for some time after the Camp and Woolsey wildfires. However, these companies enter into a contract with their customers, so how they handle that contract will have a large impact on how they move forward. Will they retain old customers? Will they gain new ones? What types of properties they are trusted to underwrite in the future?

Dog bites are a top homeowner policy claim

We love our pets, but our pets do not always love other people. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III) and State Farm insurance, one third of all homeowner liability claims involve dog bites and dog-related injuries. Industry experts believe that this ends up costing insurers about $700 million annually.

Disputing an insurance claim? This is the process

The unthinkable has happened, and you have suffered a terrible accident. Fortunately, you purchased insurance, and you are relieved that your damages will be covered by insurance. But after you file your claim, you are stunned when your insurance company offers you a much lower amount than you need.

What you should know about boating insurance

Boating is a favorite pastime for many Californians. Our state’s warm weather and beautiful beaches makes it a popular outdoor hobby. Some boaters are lulled into a false sense of security on the state’s peaceful waters. But many boaters, even skilled veterans, will experience an accident at some point or another.

What are the most common business insurance disputes?

There are several complex issues regarding business insurance that can result in disputes between the insurance company and the policyholder. These disputes often arise from minute details in a policy that are open to debate. And while every case is different, there are a few common issues that tend to cause disputes more often than others.

Exploring small business liability insurance plans, part 2

Small business owners understand the importance of liability insurance. Liability insurance can provide much-needed coverage for accidents, injuries or natural disasters. There are several different types of liability insurance, and choosing the best option is often confusing.

Exploring small business liability insurance plans, part 1

Insurance is crucial for protecting your small business from unexpected hazards. One of the most important types of insurance that small business owners should have is liability insurance. A liability insurance policy can protect you in the event that a customer, client or employee should have an accident on the premises or file a lawsuit against you.

Filing a wildfire-related insurance claim? Follow these tips

As if losing your property in the recent wildfires wasn’t enough, now you must file an insurance claim to recoup your damages. Filing an insurance claim may not be as harrowing as surviving a wildfire, but it is a tedious and often frustrating process that policyholders rarely enjoy. To make matters even more difficult, insurance companies do not always pay their clients a fair settlement.

Know these crucial dos and don’ts of business insurance

A comprehensive insurance plan is a must-have for business owners. Insurance is necessary to protect your company against injury lawsuits, natural disasters or property damage. Many business owners are aware of the necessity of commercial insurance, but aren’t sure where to start.

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