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Homeowners Insurance

NC insurers ask for homeowner policy rate hike

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videoThe North Carolina Department of Insurance says it has received a request by insurers that could mean big rate increases for homeowners policies across the state. Full story...
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Election ahead, NC insurance head defers rate rise

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videoTwo weeks before an election deciding whether he keeps his job, North Carolina's insurance commissioner is telling companies they'll have to prove they should get to increase premiums by an average of nearly 18 percent. Full story...
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Deadline for public comments on insurance hike Friday

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videoIf you want to have your say about a proposed hike in homeowners insurance that could cost residents in coastal counties up to 30 percent more, you're running out of time. The deadline for the public to submit comments on the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates is tomorrow. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Unexpected insurance hike threatens elderly woman's home

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video If your property taxes and insurance are held in escrow, you may want to keep a close eye on it. A Hampstead woman contacted us on behalf of her elderly mother, who was in danger of losing her home because her homeowner's insurance doubled, and she never knew it. Full story...
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Robeson County's arsons cost residents higher insurance

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Homeowners in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties are paying some of the highest insurance rates in the state because investigators found two out of three fires are intentionally set. Full story...
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NC court rejects appeal of coastal insurance jump

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video A North Carolina appeals court is rejecting a bid to freeze or even reverse homeowners' insurance premiums that soared by nearly 30 percent on the coast while falling in a third of the state's counties farthest from the shore. Full story...
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Appeals Court hears insurance hike challenges

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Surf City and Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties are part of the lawsuits challenging a homeowners insurance increase along the coast approved in 2008. The increase meant as much as a 30-percent rate jump for some coastal homeowners. Full story...
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Insurance company drops coverage for coastal mobile homes

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videoState Farm is cancelling more of its customers' polcies. It's no longer going to cover some mobile homes in the area. Full story...
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Grassroots organization voices opinion on coastal insurance rates

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videoAnother issue facing state lawmakers is coastal insurance rates. Residents in coastal counties are seeing a big increase in homeowners insurance. WWAY's Meghan Packer followed up with a woman we introduced to you last week, who is starting a grassroots organization to be a voice for coastal residents. Full story...
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Insurance rates taking residents by storm

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videoLocal homeowners are feeling the affects of some pretty high insurance rate spikes. The thirty percent increase that went into effect in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties May 1 is taking a hefty chunk out of people's wallets. Full story...
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