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2 years later, Congress poised to undo flood law

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Lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes in a bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in their premiums. Full story...
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August hearing set for insurance rate change request

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video Homeowners and insurers will have to wait until hurricane season for a hearing on a proposed change in home insurance rates that would send rates up an average of 25 percent across the state. Full story...
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NC auto insurance rates to hold steady for another year

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While North Carolina's home insurers are asking for consumers to pay more for insurance, auto insurers have gone another year holding steady. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Homeowners, leaders sound off against insurance rate change plan

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videoHomeowners and leaders sounded off today about the insurance industry's request to raise homeowners rates again across North Carolina. Full story...
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Resistance up to 25 percent NC home insurance hike

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videoNorth Carolina homeowners are looking at insurance cost increases averaging 25 percent in August if the state's regulator goes along. Full story...
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Proposed insurance rates would mean big hike for some in SENC, cuts for others

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A breakdown of the new rates requested late last week by North Carolina insurance companies show many people in our area would see big increases if approved, while many others would actually see their rates go down. Full story...
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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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New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington Health and BCBSNC launch NC’s first accountable care alliance

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), Wilmington Health (WH) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) have agreed to launch an Accountable Care Alliance to enhance care and provide greater value for health care consumers in Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Settlement reached, insurance rates to increase July 1

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video The North Carolina Department of Insurance and the insurance industry have reached a settlement. The agreement could mean a 19.8% increase for some coastal residents in the county. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Beach homeowner insurance going up almost 20%

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video Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin signed a settlement agreement today with homeowners insurance companies allowing an overall statewide average rate increase of 7 percent on July 1. The rate for the Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender county beaches though is going up almost 20 percent. Full story...
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NC House speaker talks about 2013 session

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The leader of the North Carolina House says focusing on government efficiencies and fixing the state's indebted unemployment insurance system will free up money so businesses can create jobs and vulnerable citizens are cared for. Full story...
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Insurers want changes amid low NC auto rates

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video North Carolina has some of the lowest auto insurance rates in the country, but a group of insurers who want changes say the system is unfair to good drivers. Full story...
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Insurers OK to raise NC dwelling rates 13 percent

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video North Carolina insurance regulators are clearing the largest rate increase in nine years for dwelling policies that cover residential rentals and other properties that are not owner occupied. 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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