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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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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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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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NC OKs higher rates to keep Blue Cross policies

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North Carolina's insurance commissioner is clearing the state's largest health insurer to raise premiums by between 16 percent and 24 percent on policies that would have been canceled for failing to meet minimum requirements required by the new federal law. Full story...
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Blue Cross: Pay higher rates to keep policies

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North Carolina's largest health insurer is asking for rate increases of between 16 percent and 24 percent to renew policies that would have been canceled for failing to meet minimum requirements under the federal overhaul law. Full story...
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Goodwin vows quick approvals for new health plans

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North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says his agency will expedite a review of 2014 health plans following President Obama's announcement that companies could continue offering policies that don't meet minimum requirements under the Affordable Care Act. 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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Troxler worried about cuts on NC meat inspectors

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Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is worried that across-the-board federal spending cuts required by Washington could slow meat inspections at North Carolina slaughterhouses and hurt farmers and chicken, beef and bacon consumers. 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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NC elections panel reviewing commissioner's claims

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State Board of Elections officials likely will use a less severe method to consider campaign finance accusations made by North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin against Republican challenger Mike Causey. Full story...
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PPP: McCrory holds lead over Dalton, other state races tighter than 2008

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A new poll by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling finds little has changed in the race for North Carolina governor. In PPP's newest poll, Pat McCrory holds a seven-point lead over Walter Dalton, 45-38. Full story...
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5 NC elected officials call on Democratic Party leader to resign

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Five Democratic statewide elected officials have called on state Democratic Party Chairman David Parker to resign as party regulars have learned recently about alleged harassment within Democratic headquarters. Full story...
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NC official: auto insurers to profit from changes

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North Carolina's top insurance regulator says industry-backed changes in state law would lead to higher auto insurance rates. Full story...
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