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The U.S. Senate approved a bill Wednesday that funds the federal government through Dec. 11; the bill includes a full-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and surface transportation funding.

The bill, which was passed by the U.S. House last week, now goes to President Trump. He is expected to sign it.

Under the agreement, NFIP authority is extended through Sept. 30, 2021.

“This is the second year in a row we have secured a full fiscal year extension for flood insurance.  It is a victory for REALTORS® and something we fought for very hard,” says Shannon McGahn, the incoming chief advocacy officer for NAR.  “While we continue to work toward comprehensive reform and long-term reauthorization, the marketplace needs stability and continuity.”

Also included in the continuing resolution is a similar extension of surface transportation funding.

“Transportation projects take years from concept to completion, and any lapse in funding is especially disruptive,” McGahn says. “This is a big win, especially for our commercial members who are eagerly looking toward a post-coronavirus market.”

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For decades, life insurance sales in the United States have been declining, with fewer Americans purchasing life insurance and others remaining underinsured. In late February of this year, however, the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting financial instability that ensued reminded individuals of their own mortality and the need to protect their loved ones financially. As a result, there has been an uptick in consumer interest and purchase of life insurance products.

At the same time that demand for life insurance spiked, buyers were locked down at home and afraid to step out into the physical world, making face-to-face sales and in-person medical exams nearly impossible and requiring the industry to navigate new ways of doing business.

These seismic shifts have led many in the life insurance industry to question traditional business models and accelerate new paths forward. At Haven Life, a digital life insurance agency backed by MassMutual, we’ve realized three key learnings in the six months since we began feeling the effects of Covid-19. When we emerge from this crisis, the life insurance industry will look very different than the one we all remember.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2020/09/24/three-lessons-the-life-insurance-industry-learned-during-the-pandemic/#23cad1b840c0

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What’s actually covered by homeowner’s insurance? The answer is critical once disaster strikes. That’s when you will need to know when your insurance company will come to your aid and when the repairs will have to come out of your own pocket. Policies vary somewhat, so start by reviewing the declarations page of your homeowner’s policy, which provides a summary of your coverage, deductibles and how claims are paid. Still not sure what’s covered and what isn’t? Call your agent. Add to your knowledge now by taking this quiz to see how well you really understand what’s covered by typical homeowner’s insurance policies.

Your neighbor’s oak tree isn’t quite as mighty as the derecho that swept through your area. It landed on your garage, which is now flatter than the tires on the car inside of it. Your homeowner’s policy will pay for:
  • A. Your garage
  • B. Your garage and your car
  • C. Your garage and removal of the tree
  • D. Nothing

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Common home improvement projects and yardwork may seem mundane, but these routine tasks account for a significant amount of injuries each year.

In 2019, more than 775,000 injuries were related to housework and home improvement projects, with 300,000 of these injuries resulting from working in the yard.

Most injuries that occur in the yard can be attributed to high-power tools used to cut grass or perform other landscaping work, such as lawnmowers, chainsaws and trimmers. These resulted in more than 37,000 head injuries and 16,000 upper-body fractures in the last year.

It’s also more likely that your fingers and eyes will suffer from work around the home. Consider that in 2019, housework was to blame for more than 165,000 finger lacerations and 54,000 eye injuries.

With social distancing at hand in 2020, and Americans spending much more time at home, analysts project injuries from indoor-related activities may rise. Even before Americans were isolated inside, many people expected to perform home repairs and projects in the year ahead, ValuePenguin reports.

According to its report, 77% of people planned to undertake home improvement projects — an increase of 4% from a year ago.

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https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2020/09/23/what-causes-the-most-injuries-at-home/?kw=What%20causes%20the%20most%20injuries%20at%20home?&utm_campaign=newsroomupdate&utm_content=20200923&utm_medium=enl&utm_source=email&utm_term=pc360

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Members of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) contributed a record $178,845 to the PAC in 2019. Those contributions came from 347 individual contributors and exceeded the previous record, set just one year before, by almost $37,000.

Despite the unexpected twists that have arisen from the current COVID-19 pandemic, WSIA PAC’s leaders say it’s as important as it has ever been for WSIA members to support the PAC in any way that they can.

“We could not have envisioned the current global situation when we set our plans in place for 2020, but our goal for the PAC hasn’t changed,” says Phillip McCrorie, WSIA PAC Committee chair, and president of RSUI. “We need to continue to press forward in support of the PAC because of the legislative and regulatory issues that have arisen out of the pandemic and because we’re in an election year. Our need to educate new lawmakers continues and is actually enhanced right now.”

Since its inception in 2005, the importance of WSIA’s PAC has grown, and it is a key element of the WSIA advocacy strategy. The PAC helps the association educate members of Congress about the importance and impact of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry on the nation’s economy. The PAC also offers an influential voice on the industry’s complex insurance issues and can offer financial support to candidates whose philosophies are consistent with the goals of WSIA and its members.

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https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2020/09/11/insurance-industry-call-to-educate-lawmakers-remains-urgent/?ref=insurancedailynews

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The survey of 1,582 Florida voters conducted August 31 to September 2 by “Get Ready, Florida!” – a statewide public education initiative produced by the nonprofit FAIR Foundation, follows one conducted by the organization at the start of this year’s hurricane season. The new survey indicates a slight shift in Floridians concerns about hurricane season at its halfway mark compared with the start of the season in June, during the height of the pandemic.

The most recent survey looked at Floridians recovery expectations for catastrophic storms. Most respondents (68%) said they would find it difficult to pay the average $5,000 hurricane deductible if needed, with only 32% indicating that the $5,000 deductible would be “very manageable” or “no problem” at all to pay following a storm.

More than six in 10 (62%) of Floridians with homeowners or renters insurance said they are unsure what their policies would cover following a storm. And, despite the fact that most hurricane policies do not cover tree and debris removal from yards, 16% of survey respondents said they believed this benefit is covered in their policy. Almost one-third of those surveyed say they would be willing to pay something extra each month in order to have their policies cover these services.

Twenty-seven percent of respondents said they’ve experienced problems relating to yard debris or fallen trees following a storm. This includes 19% who say they have been blocked from their home or driveway, 11% who say they were stuck with large bills for debris removal, and 4% who say that they or a member of their household have been injured trying to remove debris out of the way.

More than two-thirds would like their local governments to plan ahead and line up debris removal services in advance so life can return to normal as quickly as possible following a disaster.

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https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2020/09/17/582901.htm

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https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2020/09/15/582641.htm

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It’s been 3 years since Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm, and the trail of damage left in its wake is still being felt across the state today, particularly by the insurance industry as it continues to see thousands of claims per month and costly litigation from the catastrophic event.

But with the storm’s 3-year anniversary comes a deadline that much of the industry hopes will put an end to the many purported frivolous and fraudulent Irma-related claims that have taken a significant toll on the state’s insurance market. In what is an unlikely coincidence, experts say, the run-up to this deadline – when the first notice of loss related to Irma must be filed with insurers – has also brought a new onslaught of claims.

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https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2020/09/10/581974.htm

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https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2020/08/26/580363.htm

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Lawsuits over denial of coverage for business interruptions due to COVID-19 are piling up in New Jersey courts, but some experts expect the plaintiffs will have a difficult time recovering.

The District of New Jersey saw 20 COVID-19 business interruption suits filed or removed from state court in July alone. A similar pattern is taking place across the nation, and a proposal before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate those suits could create the largest MDL ever.

Insurance carriers typically say that claims for closures related to COVID-19 are not eligible for business interruption coverage because of a lack of damages to the premises. The plight of businesses whose claims for coverage were turned down has been a high-profile issue, with lawmakers in New Jersey and elsewhere weighing various measures that would mandate coverage under some circumstances.

A bill that would require insurance companies to cover business interruption claims related to the COVID-19 emergency declaration was introduced earlier this year in New Jersey’s Legislature, where it stalled. The Assembly gave the bill a second reading on March 16 but it never reached a floor vote because of discussions over amending it. The measure never made it to the Senate floor as part of a group of bills that made up a COVID-19 emergency package.

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https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2020/08/18/as-business-interruption-lawsuits-pile-up-several-lawyers-question-the-strategy-414-185165/?enlcmp=nltrplt2&kw=As%20business%20interruption%20lawsuits%20pile%20up%2C%20lawyers%20question%20the%20strategy&utm_campaign=dailynews&utm_content=20200819&utm_medium=enl&utm_source=email&utm_term=pc360

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