Thank you to the San Diego Foundation's Disaster Fund for tentatively awarding us a grant to prepare documentation to help survivors of the next disaster. It has been something we've wanted to do for a long time and appreciate their willingness to provide the funding. We look forward to receiving more details and fulfilling this grant over the next year.
I hope all of the recent shaking in Southern California has been a not-so-subtle reminder that everyone should have earthquake insurance! The coverage might not be as good as your home owners insurance (with the high percentage deductable and no "guaranteed replacement" option) but time and time again I've seen that when the big one hits, some insurance is better than no insurance.If you don't have it, call today. For our out-of-town subscribers, if earthquake insurance is not sold in your area look...Read More
Allstate (ALL) has mostly ditched the friendly face of actor Dennis Haysbert from its “in good hands” ads in favor of a character called “Mayhem” who shows up in your life at random — and trashes it. The new ads are dark and creepy and have a black sense of humor. The company wants to make sure its audience is nice and scared. But if you look at Allstate’s recent financials it turns out that the source of the fear may be the company itself.
Ill.-based home and auto insurer State Farm is sensing blood in the water as rival Allstate Corp. experiences upheaval in its agent ranks.
As reported earlier this year, Northbrook-based Allstate plans to eliminate up to a fifth of its agents by 2013 if they miss certain goals. So State Farm is targeting customers of Allstate agents who have been or could be terminated.
With record home foreclosures hitting Atlanta hard, abandoned and decaying houses permeate many of the city's neighborhoods. And as one Atlanta homeowner recently learned, your neighbor's house could affect your ability get insurance. WABE's Jim Burress reports.
Standing on the porch of his newly-purchased two-story house on Old Wheat Street, Jason White pulls from his mailbox a long, white envelope. It's a bill from Allstate--$11 for a cancelled homeowner's insurance policy.
Property owners who hire independent contractors are not vicariously liable for on-the-job injuries to the contractor's employees, the California Supreme Court has ruled. The state high court extended the decision in Privette v. Superior Court (Privette doctrine) and said those injuries "are covered by workers' compensation insurance, the cost of which is generally included in the contract price for the project."
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For every hurricane, earthquake or flood, there is help: food, bottled water, crews of volunteers nailing shingles to brand new roofs.
What even grateful recipients of that aid may not realize is that much of it comes from an unlikely hodgepodge of religious groups who put aside their doctrinal differences and coordinate their efforts as soon as the wind starts blowing.