Editor's Blog

July 2006 - Posts

We've been getting a lot of mail recently regarding dogs and the difficulties of getting homeowners insurance. In fact, increasingly I get anxious emails from individuals that have had their homeowners policy cancelled by their insurer, and they aren't Read More...
Posted on July 24,2006

Closing arguments have been heard for the first of many cases that will work their way through the US courts, concerning unpaid insurance claims after the 2005 hurricane season. In many cases coming before the courts, insurers are refusing to cover Read More...
Posted on July 20,2006

Seems we get a lot of letters here regarding insurers that won't pay legitimate claims. Given that you are paying for a service -- the payment of a claim in the future when you've suffered damages of one kind or another -- it is doubly frustrating when Read More...
Posted on July 16,2006

The US learned a lot about disasters (and how much they can cost) from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2005. Rebuilding has been held up by many factors, not the least of which is the slowness of claims payment. It's clear that people need to be Read More...
Posted on July 11,2006

Do you own your home? (Well, do you and the bank own your home?) Have you been in it for awhile? Perhaps you thought that title insurance is something that you only buy at the time when you purchase your property. Well, you'd be wrong! Not only would you Read More...
Posted on July 6,2006

Well, I just discovered that I had posted a bunch of answers to reader questions in the editor's blog. (Imagine me with a sheepish grin on my face.) I love technology. I love the speed of it and the instant gratification. However, combine speed with Read More...
Posted on July 5,2006

I get this kind of question all the time in the Reader's Mailbag. Consider this a 'refresher' on how to find a company. Question: We recently had an Aunt that passed away and I fould a cancelled check payable to Colonial Penn Insurance.  I am trying to Read More...
Posted on July 4,2006
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