Insurers’ top priority is getting checks into the hands of policyholders so that families can get back into their homes, cars back on the roads and businesses reopened.
A storm of this magnitude causes massive disruption of people’s lives and businesses. However, insurance agents and adjusters are already cutting checks and delivering assistance to policyholders.
Homeowners starting the rebuilding process should report all damages as soon as possible and talk with their insurance company or agent to get specific information regarding their deductibles and steps they can take to settle the claim quickly and accurately.
As homeowners begin seeking help to clean up and repair storm damage, it’s really important that they be cautious about the contractors they hire.
Insurers are diligently helping policyholders rebuild their lives.
Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence.
You will save yourself a lot of time, money and frustration by checking the credentials of the businesses and individuals that you hire to repair your property.
Distracted driving is thought to be one of the leading causes for the rise in vehicle crashes nationwide, and summer activities bring even more distracted drivers to the roads.
As states continue to liberalize marijuana laws, Americans need to be better educated about the impact of driving under the influence of marijuana. It is a hazardous activity that jeopardizes everyone’s safety on the roads.
Each of us can make our roads safer every time we get behind the wheel. As drivers, we need to commit to driving sober, putting down our smartphones, and making an extra effort to stay focused on the road.
It is mind-boggling that Florida is facing some of the most dramatic increases in distracted driving-related crashes, yet is only one of four states that hasn’t already made texting while driving a primary enforcement law.
No matter where you live in the country it is important that you have a severe weather plan, emergency kit, NOAA weather radio, and other emergency supplies. It is equally important homeowners, renters, and business owners conduct a review of their insurance policies and discuss coverage options with their insurance agent or company to make sure they are adequately covered.
When you’re in a car, the smallest distraction could end much more than a drive, it could end someone’s life. Just like I refused to lose on the field, I refuse to lose someone I love to distracted driving, and you should too
In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Emily, PCI encourages Floridians to take a thorough approach in assessing their property damage, whether it be to their home, business or automobile.
Insurers believe this bill will save lives on Texas roads. By making texting while driving a primary offense, law enforcement can pull over drivers who are seen using their devices while driving. This law will now hold people accountable for their actions and hopefully prevent more fatal crashes.
The 14 percent increase in traffic fatalities over the past two years – the largest two year increase in more than 50 years – highlights the importance of motorists, policymakers, and insurers working together to avoid unsafe driving behaviors and strengthen distracted driving laws.
Distracted driving is thought to be one of the leading causes for the rise in vehicle accidents nationwide, and summertime activities will bring even more distracted drivers to the roads.
Auto safety is a top issue for auto insurers. We hope the dialogue on distracted and impaired driving will continue, and we urge lawmakers and other industry thought leaders to continue addressing the impact of motorist behavior as an important part of the safety equation.
We encourage legislators to stop the lawsuit abuses by storm-chasing lawyers while ensuring that policyholders still have all their legal rights if they feel their insurer acted in bad faith.
PCI urges anyone affected by weather events to be alert for scams or other fraudulent activity and use caution when hiring a contractor for repairs
With distracted driving becoming such a dangerous epidemic, PCI is encouraging states to review and strengthen distracted driving laws in 2017. We need to change attitudes about distracted driving in the same way public opinion shifted regarding driving under the influence of alcohol.
Each of us can make our roads safer every time we get behind the wheel if we commit to driving sober, putting down our smartphones, and making an extra effort to stay focused on the road
Senate File 127 provides important consumer protections that ensure consumers get their roof fixed and fixed properly.
PCI is a proud supporter of the Texas Distracted Driving Coalition and supports any legislation that helps improve safety and reduce costs
We encourage all drivers, not just teens, to put down their smartphones and drive responsibly. Staying focused on the road can prevent a tragedy.
Contact your insurance company or agent as soon as possible to begin the claims process. Insurers plan for catastrophes and are prepared to assist homeowners immediately.
A series of snowstorms can put stress on flat roofs, decks, and other structures to the point of collapse.
Another layer of wet, heavy snow has the potential to result in significant property damage.
Distracted driving is thought to be one of the leading causes for the rise in vehicle accidents nationwide.
Connecticut has demonstrated that fighting distracted driving is a priority and increasing penalties for repeat offenders will, once again, demonstrate that distracted driving will not be tolerated in Connecticut
We live in time where everything we do is linked to our smartphones, and this piece of legislation allows insurers to keep up with their policyholder demands by conducting business electronically.
“Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted from these severe storms. Homeowners should first contact their insurance company or agent through their toll-free phone number, app or website to begin filing a claim. Insurers plan for catastrophes and are prepared to assist homeowners immediately. Company adjustors are now in the field helping homeowners and renters begin rebuilding in the impacted areas.
Unfortunately, a few bad players can increase insurance costs for everyone. Fixing this problem needs to be a top priority for lawmakers this legislative session.
While smartphones have no doubt changed the way we live, they shouldn’t be changing the way we drive or walk. It’s up to all of us to encourage each other to stop the distraction, because you might just save a life or prevent a crash.
The widespread flooding this year is also a reminder that consumers need to know that flood insurance is not covered by standard homeowners’ policies.
While it is important to prepare for the automated vehicle of the future, we must not lose sight of the auto safety challenges that face us today. There is a fundamental mismatch between the public perceptions that auto accidents and insurance costs are decreasing with the stark reality that our roads are becoming increasingly dangerous and auto repair and medical costs are increasing.
During the holidays, parking lots can pose a major problem and lead to vehicle accidents
It’s important to pay close attention to your surroundings and use extra caution while driving or walking in parking lots.
Our industry has a rich history of helping families rebuild after a tragedy. Insurers provide peace of mind to homeowners and motorists, and helping injured workers in their time of need. There’s no question we need to tell our story better, and highlight all the good we do to help policyholders and the economy. We hope you’ll join us in this effort by being a champion of this movement
Homeowners should contact their insurance company or agent through their toll free phone number, app or website. Insurers plan for catastrophes and are prepared to assist homeowners immediately. Company adjustors are now in the field helping homeowners and renters begin rebuilding.
A wildfire is quite traumatic and can be life changing, but insurers are on hand to help with the recovery process.
With this year being a fairly active hurricane season for the Southeast, PCI encourages Floridians to plan ahead and take time now to get prepared.
Cars are getting safer, but drivers are not. This Thanksgiving we all need to put down our smartphones and drive responsibly. Limiting distractions in the car could mean one less risk to travelers.
PCI is a strong supporter of the public/private collaboration forged by Wildfire Partners to help homeowners take steps to reduce the threat of wildfires.
“PCI will work to reinforce with the new Trump administration the vital work the p&c industry does to protect families, businesses, and communities.
It’s important for homeowners to realize there are fraudsters waiting to take advantage of storm victims that are in the process of filing a claim.
In addition to early ice and snow storms, areas in the Midwest and Southeast must be on alert for tornado activity, and coastal states must stay vigilant for tropical activity as hurricane season lasts through November 30. Insurers encourage policyholders to review their homeowners or renters policy now, and ask important questions about coverage options.
The excitement of getting to the next house or joining a friend across the street for trick or treating can cause children to dart into traffic and according to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
Over the past two years the roadways have become much more dangerous. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of deaths for teenagers in the U.S., jumped more than 10 percent since 2014. Parents need to set a good example and educate their loved ones to put the phone down and pay attention to the road.
Insurance agents are standing by waiting for emergency officials to give them the ok to get into the field and help residents start the insurance claims process.