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Homeowners + Renters Insurance Cost of lightning-caused claims soared due to 2020’S US wildfires

Lightning strikes can be deadly — and costly. The average cost per lightning claim in California was $217,555 in 2020, largely due to wildfires in the state, while the national average for this type of claim was nearly $29,000. Florida remained the top state for lightning-related homeowners claims.


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The Triple-I Resilience Accelerator provides tools for homeowners to understand the risks where they live, and how to mitigate damage. See peril maps for flood by county, hurricane tracking and updates, and the HazardHub Homeowner Risk Profiler allows homeowners to generate a customized report on a home's vulnerability to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes. 


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IBHS ranks state building codes on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Building codes are critical to disaster mitigation, as well as to enabling families, communities, and businesses to bounce back from natural and man-made catastrophes. IBHS' “Rating the States” report evaluates the 18 states along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, based on building code adoption, enforcement and contractor licensing. Flood: Beyond Risk Transfer

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ANNUITY CONTRACT OWNER- The person or entity that purchases an annuity and has all rights to the contract. Usually, but not always, the annuitant (the person who receives incomes from the contract).

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Cost of Lightning-Caused Claims Soared Due To 2020’s U.S. Wildfires

For immediate release New York Press Office: Loretta Worters, 917-208-8842, lorettaw@iii.org   NEW YORK, June 17, 2021—For the fourth consecutive year, the number of lightning-caused U.S. Read More

Triple-I Update: Hurricane Season to Have ‘Above-Average’ Activity

For immediate release Florida Press Office: Mark Friedlander, 904-806-7813, markf@iii.org   ST. Read More

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