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2014-09-09 12:21:37

I.I.I. Has Experts and Resources for Reporters Doing Stories on Terrorism Insurance NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The year-end expiration of the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), and its uncertain future, is creating capacity and pricing issues for terrorism insurance buyers, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "The 13-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack--coming just ahead of TRIPRA's...

2014-08-21 16:23:08

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Having good credit can help you in a surprising number of ways. A good credit history can result in getting that dream job, lower interest rates on car loans and mortgages, and better rates on your insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). With a solid credit rating in hot markets like Boston, New York City and Seattle, renters will have an easier time finding an apartment and homebuyers may be the first to view...

2014-07-07 12:21:13

Car Shares, Hourly Rentals and Other New Options for Rented Rides NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're renting a car this summer, you have more choices than ever. What hasn't changed is the importance of protecting yourself with the right type and amount of insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I). Long gone are the days of simply renting a car by the day or week from the closest established rental car company. Now you can rent a car by the...

2014-04-14 16:26:44

Insurance Experts Available to Discuss Importance of Preparedness and Insurance Protection ORLANDO, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season barely two weeks away, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) will have three of its insurance experts in Orlando at the National Hurricane Conference available to answer questions and provide media interviews. The I.I.I. staff at the conference can provide information on the economic impact of...

2014-04-10 12:30:43

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released by HomeownersInsurance.com last week, Texas ranked as the sixth-most expensive state in the U.S. to insure a home in the first quarter of 2014. The news comes soon after the Insurance Information Institute (III) ranked Texas as having the second highest insured catastrophic losses in the U.S. for 2013. New policies in the state are costing homeowners around $1,125, on average, which is 39 percent higher than the...

2014-02-26 12:20:23

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The severe winter of 2014 has left in its wake roadways that look like the surface of the moon, and has consumers wondering: "Is my car covered for pothole damage?" In response to questions about insurance coverage for car damage and accidents caused by potholes, the I.I.I. has posted the following article, Does My Auto Insurance Cover Damage Caused by Potholes? The good news is that damage to vehicles caused by potholes is...

2014-01-22 16:24:38

Tips for Homeowners Looking to Score During Big Game NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Homeowners and renters looking to make extra money by renting out their homes to visitors in town to watch the Broncos play the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII are urged to first contact their insurer, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "Before renting out all or part of your home, tell your insurer about your plans to make sure you're covered if your property is...

2013-12-31 12:20:40

Five Tips to Cut Your Insurance Costs, Without Being Dangerously Underinsured NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trimming ongoing expenses is a popular New Year's resolution for many people. While there are smart ways to save on homeowners and auto insurance, making the wrong choices can result in being dangerously underinsured, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "There are simple steps you can take to cut the cost of your home and auto...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'