NC Department of Insurance http://wunc.org en Live By The Coast? Insurers Want Permission To Raise Rates Dramatically http://wunc.org/post/live-coast-insurers-want-permission-raise-rates-dramatically <p>Aaah, the coast. Those salt breezes. The tasty fresh seafood. The high insurance rates? Not if some mayors and business owners across North Carolina's coastal region have their say. The groups are banding together to contest a proposal to increase home insurance rates in counties that line the coast of North Carolina.<br /><br />The industry group for insurance companies in North Carolina has requested the state's permission to increase rates up to 35 percent in coastal counties. In other parts of the state, the rise in rates would average 25 percent.<br /> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson & Jorge Valencia 29470 at http://wunc.org Live By The Coast? Insurers Want Permission To Raise Rates Dramatically Insurance Disputes Create Frustration On Coast http://wunc.org/post/insurance-disputes-create-frustration-coast <p></p><p></p><p>The North Carolina Department of Insurance has set up a series of temporary insurance assistance centers in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Irene. The centers are designed to help customers who believe they are not being treated fairly by insurance companies.</p><p>Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin decided to open the centers after his office fielded a steady stream of complaints from customers in coastal counties.</p><p>Goodwin says many complaints have centered on non-existent or non-communicative insurance adjusters.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:55:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7373 at http://wunc.org Insurance Disputes Create Frustration On Coast NC Dept of Insurance Offers Mediation For Tornado Claims http://wunc.org/post/nc-dept-insurance-offers-mediation-tornado-claims <p></p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:40:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 8905 at http://wunc.org