Beginning December 1, 2016 the FAIR Plan will offer a limited Theft endorsement to the Dwelling policy. Coverage will be available for a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $25,000. The coverage will be available for those policies with contents coverage that include the perils of Extended Coverage and Vandalism and Malicious Mischief.
Effective 12/1/16 there are new dwelling rates for all policies effective that date or later.
Effective 2/1/16 new Sinkhole rate have been published.
Starting January 1, 2016 there will be a $25 nonrefundable inspection fee on all New Business applications submitted that are converted to policies.
ISO has published new commercial rates which we will begin using November 1, 2013. We will also be increasing our minimum commercial premium from $100 to $175 at the same time.
We began in February of 2013 transferring our paper files into our new digital system. We are currently about 35-40 percent complete. Please be patient with us during this transition period. We are hoping to have all files digital by the end of the year, if not sooner. We are encouraged that the end result will enable us to provide better service to all. Thanks for your support.
Effective July 1, 2013 new ISO Farm loss cost will go into affect for all farm property.
New in 2013:
Insured’s will no longer be required to submit a completed and signed renewal application every year. The form has been redesigned to request information be provided if changes have occurred to the property or the policy information. If the premium is submitted the renewal will automatically be issued provided there have been no changes to the risk.
We will now be ordering inspections on renewals every four years instead of every five years.
If a property sustains two losses within a twelve month period, and we continue to provide coverage, a higher deductible will be imposed. After five years of no losses the insured or producer may request, in writing, that the deductible be reduced.
The dwelling program minimum deductible has been changed to $500 with a $250 buy back upon written request.
Effective February 1, 2013 new dwelling lost costs will apply. The standard deductible will change from $250 to $500. A $250 deductible can be requested on a buy back only if submitted in writing separately from the application.
On October 1, 2012 new commercial lost cost go into effect for all Division 5 commercial property.