News from insurance information institute A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 24, 2014, 13:34 ET

Thanksgiving Marks The Official Beginning Of The Holiday Travel Season; I.I.I. Helps Consumers Navigate Car Rental Insurance Options

 If you're renting a car this holiday season, you have more choices than ever before. What hasn't changed is the importance of protecting...

Nov 24, 2014, 10:28 ET
POLAR VORTEX, PART II? WINTER STORM LOSSES COULD REACH $2.5 BILLION

Brrrrr… Ready for Polar Vortex, Part II? Insurance Losses from Winter Storms in 2014 Likely to Reach $2.5 Billion

With an arctic cold surge and heavy snow accumulations in large parts of the United States last week, potential hazards exist for homeowners and...

Nov 21, 2014, 14:45 ET
SIX FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR VICTIMS ESCAPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Six Financial Strategies For Victims Escaping Domestic Violence

Financial security and access to resources can make all the difference to these victims when deciding to leave an abusive relationship. And...

Nov 21, 2014, 10:47 ET
I.I.I. Launches Consumer E-mail Program: Check20

Insurance Information Institute Launches Inaugural Consumer-Facing Email Program: Check20

To help educate and empower consumers, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) announces the launch of a new educational email program:...

Nov 20, 2014, 15:57 ET

Looking For Ways To Save Money On Insurance? Don't Make These Five Mistakes!

While there are many smart ways to save money on insurance, there are also mistakes that can result in being dangerously underinsured, according to...

Nov 19, 2014, 15:32 ET
Winter-Related Damage Is Third Largest Cause Of Property Loss

Heavy Snow Pummels Many Parts Of The Country; Winter-Related Damage Is The Third Largest Cause Of Property Loss

 An Arctic surge has resulted in bitterly cold temperatures and heavy snow in many areas of the United States, resulting in car crashes and...

Nov 06, 2014, 11:57 ET

Street Smarts: Four Key Steps To Take After A Car Accident

 Knowing what to do if you are involved in an auto accident can save lives, reduce injuries and make the claims process simpler and easier,...

Oct 29, 2014, 11:10 ET
Insurance Takes Some of the Fright Out of Halloween Night

Havoc Caused By Ghosts, Goblins And Halloween Tricksters Is Covered By Homeowners And Renters Insurance Policies

 Halloween can be scary but having the right insurance coverage can take some of the fright out of the night, according to the Insurance...

Oct 17, 2014, 09:44 ET

Tropical Storm Ana And Hurricane Gonzalo Expected To Bring Severe Weather This Weekend; I.I.I. Staff Available To Discuss Insurance Implications

 The Pacific and Atlantic oceans are the site this week of separate weather events that highlight the inherent risks of living on an island,...

Oct 06, 2014, 12:26 ET

Wild Winter For 2015: Below-Normal Temperatures Predicted For Three-Quarters Of The U.S.

With a relatively mild autumn in many parts of the country, now is a good time to take steps to winter-proof your home and make sure that you have...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:28 ET

Number Of Renters is on the Rise--But Few of Them Have Insurance

The number of renters has grown dramatically in some of the most populous—and disaster-prone—U.S. cities, yet few renters actually...

Sep 09, 2014, 11:59 ET

Terrorism and Insurance: 13 Years After 9/11 The Threat Of Terrorist Attack Remains Real

The year-end expiration of the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), and its uncertain future, is creating...

Aug 25, 2014, 15:29 ET

August 24 Napa Earthquake Rivaled Intensity of California's 1989 and 1994 Quakes

While eight of the 10 costliest earthquakes in U.S. history have occurred in California, it is too soon to determine whether yesterday's 6.0...

Aug 21, 2014, 15:13 ET

It's All About The Numbers: Why Credit Is Important--to Your Insurance, And Your Life

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...

Aug 18, 2014, 15:16 ET

Potential Cost Of Earthquakes Is Growing, But Number Of Americans With Coverage Is Declining In Many Parts Of The Country

In some areas of the country, a combination of increasing urban development in seismically active areas and large numbers of older buildings that...

Jul 28, 2014, 15:27 ET

The I.I.I. Explains How To Financially Protect Your Home Against A Disaster

 Before peak hurricane season take the time to review your homeowners or renters insurance policy and make sure you have the right amount and...

Jul 07, 2014, 12:11 ET

As Summer Travel Season Begins, I.I.I. Offers Road Map To Help Consumers Navigate Car Rental Insurance Options

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...

Jun 30, 2014, 16:09 ET

Media Advisory: I.I.I. Experts Available to Speak on California Insurance Issues

California reporters are invited to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for questions and insights about disasters and insurance,...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:56 ET

Number, Cost of Homeowners Insurance Claims From Lightning Fell in 2013; Dry Conditions, Fewer Powerful Thunderstorms a Contributing Factor

Insured losses to homes from lightning strikes in the United States fell to their lowest level in a decade last year, as severe thunderstorm...

May 22, 2014, 11:32 ET

Media Advisory: NOAA To Issue 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Today; For Resources And Experts On Catastrophes And Insurance, Contact The I.I.I.

 Reporters covering the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) news conference today on the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season...