Monthly Archives: May 2015

FYI: Dog Bites Accounted For More Than One-Third Of All Homeowners Liability Pay Outs Last Year As Cost Per Claim Soars

National Dog Bite Prevention Week Is May 17-23; California Has Largest Number of Claims, New York Has Highest Cost per Claim
MAY 13, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500 ;

NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 — Dog bites (and other dog-related injuries) accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2014, costing in excess of $530 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and State Farm®, the largest writer of homeowners insurance in the United States.

An analysis of homeowners insurance data by the I.I.I. found that while the number of dog bite claims nationwide decreased 4.7 percent in 2014, the average cost per
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NICB Warns of Widespread Craigslist Auto Sales Scam

Contact:         Frank Scafidi                                                 May 8, 2015

Carol Kaplan

NICB Warns of Widespread Craigslist Auto Sales Scam

DES PLAINES, Ill.—The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today issued a warning to the public about an organized scam involving sales of vehicles through the popular online market
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