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How to pick a car that’s cheaper to insure

In our money mailbag this week, a viewer asks: “I’m in the market for a new car, but hoping to keep monthly payments as low as possible. What type of cars are the cheapest to insure?” It’s no secret that car costs are climbing. In fact, the national average yearly premium for insurance went up by just over 10% in the past year – from... Read Article

National flood insurance changes praised by climate advocates

President Donald Trump is a notable climate change skeptic, but his administration is making changes to national flood insurance through FEMA that reflect the reality of rising seas and devastating natural disasters. And climate advocates are praising the move. FEMA is unveiling Risk Rating 2.0, a new system designed to tie national flood insurance premiums to the actual flood risk facing each home. FEMA’s deputy... Read Article

What Can I Do If My Car Is Stolen?

Having your car stolen is a traumatic experience. You step out the door, and your car is simply gone – not there where you left it. Unfortunately, it happens every day to vehicle owners all over the U.S. The following is a checklist to prepare you in case that unhappy event ever happens to you. Check to Make Sure Your Car Has Actually Been Stolen... Read Article

Corey Johnson targets Scaffold Law in plan to fix MTA

Council Speaker Corey Johnson has targeted a sacred cow in his plan to reform the MTA: New York’s much-maligned Scaffold Law, which critics say boosts insurance costs for transit projects and on other construction in New York State by hundreds of millions of dollars. The Scaffold Law assigns 100 percent liability on owners and contractors for workplace injuries — without considering whether the worker is... Read Article

What an insurance agent looks at to determine roof damage claims

Sunday’s wind storm may have caused some roof damage for homeowners throughout the Miami Valley along with tree limbs scattered on their property. News Center 7’s Monica Castro talked with an insurance agent about what they look at to determine if your roof needs to be replaced or repaired. Most insurance policies will cover wind damage caused by a storm. To determine what steps to... Read Article