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February 16, 2023

Welcome to your weekly newsletter with the updates you need to succeed in property and casualty insurance.

Fire and Water

As snowpack melts in California, can winter rains remedy the situation and stave off another year of drought and wildfire? Maybe not.  


California Rains: A Double-Edged Sword

Grasses and other quick-growing vegetation, spurred by the downpours that saturated the state at the start of the year, quickly turn to kindling as the weather warms.

Read more at The Guardian


Homeowners Insurance Rates by State for 2023

This map and table show the average cost of homeowners insurance by state and percentage of income spent, giving a quick view of how your state compares to others.

Read more at MSN



Insolvency Looms For Insurers 

The Insurance Information Institute has found that US auto and homeowners’ insurance premiums rates did not keep up with the inflation rate in 2020 and 2021.

Read more at Insurance Business America

Insurance Required for Gunowners?

A new bill introduced by two CA senators would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance for the negligence or accidental use of their firearms.

Read more at MSN


Turkey Quake: $1B Insured Losses

Economic and insured losses from secondary perils from natural catastrophes are accelerating and surpassing the loss totals from primary perils.

Read more at Insurance Journal



Snowpack Melts in California

As the state gets drier, and as wildfires climb to ever-higher elevations, that precious snow is melting faster and earlier than in years past — even in the middle of winter.

Read more at Yahoo! News

$480M Cleanup for Kansas Oil Spill

A faulty weld at a bend in an oil pipeline contributed to a spill that dumped nearly 13,000 bathtubs’ worth of crude oil into a northeastern Kansas creek.

Read more at Insurance Journal


Cyclone Rips Across New Zealand

Some 225,000 homes are without electricity, at least 2,500 people have been evacuated, and tens of thousands have had travel disrupted.

Read more at Insurance Journal



Butterflies Attack Florida Citrus

The lime swallowtail butterfly — an invasive species that hails from Asia and which has damaged citrus trees throughout the Caribbean — has now reached Florida.

Read more at Insurance Journal

Virginia Car Insurance Requirements

Virginia is one of the only states in the country that does not require drivers to have auto insurance, but that may soon be changing under new legislation.

Read more at WTOP


Wildfire Preparation Bills in WA

Several bills have been introduced to bring in funding to help battle wildfires - Commissioner of Public Lands proposed “Cascading Impacts of Wildfire” legislation.

Read more at NBC24

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