Homeowners Insurance Premium Increases

 

Question:

Why are my premiums going up?
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Answer:

The cost of your homeowners insurance is going up in Texas, as it is across the country. Many factors can affect that cost, such as the deductible you select, the quality of your insurance coverage and the increasing value of your home; however, it is clear that rates are increasing for many customers.

Did you know:

  • In the last five years, Texas has experienced losses from all five major catastrophes:  hurricanes, wind and hail, floods, wildfires and earthquakes.
  • The average property loss per homeowners policy in Texas is greater than the average premium in other states.
  • According to the Texas Department of Insurance, thirty-five states have experienced average premium increases higher than Texas.
  • According to the Texas Department of Insurance, the property insurance industry has been less profitable in Texas than it has been countrywide.
  • Over the past sixty years, Texas has had the highest number of Federal Disaster Declarations.

We strive to find the best coverage for you at the lowest possible cost, but if you have questions about what you can do to decrease your premium, please call us.

The following charts may help illustrate how Texas compares to other states.

2009 Average Premiums, highest states (pdf)

Growth in Average Premium from 2005-2009 (pdf)

Swingle, Collins & Associates specializes in homeowners insurance coverage The descriptions of coverages listed on this website are brief and subject to the provisions, limitations, and exclusions that can only be expressed in your policy and related endorsements. For additional information of how Swingle, Collins & Associates can assist in meeting your coverage needs for homeowners insurance please contact your dedicated risk manager to discuss the benefits and services of personal insurance coverage.

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