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Colorado Hailstorm Causes an Estimated $169M in Insured Losses

Residents of Fountain and Colorado Springs spent the past week cleaning up and meeting with insurance adjusters after an unusual early morning June 13th storm pounded vehicles and roofs, causing widespread damage that pelted the area with golf and baseball-sized …

Giant Hail Hits Dallas Area, Causes Millions in Damages

Baseball-sized hailstones smashed windshields, skylights and windows as thunderstorms swept through the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, causing millions of damage. The National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth said the storm developed rapidly over Denton and northwest Collin County …

The Cosmetic Damage Exclusion: Time for a Change

Climate change and the resulting weather-related events have increased costs in the property insurance industry. Whether climate change is caused by human activity or is the result of an evolving planet is debatable to some, but the increasing severity of …

State Farm: Top 10 States for Homeowner Hail Damage Claims

With an average of 3,000 hailstorms annually in the United States, it’s no surprise that in 2017, State Farm paid more than $3 billion in hail claims to homeowners in the U.S. Hailstorms often occur with thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other …

Public Adjuster Charged With Insurance Fraud, Serves As Warning During Hurricane

As a potentially devastating category 3 hurricane nears the coast of Texas, another public insurance adjuster has been charged with insurance fraud. Elvira Chandler was charged by a Travis County, Texas, grand jury this week with filing fraudulent insurance claims …

Texas Appeals Court Allows Class Action Against Roofer in Hail Damage Solicitation

Contractors acting as public adjusters illegally could face class action lawsuits, according to a new decision by a Texas appeals court. The finding could result in a pool of 3000 affected customers of A-1 Roofing. The decision stems from an …

Recent Hailstorm May Be Colorado’s Most Expensive

With more than 150,000 car insurance claims and 50,000 homeowners insurance claims estimated to be filed—the monster hailstorm that pounded Colorado’s Front Range on May 8th is on pace to be Colorado’s most expensive insured catastrophe. The Rocky Mountain Insurance …

Colorado’s Front Range Provides Perfect Environment for Hail Formation

The largest hailstone ever recorded in America spent close to an hour aloft in a cloud growing to the size of a small volleyball, then plunged to earth at more than 100 mph, struck the ground in South Dakota weighing …

Farmers Data Reveals Hail, Flood and Potholes Biggest Risks for Drivers This Spring

New data from the latest Farmers Seasonal Smarts Digest reveals that 60 percent of all comprehensive hail claims occur between March and May. Drivers from California to Virginia, and everywhere in between, should be aware of the potential for hail …

NWS: 4 Fast Facts About Hail

A powerful storm system blew through a large swath of the nation’s midsection, spawning deadly tornadoes, blowing cars off roads and causing property damage, including from hail. Here are some hail facts, according to the National Weather Service: HOW IT …