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Friday, April 28, 2017Homeowners policies typically cover the average dog bite claim, but you’ll need an umbrella policy to protect you if your dog causes a more serious injury. Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2012, costing insurers more than $489 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm. READ MORE >>
Friday, August 12, 2016Up to 47% of American households have a dog, and for insurance companies, these households represent a risk. In 2013, homeowners insurance policies paid out some $483 million in dog bite liability claims. Obviously, insurance companies would rather not be shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars over dog bites. READ MORE >>
Friday, April 15, 2016Your dog isn't just a good dog -- he's your best friend who wouldn't hurt a flea. But you might have to prove it to get your home insurance company to cover him, especially if he belongs to a breed with a reputation as aggressive. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Last year, dog bites accounted for more than 1/3 of all homeowner liability claims (Insurance Information Institute). Each company will have their own policy regarding dog owners, but there are some important factors to consider if you own a dog or are considering the addition to your family. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Do you know if your homeowners' policy covers you in case of a fire or earthquake? What about mold or water damage? Does it matter where the water came from? What about your dog? Okay sure, but what about if an ex tries to burn down your house? READ MORE >>