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Hurricanes can be costly even without direct hit

...home," said Pam Tucker, Columbia County's emergency services director. Other less tangible changes include higher insurance rates and sudden spikes in the price of products, such as lumber or produce, affected by storms elsewhere, she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/04/met_84039.shtml
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City transit privatization a bad idea

...not receiving any adjustment in pay in the past three to five years.In addition to no pay raises, we've got higher insurance rates, and furlough days that come out of 24 of our 26 checks this year. How well can you do paying more insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-05-20/city-transit-privatizati
Homeowners face skyrocketing insurance costs in hurricane areas

...Andrew in 1992. "But this is one of the factors that is driving people out." Homeowners are paying increasingly higher insurance rates as more people flock to the coasts and insurers try to cut back on the billions of dollars of losses they've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/02/fin_417563.shtml
Finance
Codes for buildings to be rated

...ISO claims that a 10 rating will not result in higher insurance rates, Brent Johnson, president of the Builders Association...ISO claims that a 10 rating will not result in higher insurance rates, Brent Johnson, president of the Builders Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/17/met_204156.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...a halt, several real estate brokers told a House subcommittee studying ways to bring down the soaring rates. Higher insurance rates also could lead to higher hotel costs, keeping visitors away, brokers said Tuesday. The subcommittee is holding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/01/met_114811.shtml
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Low-carb diets create bulge in food budget at Clemson

...eating." Clemson fiscal affairs director John Newton told his trustees that changing student tastes, along with higher insurance rates, were the reason the school had to increase meal costs nearly 3 percent this year. One meal in the campus dining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/21/liv_435100.shtml
Life & style
Bill seeks to limit lawsuits in South Carolina

...director of South Carolina First, which used to be the South Carolina Business and Industry Coalition. Blaming higher insurance rates on trial lawyers and frivolous lawsuits is off-base, Nicholson said. He said the poor economy and corporate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/05/met_367962.shtml
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Reports can affect more than credit

...Florida, who allege in a lawsuit that scores used by Allstate Corp. are discriminatory because they result in higher insurance rates for minorities. Andrew Friedman, an attorney with Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint in Phoenix, is seeking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/07/fin_427787.shtml
Finance
Insurance Department releases premium comparison guide

...have been approved to do business in South Carolina since October. In general, the state's urban areas have higher insurance rates, according to the guide. Allstate had the lowest annual premium in the guide, $406 for the typical driver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/11/met_261143.shtml
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Additional area news

...Consumer Affairs Department wonders whether State Farm Insurance overstated potential hurricane losses in seeking higher insurance rates. South Carolina's largest insurer wants to raise homeowners' premiums in the state an average 6.3 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/21/met_236584.shtml
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