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  • Coneheads return in Planet State Farm commercials

    06/08/2015 8:52:15 PM PDT · by GraceG · 32 replies
    State farm has dusted them off and they are looking as cone-y as ever.
  • CityLine to bring long-term benefits, Richardson officials say (DFW, Job Fair on 1/15/15)

    01/12/2015 1:16:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Dallas Morning News Communities ^ | January 1, 2015 | Wendy Hundley
    The $1.5 billion CityLine development, which will begin opening this year, will bring more dining, shopping and entertainment options to Richardson, but officials say it’s also the kind of project that will bring long-term economic benefits to the city. By September, the mixed-use project, which will be anchored by State Farm Insurance and Raytheon Co., will have a daytime population of 10,000 people, according to KDC, developer of the project on the southeast corner of Central Expressway and the Bush Turnpike. This month, workers will start moving into the first of State Farm’s four office towers. Several restaurants, including Coal...
  • Donald Sterling costs Clippers State Farm, CarMax, Virgin America, Kia

    04/28/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 28,2014 | Cindy Boren
    The NBA will announce the results of its investigation into racially insensitive comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday, but already his franchise is paying a price.
  • Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Flees Illinois

    02/18/2013 12:58:35 AM PST · by InMemoriam · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Insurance chain State Farm is reportedly buying up substantial workspace in Texas, which may signal a coming exodus from the company's home state of Illinois. State Farm is keeping the move quiet so as not to alarm employees. But the Dallas Morning News reports that it is a “major business relocation” already underway and that this is “one of the biggest stories in the Dallas-area real estate market and will ultimately involve thousands of workers.” Texas-based real estate expert Bob Gibbons notes in a blog post that State Farm’s Dallas office space lease--about 2.5 million square feet of workspace in...
  • State Farm Built The Harvey Dent Of Camaros, Can You Tell Its Good Side From Its Bad?

    07/18/2012 7:12:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 18, 2012 | Benjamin Preston
    State Farm Built The Harvey Dent Of Camaros, Can You Tell Its Good Side From Its Bad? Meet Two Face the Camaro. Can you tell which is the good half and which is the bad on this '68 convertible? State Farm had it built to serve as a gimmicky training tool for classic car insurance appraisers, so that they'd know the difference between a factory spec restoration and a cobbled together resto-mod. The driver's side of the car was refinished exactly as it came from the Chevrolet assembly line, while the passenger side was the recipient of sloppy welds and...
  • State Farm to offer same-sex benefits

    05/14/2011 6:19:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Chicago Breaking News State Farm to offer same-sex benefits 6:37 AM CDT, May 14, 2011 BLOOMINGTON (AP) - State Farm Insurance Cos. said Friday it will begin offering health care and other benefits to legally recognized same-sex partners of its employees, a response to an Illinois law that will soon let gay and lesbian couples enter into civil unions. The eligibility changes for the Bloomington-based insurer's group health and welfare plans affect all employees, retirees, agents and agent staff. They would be able to enroll a "legally recognized" same-sex spouse, civil union partner, or domestic partner in benefits for the...
  • State Farm cancels [125,000] in Fla.

    02/03/2010 9:25:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 35 replies · 1,083+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 3, 2010
    The largest homeowners insurer in Florida is canceling the policies of 125,000 of its most vulnerable customers beginning Aug. 1, halfway through the 2010 hurricane season. The company, State Farm Florida, began sending out cancellation notices this week to nearly a fifth of its 714,000 customers, most of them in the state’s hurricane-prone coastal regions. A spokesman for State Farm said the decision was the direct result of its failure to win a 47.1 percent rate increase from state regulators. State Farm stopped writing new policies and sought the increase a year ago, saying severe losses from a series of...
  • State Farm's exit leaves Florida insurers and state scrambling ( Florida has a public option )

    08/20/2009 2:02:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies · 1,412+ views
    Miami Today ^ | August 20th | Zachary S. Fagenson
    As State Farm Insurance Co. prepares to leave Florida's homeowners insurance market, the state and the insurance industry say they're doing all possible to keep the insurance giant's 1.2 million policies out of the state-run pool. Florida Insurance "Commissioner [Kevin] McCarty has said there is an appetite in the private market for this business," said Tom Zutell, deputy director of communications for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulations. "If this is all done in waves, [it] will be a lot easier to integrate cancelled policies than if State Farm says it's canceling them all in the next six months." The...
  • State Farm Response on Glenn Beck show

    08/18/2009 6:09:37 PM PDT · by ltrman61 · 73 replies · 3,046+ views
    After contacting State Farm Insurance and letting them know I was a policy holder I asked them about the pulling of their ad from the Glenn Beck show. This is what I received. Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning State Farm’s advertising on the Fox network. We have a policy of not advertising on political or opinion programming regardless of the network. These ads were mistakenly aired, we have corrected this issue and have taken steps to make sure it does not happen again. Understanding our millions of customers and thousands of associates hold a full spectrum of views...
  • Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy join Glenn Beck boycott

    08/17/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 163 replies · 7,235+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 17, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Mind you, this is a guy who beat Hannity — a show that airs in primetime — in both total viewers and the demo last Friday at 5 p.m. Every last one of these advertisers is simply biding their time, wondering how long they have to wait until nutroots wrath is appeased and they can start advertising on Beck’s show again. I give it six months. Less if Greta gets dumped and GB ends up moved to 10 p.m. Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Beck’s show in just the last two weeks. The moves come after the Fox...
  • War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show: Fans fight back

    08/16/2009 7:09:08 PM PDT · by montag813 · 123 replies · 8,022+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/16/2009 | Aaron Klein
    <p>Glenn Beck fans are fighting back against a campaign led by a black activist organization prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.</p> <p>Now a husband and wife team of Beck fans has launched a website – DefendGlenn.com – that lists the contact information for advertisers for Beck's and other Fox News programs and provides users with information and suggestions to contact those companies to urge their continued sponsorship. The site also asks users to contact Beck's current patrons to thank them for their loyalty to the Fox News star's program.</p>
  • Leading Insurer Selected as a Best Company for Multicultural Women

    06/21/2009 6:26:33 PM PDT · by svxdave · 10 replies · 382+ views
    State Farm Web Page ^ | June 1, 2009 | State Farm Press Release
    Bloomington, Illinois, June 1, 2009 – State Farm® has been named one of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother. State Farm is joined by a cross-section of companies who share a common bond: placing diversity and inclusion firmly at the top of their workplace agenda each and every day. Companies across the country were evaluated on representation, training, development and advancement of multicultural women. “Leveraging the unique talents, thoughts and experiences of our associates helps us better serve our customers,” said Laura Haas, assistant vice president, Diversity/Human Resources. “That’s why State Farm is committed to creating a...
  • State Farm wants to dump home insurance in Florida (1.2 million policies)

    01/27/2009 11:28:02 AM PST · by flattorney · 15 replies · 2,374+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | January 27, 2009 | Beatrice Garcia
    Saying its finances are weakened, State Farm's Florida unit wants to get out of the business of property insurance in the state. The company, Florida's largest private insurer of homes and condos with 1.2 million policies, wants to keep only auto insurance, it said in a statement. Other State Farm units would still sell life, health and other financial services, it said in a statement. Under State Farm's proposal, it would phase out of the property insurance business over two years, giving existing customers time to find new coverage. If State Farm's plan is approved by state insurance regulators, that...
  • State Farm pulling out of Florida

    01/27/2009 8:44:22 AM PST · by Fawn · 146 replies · 8,790+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Tuesday, January 27, 2009 | By RANDY DIAMOND
    State Farm Florida is pulling out of the homeowner insurance business in Florida, the company said this morning, in a surprise move that will leave more than 800,000 policyholders without coverage and will cause almost certain turmoil in the Florida insurance marketplace. "Faced with steeply declining resources to cover future claims and expenses, State Farm Florida has little choice," said Jim Thompson, president, of State Farm Florida. ''This is not an action we wanted to take, but one we must take given the realities of the Florida property insurance market. "We regret the impact this will have on our customers,...
  • State Farm Sponsors Hispanic Voting Drive

    06/26/2008 8:06:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 638+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 26, 2008 | Miriam Jordan
    With an eye on the fast-growing Hispanic market, State Farm Insurance Cos. will announce Thursday that it will be the lead sponsor of the largest national campaign thus far to encourage Latinos to become U.S. citizens and register to vote. That will make it the first mainstream U.S. corporation to put money behind the massive mobilization effort ahead of the November presidential vote. State Farm, one of the country's top home and auto insurers, will inject $1 million into the "Ya Es Hora" (It's About Time) campaign. The drive -- backed by the largest Spanish-language broadcast and print media in...
  • Miss.: Lawyer Will Take 5th in AG Case

    01/31/2008 3:32:47 PM PST · by petitfour · 13 replies · 508+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 01.31.08 | HOLBROOK MOHR
    JACKSON, Miss. - Plaintiffs attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, facing corruption and contempt charges in unrelated cases, will invoke the Fifth Amendment if forced to testify in a federal lawsuit involving Mississippi's attorney general, according to court records. Scruggs is scheduled for a deposition Friday in a lawsuit filed by State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. The insurer accuses Attorney General Jim Hood of using the threat of a criminal investigation to force settlements in civil litigation over Hurricane Katrina damages.
  • 'Our Community'?

    12/25/2007 1:54:50 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 273+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Honest, I'm not looking for trouble. Just hanging out on Christmas afternoon, watching the Heat vs. the Cavs on ABC, when a State Farm Insurance commercial comes on. Funny stuff. A guy on a treadmill gets so distracted by a shapely young woman on a hamstring machine that he slips and falls off. A trim man, identified by a screen graphic as Dr. Ian Smith, comes by to help him to his feet, and says this: Go on, laugh. But it's not easy getting back in shape. That's why we created the 50-Million Pound Challenge. It's a new way to...
  • Senator Lott Floods the Zone

    02/23/2007 4:30:45 AM PST · by PolishProud · 102 replies · 1,620+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | February 23, 2007 | Kimberley A.. Strassel
    One big question when Democrats took over Congress was which industry would be first to feel the new majority's populist rage. Oil? Pharma? Banks? Corporate America just got its answer, direct from the angriest man to have been empowered in the past election: Republican Sen. Trent Lott. Like many Gulf Coast residents, Mr. Lott was soon reminded by his insurer, State Farm, that his policy only covered wind damage--not flood damage.
  • Miss. AG seeks legislation on State Farm

    02/16/2007 12:57:11 PM PST · by Brilliant · 23 replies · 814+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 02/16/07 | AP
    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday he will seek legislation aimed at blocking State Farm Insurance Cos. from refusing to write new homeowners and commercial policies in the hurricane-battered state. He said the plan was modeled after actions taken by Florida and would require any company that writes automobile insurance to write homeowners policies as well. "We're looking at a robber baron in the face that is trying to make an example of Mississippi," Hood said of State Farm. State Farm, Mississippi's largest home insurer, said Wednesday it has had enough of the "untenable" legal and...
  • MSM Ee-vil Corporation Watch: ABC Declares State Farm 'Not a Good Neighbor'

    02/15/2007 7:49:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 985+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    File this one under "MSM condemns ee-vil corporations." As you'll note from the screencap, ABC's Good Morning America today branded State Farm Insurance "not a good neighbor." What is State Farm's sin? Its decision not to write new homeowners and commercial policies in the state of Mississippi. Did you note that? State Farm has decided not to write any new policies. This in no way affects the insurer's liability for existing policies. State Farm has made a simple business decision: given the legal environment there, Mississippi is not a good place for an insurer like it do to business....
  • State Farm: No New Policies in Miss.

    02/14/2007 9:54:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 75 replies · 1,596+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/14/7 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    State Farm Insurance Cos. is suspending sales of any new commercial or homeowner policies in Mississippi starting Friday, citing in part a wave of litigation it has faced after Hurricane Katrina, a company official said Wednesday. Mike Fernandez, vice president of public affairs for State Farm, said Mississippi's "current legal and political environment is simply untenable. We're just not in a position to accept any additional risk in this homeowners' market."
  • Judge balks at State Farm Katrina deal

    01/26/2007 4:08:55 PM PST · by Howlin · 8 replies · 754+ views
    AP by Houston Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2007 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday refused to endorse part of a proposed settlement that calls for insurance payments to thousands of Mississippi policyholders whose homes were destroyed or damaged by Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. would not sign off on a deal between State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood for at least $50 million in payments to policyholders whose claims were denied but didn't sue the company. The Bloomington, Ill.-based insurer also had agreed to pay about $80 million to more than 600 policyholders who sued...
  • State Farm Held Liable in Katrina Case

    01/11/2007 11:28:56 AM PST · by JZelle · 451 replies · 4,175+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-11-07 | GARRY MITCHELL
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled against an insurance company Thursday in a Hurricane Katrina damage case that may have implications for hundreds of other homeowner lawsuits against insurers who refused to cover billions of dollars in damage from the storm's surge. U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter Jr. ruled that State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. is liable for $223,292 in damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to a Biloxi couple's home, but said a jury must decide whether to award millions of dollars more in punitive damages. The jury was expected to start weighing punitive damages on Thursday...
  • Insurer to end some policies on coast

    09/15/2006 5:57:04 AM PDT · by laotzu · 1 replies · 339+ views
    San Antonio Lightning ^ | 9/15/06 | By PURVA PATEL
    Thousands of State Farm Lloyds customers along the coast will lose their property insurance starting next year. The state's largest insurer said Thursday it plans to not renew 6,000 personal and commercial policies on properties within 2,500 feet of coastal waters or bays, on a barrier island or peninsula. That means nonrenewals for about 780 policies in Harris County and 3,200 policies in Galveston County, according to company spokeswoman Sophie Harbert. "Reducing our waterfront exposure will allow State Farm to meet the needs of more customers elsewhere in the coastal market that we might not otherwise be able to write...
  • Sisters Blew Whistle on Katrina Claims

    08/26/2006 2:40:15 PM PDT · by khnyny · 56 replies · 2,625+ views
    Associated Press (appears on Yahoo) ^ | August 26, 2006 | Michael Kunzelman
    Who are the moles? The question was like a parlor game for employees of State Farm Insurance Co. after Hurricane Katrina, one they nervously played during coffee breaks or in the parking lot after work. Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, a prominent lawyer of tobacco litigation fame, created a stir by announcing in March that two "insiders" were helping him build cases against insurers for denying claims for Hurricane Katrina losses. Their identities remained a mystery until the day in early June when Cori and Kerri Rigsby — employees of a company that contracted with State Farm — told a supervisor they...
  • STATE FARM'S INSURANCE RATES MAY RAISE 39% NEAR COAST

    06/01/2006 7:42:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies · 1,037+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 1 June 2006 | Purva Patel
    The cost of insurance for thousands of Texas homeowners insured by State Farm is about to go up. And if you live near the coast, it's going to soar. The state's largest home insurer filed rate hikes Wednesday with the Texas Department of Insurance that will boost premiums for all of its Texas consumers an average 10.7 percent to cover anticipated expenses and an additional average 9.1 percent to cover the cost of reinsurance. Reinsurance, the coverage an insurance company buys as a backup to pay for its losses after a catastrophe, is becoming more expensive in the wake of...
  • State Farm seeks homeowners' rate hike (70%) [Allstate policies sold]

    05/12/2006 4:29:50 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 20 replies · 2,160+ views
    NJOnline ^ | May 12, 5:45 PM EDT | DAVID ROYSE
    State Farm Insurance Co., the largest home insurer in Florida, is seeking to boost premiums by an average of about 70 percent, the company said today. Meanwhile, an Ormond Beach firm headed by former state Sen. Locke Burt will be taking over thousands of Allstate policies
  • (Trent) Lott Lawyer: State Farm Destroying Papers

    04/10/2006 4:05:54 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,090+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-10-2006 | Michael Kunzelman
    Lott Lawyer: State Farm Destroying Papers Monday April 10, 2006 11:31 PM By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer for U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Monday that State Farm Insurance Co. is destroying documents that could show the insurer has fraudulently denied thousands of claims by Lott and other policyholders whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Zach Scruggs, one of Lott's attorneys, says his client has a ``good faith belief'' that several State Farm employees in Biloxi are destroying engineering reports that gave conflicting conclusions about whether wind or water was responsible for storm...
  • Another insurer to drop policies (Nationwide won't renew 40,000 policies for Florida homeowners)

    09/01/2005 1:49:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1,036+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 1, 2005 | JEFF HARRINGTON
    Not all Nationwide Insurance homeowners in Florida have to worry about a round of rate hikes going into effect starting this month. Thousands won't be renewed at all. Beginning March 1, Nationwide will not renew about 35,000 homeowners' and 4,800 mobile home policies across the state, the Columbus, Ohio, company said Wednesday. It also will no longer write mobile home policies starting today and won't renew about 12,000 commercial policies (mainly condominiums, apartments and rentals) starting March 1. After the cutback, the fourth-biggest property insurer in Florida will continue to carry about 570,000 policies in Florida, including 240,000 homeowners' policies....
  • WSJ: Class-Action Common Sense - The benefits of the big State Farm reversal.

    08/23/2005 5:52:06 AM PDT · by OESY · 20 replies · 956+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2005 | Editorial
    ...In the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's annual list of jurisdictions with the worst litigation environment, Illinois is home to three of the top 15 counties: Madison, Le Clair and Cook (Chicago). So it's nice to see that the Supreme Court of Illinois has decided to rein in a local judge.... In a welcome display of common sense, a 6-0 court last week reversed a $1.05 billion judgment against State Farm Insurance Co. The case-- Avery v. State Farm-- was ostensibly about the parts used to repair cars covered under State Farm policies. The policies specified the use of "non-original equipment,"...
  • State Farm $1.06 bln Illinois judgment reversed

    08/18/2005 12:09:21 PM PDT · by Howlin · 9 replies · 837+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 18, 2005 | Jonathan Stempel
    NEW YORK, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Illinois' Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $1.06 billion judgment against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. in a case alleging the company used unsafe parts to repair damaged vehicles. The court voted 6-0 that the trial court erred in giving the case class-action status. A 4-2 majority also found that plaintiffs failed to establish damages in the case that affected about 4.7 million policyholders of the biggest U.S. insurer of autos and homes. The ruling on the class-action component was much anticipated in part because of similar issues in an Illinois case involving...
  • State Farm to pay $40M settlement

    01/10/2005 1:17:47 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 3 replies · 792+ views
    MySA.com ^ | January 10, 2005 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Thousands of automobile owners nationwide will share in a $40 million settlement with State Farm Mutual Insurance Co. over the company's handling of titles to vehicles totaled in accidents. About 30,000 consumers nationwide may be eligible for payments ranging from $400 to $10,000, depending on the value of their vehicle. Most payments will be between $800 and $1,850, officials said. The settlement includes 49 states and the District of Columbia. Only Indiana opted out of the settlement. The case began after State Farm approached the states and indicated that, after an internal review, it couldn't confirm...
  • State Farm Cheating the Helpless

    09/25/2004 8:14:24 AM PDT · by Praxeus · 93 replies · 2,960+ views
    self ^ | 09/25/2004 | Praxeus
    Here in Vero Beach. Don't look forward to this hurricane. I don't look forward to dealing more with State Farm. They have totally ripped us off from Frances. We had major, major damage.. all shingles, all tar paper; all ceiling down on the floor (save one room)along with blown in insulation. Major water damage. You can see all the tape seams on wall drywall.. can see where it is nailed. The adjuster says all the wallboard is still good in spite of this. He even tried to prove the drywall was still good by pushing on it. His hand went...
  • State Farm cutting at least 500 jobs in Mid-Atlantic

    07/27/2004 2:55:32 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 790+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 27 | DAVID DISHNEAU -- Associated Press
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- State Farm Insurance said Tuesday it will cut at least 500 jobs in the Middle Atlantic region over the next 2 1/2 years by consolidating operations and closing claims offices, including some in West Virginia. State Farm, the nation's largest insurer, said it will eliminate 400 to 500 jobs at its Frederick operations center and move about half of them to an existing office in Charlottesville, Va. The Bloomington, Ill.-based company also said it will close half of its 50 field claim offices in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, the District of Columbia, North Carolina and West Virginia,...
  • Louisiana Can Learn from State Farm Departure, Says Governor Kathleen Blanco

    02/06/2004 3:26:28 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 539+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 02-06-04 | Hill, John
    <p>BATON ROUGE - Gov. Kathleen Blanco will travel to Monroe to meet with community leaders about coping with the loss of State Farm Insurance, Northeast Louisiana's largest private employer.</p> <p>Blanco also intends to probe State Farm executives as to why they decided to close the offices there.</p>
  • State Farm raises rates, Commission admonishes insurer before granting hike

    04/18/2003 8:14:04 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 7 replies · 182+ views
    The News-Star Online & Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2003 | Greg Hilburn
    <p>State Farm was granted a rate increase for its homeowners' insurance in Baton Rouge on Thursday, but not before taking a tongue lashing from regulators who accused the company of manipulation and bad business practices.</p> <p>The company was granted an 11.3 percent increase by the Louisiana Insurance Rating Commission, which will raise $26.8 million for State Farm. It will cost customers an average of $100 annually.</p>
  • State Farm won't accept new Miss. homeowners

    11/13/2002 5:20:00 AM PST · by GailA · 60 replies · 1,510+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/13/02 | AP
    State Farm won't accept new Miss. homeowners By The Associated Press November 13, 2002 JACKSON, Miss. - The state's largest home insurer said Tuesday it will no longer accept new homeowner insurance customers in Mississippi. State Farm Insurance Companies, which provides insurance to about a third of all Mississippi homeowners, claims it's lost $111 million in the state over the past five years, $50 million in 2001 alone. State Farm spokesman Tyrus Sturgis said, "For every dollar in premiums we receive, we're paying out $1.51 in claims and related expenses." Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale said State Farm's announcement comes...
  • State Farm And Prudential Don't Like Guns

    07/10/2002 5:50:14 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 35 replies · 2,389+ views
    Gun Owners of America Newsletter ^ | May, 2001 | Larry Pratt
    Gary Atkinson, a South Carolina businessman and Del Bruno, a Connecticut cop, have had a common problem. When their insurance companies found out that they were involved with guns, they had their insurance coverage canceled. Del Bruno sought a homeowners policy for his new condo. Just after taking out his policy with Prudential, they wanted a list of his guns and their serial numbers upon learning that he owned firearms. For whatever reason, they decided that the Mossberg 500 was a no-no, and they cancelled his policy. Prudential was of the opinion that Bruno's shotgun was not a sporting weapon,...