RALEIGH Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall average change in homeowners insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015. The ordered rates vary by geographic territory and type of insurance. On average, homeowners insurance rates are to decrease by 0.3 percent, renter’s insurance rates are to increase by 11.2 percent, and condo owner’s insurance rates are to increase by 8.1 percent.
Effective June 1, 2015, rates for the barrier island portions of Currituck, Dare and Hyde Counties will go down 9%, a savings of about $223 for $150,000 of coverage; rates for the mainland areas of Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico Counties will do down 8.9%, a savings of $189 for $150,000 of coverage. The NC Rate Bureau had requested a 35% increase for barrier island territories and a 10% increase for inland northeastern coastal territories.
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