Causey negotiates settlement on mobile homes, cancels hearing

Published 8:10 am Sunday, June 4, 2023

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The North Carolina Department of Insurance has ended its legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau on its proposed insurance rate increase for Mobile Home – F (MH-F) policies and Mobile Home – Casualty (MH-C) policies, “averting a potentially costly administrative battle with insurance companies,” stated a press release from NCDOI.

On Oct. 31, 2022, the Rate Bureau, which represents companies writing property insurance in North Carolina and is not a part of the N.C. Department of Insurance, proposed an overall statewide average of 87.5% increase for MH-F policies and an overall statewide average of 53.4% increase for MH-C policies.

After studying the data, Causey negotiated a settlement of an overall statewide increase of 15% for MH-F and 10 % for MH-C. This means the hearing scheduled for Sept. 18 is canceled.

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“I am happy to announce that North Carolina Mobile Homeowners will save over $71 million in premium payments compared to what the NCRB had requested,” Causey said. “I am also glad the Department of Insurance has avoided a lengthy administrative legal battle which could have cost consumers time and money.”

The increase will take effect on new and renewed policies beginning on or after Oct. 1.