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September is Responsible Dog Ownership month. Here is some information about dog bite liability. About 77.8 million dogs are owned as pets in the United States according to a 2015/2016 survey from by the American Pet Products Association. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4. READ MORE >>

Homeowners 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 >>

Insurers consider a dizzying number of factors in determining premiums, so it's often challenging for consumers to understand why they're paying higher rates than their neighbors or co-workers. "All the consumer can do is ask questions when they buy insurance and get comparison apples-to-apples q... READ MORE >>

Your 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 >>

Up 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 >>

Insurers consider a dizzying number of factors in determining premiums, so it's often challenging for consumers to understand why they're paying higher rates than their neighbors or co-workers. "All the consumer can do is ask questions when they buy insurance and get comparison apples-to-apples q... READ MORE >>

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