Posts Tagged ‘Joe Shumaker’

Wind pool rate to go up 3.2% for homeowners, 5% on commercial policies

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Insurance rates for the state wind pool are set to increase Dec. 1 on renewals and new policies. The Sun Herald reports a Mississippi Insurance Department filing shows owners of homes and mobile homes will see hikes of 3.2 percent, and commercial policies will go up 5 percent. Wind pool director […] [...]

Windpool, private insurer on coast confident they can handle Isaac risks

As Isaac bore down on the northern Gulf Coast last week, newly purchased reinsurance allowed the head of the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association to concentrate on the storm’s path and its aftermath rather than worry over covering claims. The new reinsurance — and Windstorm Underwriting Association chief Joe Shumaker’s sense of security — had been […] [...]

A man of many hats

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 13,2011

Tags: Joe Shumaker, MBJ Focus, Mississippi Rating Bureau

Shumaker must be versatile at the state rating bureau Joe Shumaker has had a long career with the Mississippi Rating Bureau, where he began working at age 20. He currently wears three hats as manager of the three separate entities at the bureau. There’s the Mississippi Rating Bureau, established by state law in 1924, which […] [...]

Coast homeowners not likely to see insurance rate increase in 2011

by Amy McCullough Published: February 27,2011

Tags: David Treutel Jr., Joe Shumaker, MBJ Focus, Scott Delano, Scott King

Coast residents want people to understand that their high homeowners’ insurance rates affect everyone. And now that the state of the economy ensures that no more federal and state subsidies are likely, residents dependent on the state’s public insurance program called the Wind Pool could eventually face a rate increase. As studies have pointed out, […] [...]

Insurance rates hinge on local standards

Economy could force changes in urban and rural fire operations Steps taken by Mississippi’s state government during the last 23 years are credited with keeping today’s home and business fire insurance rates stable. But budget problems in urban fire departments and manpower shortages in rural ones threaten the hard-won stability. As the recession lingers, localities […] [...]

Coastal American set to grow as coastal insurer

by Ted Carter Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Coastal American Insurance Co., Joe Shumaker, Ned Dolese

New insurance firm staking its viability on belief water — not wind — is biggest threat to Gulf homes A little more than seven months after it began providing wind and flood coverage to homeowners along Mississippi’s coast, Coastal American Insurance Co. is ready to take on several thousand new policyholders, says Ned Dolese, a […] [...]

Proximity pays OFF

by Ted Carter Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Joe Shumaker, Mississippi State Rating Bureau

Fire Ratings Bureau more concerned with nearness of fire services than number of homes to be served Want to pay less for fire insurance? Move next door to a fire station, even if the neighborhood is jam packed with dwellings. In fire insurance, as in real estate, location is everything. When Joe Shumaker and his […] [...]

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