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Insurance commissioner seeks more power over wind pool

Mississippi’s insurance commissioner is pushing a bill to strip a tax subsidy and authority from the state’s insurer of last resort for hurricane-prone coastal residents. Commissioner Mike Chaney says the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association, known as the “wind pool,” spends too much on backup insurance. The move would bolster his authority in his dispute with the board that runs the ...

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Wind Pool buys $815M in reinsurance for upcoming hurricane season

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Jackson County board member Mark Cumbest says Mississippi’s insurer of last resort has bought $815 million in reinsurance for the coming storm season. Reinsurance — essentially insurance for insurers — is a major driver of policy premiums. It protects the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association from debilitating claims, such as those created by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. ...

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Wind Pool board heads overseas for low reinsurance rates

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Members of Mississippi’s wind pool board are in London this week to seek low reinsurance rates — a key factor in the cost of policyholders’ premiums. The Mississippi Press reports that the board left Saturday and are expected to return Friday. The Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association is the insurer of last resort for coastal property owners ...

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Chaney: Veto will not affect Wind Pool

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of legislation giving an additional $20 million to the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association (Wind Pool) will not increase coastal rates this year and will not have an immediate impact on coastal Wind Pool rates, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. “In the previous fiscal year, the Legislature had given the Wind Pool ...

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