News Releases

NW Insurance Council News Releases


2021 News Releases

November 22, 2021

Driving during the Thanksgiving holiday? Check the oil, the tires - and your auto insurance coverage (WA, OR, ID

November 16, 2021

Concerned about floods, landslides during the rainy season? If you're at risk, you need special coverage (WA, OR

November 12, 2021

Shopping more online? Working from home? Make sure you are cyber-secure (WA, OR, ID

November 3, 2021

Winterize your home or business now to prevent costly damage and insurance claims (WA, OR, ID)  

October 27, 2021

Frightening monster, ghosts and vampires? Not covered. But auto theft and property damage are! (WA, OR, ID

October 25, 2021

"Bomb Cyclone" causes damage: What to know about storms and insurance (WA, OR)

October 19, 2021

"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Washingtonians to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance (WA)
"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Oregonians to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance (OR)
"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Idahoans to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance (ID)


October 15, 2021

Honda Civic, Accord top the "10 most-stolen vehicles" list in WA; are you protected from auto theft? (WA)
Honda Civic, Accord top the "10 most-stolen vehicles" list in OR; are you protected from auto theft? (OR) 

Chevrolet and Ford Pick-ups top the "10 most-stolen vehicles" list in ID; are you protected from auto theft? (ID) 

October 14, 2021

Insurers to Kreidler: Help Consumers Today – Withdraw Your Proposed Permanent Credit Ban Rule 

October 6, 2021

Attention drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" coverage (WA)
Attention drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" coverage (OR)

Attention drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" coverage (ID)

October 1, 2021

Concerned about floods, landslides during the rainy season? If you're as risk, you need special coverage (WA, OR, ID

September 21, 2021

Auto thefts rise nearly 10 percent in Washington, moves state to 8th worst in US, NICB reports (WA)
Auto thefts rise 9 percent in Oregon, moves state to 6th worst in US, NICB reports (OR)

Auto thefts in Idaho rise nearly 21 percent in 2020, NICB reports (ID) 

September 8, 2021

Insurers taking proactive steps to help customers prepare for & respond to wildfires (WA, OR, ID

September 7, 2021

National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery (WA, OR, ID

September 3, 2021

Kids starting college? Do your homework to make sure you have the right insurance (WA, OR, ID)

July 8, 2021

NW Insurance Council partners with the National Insurance Crime Bureau to combat post-disaster fraud (Contractor Fraud Awareness Week kicks off July, 12, 2021)  

July 1, 2021

Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance (WA, OR, ID)

June 25, 2021

Parents: Graduation might bring some insurance changes (WA, OR, ID)

June 4, 2021

Parents: Keep your teenage driver safe - and your auto insurance affordable (WAOR, ID

May 27, 2021

Traveling by car this Memorial Day weekend? Check the oil, the tires, and your auto insurance (WA, OR, ID

May 26, 2021

Grilling this Memorial Day weekend? A dash of common sense could prevent a fire emergency (WA, OR, ID

May 14, 2021

Concerned about Volcano damage? What is and isn't covered if a NW volcano erupts (WA, OR

May 6, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Changes are coming to auto, home, renters, boat and RV insurance in Washington. Here’s what you need to know.

May 6, 2021

Boating Season: watercraft safety and insurance will keep you cruising this summer (WA, OR, ID

April 27, 2021

Take simple steps now to get "wildfire ready," and review your insurance: Wildfire Ready Neighbors program will help you get started (WA) 

April 21, 2021

Prepare now before wildfire threatens your family and your property: Join Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 1 (WA) 
Prepare now before wildfire threatens your family and your property: Join Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 1 (OR) 

Prepare now before wildfire threatens your family and your property: Join Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 1 (ID) 

April 15, 2021

Dog bite related claims in 2020 decreased while total cost of claims increased: Insurers encourage proper training and pet care to avoid tragic injuries (WA)  
Dog bite related claims in 2020 decreased while total cost of claims increased: Insurers encourage proper training and pet care to avoid tragic injuries (OR) 

Dog bite related claims in 2020 decreased while total cost of claims increased: Insurers encourage proper training and pet care to avoid tragic injuries (ID) 

April 12, 2021

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: A distracted driving ticket could cost more than just the fine, insurers say (WA) 
Distracted Driving Awareness Month call attention to a deadly and costly problem: If you get a ticket, your insurance premium could be affected (OR) 

Distracted Driving Awareness Month call attention to a deadly and costly problem: If you get a ticket, your insurance premium could be affected (ID) 

April 1, 2021

Uninsured driver rate in WA a concern - and a reminder to review your auto coverage (WA) 
Uninsured driver rate a concern - and a reminder to review your auto coverage (OR) 

March 23, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Insurance groups respond to Kreidler emergency rule banning insurance scoring in WA 

March 19, 2021

Oso Landslide's seventh anniversary offers sobering reminders, lessons for slide-prone NW (WA, OR, ID)  

March 16, 2021

NICB reports surge in catalytic converter thefts: Preliminary analysis shows spike in auto thefts, too (WA, ID)
NICB reports surge in catalytic converter thefts: Preliminary analysis shows spike in auto thefts, too
(OR)

March 15, 2021

Make your own luck to get home safe on St. Patrick's Day: Getting a DUI is not only dangerous, but also expensive and will impact your auto insurance rates (WA, OR, ID

March 9, 2021

Shopping for a home? Put insurance on your shopping list, too (WA, OR, ID

February 26, 2021

Nisqually Earthquake 20th anniversary a reminder to consider disaster preparedness and insurance coverage (WA)
Nisqually Earthquake 20th anniversary a reminder to consider disaster preparedness and insurance coverage (OR)
Nisqually Earthquake 20th anniversary a reminder to consider disaster preparedness and insurance coverage
(ID)

February 16, 2021

Is your Valentine's Day gift insured? (WA, OR, ID)

February 15, 2021

Snowstorms and Insurance: What to do and what to know (WA, OR)

February 5, 2021

Make the right call: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for COVID - and personal liability: Safety is paramount in 2021 - at home, and on their way home (WAORID

February 2, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mandating Retroactive Interruption Coverage is Unconstitutional and Undermines Insurers' Ability to Pay Covered Everyday Claims (WA)  

January 26, 2021

Concerned about floods, landslide during the rainy season? If you're at risk you need special coverage (WAOR, ID

January 13, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: What to know about storm damage and insurance (WA, OR) 

January 6, 2021

Concerned about floods, landslide during the rainy season? If you're at risk you need special coverage (WAOR

2020 News Releases

December 30, 2020

DUI Ticket: Driving impaired is dangerous, costly and will impact your auto insurance rates: Extra patrols deployed nationally through New Year's Day (WA)  
DUI Ticket: Driving impaired is dangerous, costly and will impact your auto insurance rates: Extra patrols deployed nationally through New Year's Day (OR, ID) 

December 23, 2020

Getting a ticket for DUI is not only dangerous and expensive, it will impact your auto insurance rates: Extra patrols deployed in Washington to look for impaired motorists (WA) 

December 18, 2020

Thinking of renting out your home to make extra cash? Add "review insurance" to your to-do list (WA, OR, ID) 

December 15, 2020

Insurers support changes to help families in economic crisis; oppose Commissioner's ban on credit-based insurance scoring (WA) 

December 2, 2020

Don't let Porch Pirates loot your Packages! Should you file a stolen package claim with your insurance company? (WA, OR, ID)  

November 24, 2020

Shopping Black Friday from home this year? Make sure you are cyber-secure (WA, OR, ID)   

November 19, 2020

Winterize your home or business now to prevent costly damage and insurance claims (WA, OR, ID) 

November 12, 2020

Stormy weather expected: What to know about storms and insurance (WA, OR, ID) 

October 30, 2020

Frightening monsters, ghosts and vampires? Not covered. But auto theft and property damage are! 

October 21, 2020

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance affordable (WAOR, ID)  

October 19, 2020

7.5 earthquake shakes Alaska: Six things to know about preparation, response and insurance 

October 13, 2020

"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Washingtonians to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance (WA) 
"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Oregonians to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance (OR) 

"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Idahoans to be prepared - and to consider earthquake insurance (ID) 

October 9, 2020

A distracted driving ticket could cost more than just the fine, insurers say (WA)  

October 6, 2020

Concerned about floods, landslides during the rainy season? If you're at risk, you need special coverage  

September 8, 2020

Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? What to know (WA)   
Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? What to know (OR) 

Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? What to know (ID)   


September 3, 2020

National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery (WA)  
National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery (OR) 

National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery (ID) 


August 27, 2020

Kids starting college? Do your homework to make sure you have the right insurance 

August 20, 2020

Are you Wildfire-Ready? Creating your home inventory now can speed your insurance claim later  

August 19, 2020

Another problem to blame on COVID-19: More children suffer dog bites, report shows (WA) 
Another problem to blame on COVID-19: More children suffer dog bites, report shows (OR)  
Another problem to blame on COVID-19: More children suffer dog bites, report shows (ID)  

August 10, 2020

Cars and Teens: Here's the latest news about auto safety, reliability and insurance costs 

July 28, 2020

Buying an RV so you can vacation during the pandemic? Make sure you have the right insurance  

July 8, 2020

Many homes may be uninsured. Is your policy keeping up with your property? 

July 1, 2020

Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance 

June 29, 2020

New Idaho distracted driving law starts on July 1 - what drivers need to know 

June 25, 2020

Are you Wildfire-Ready? Creating your home inventory now can speed your insurance claim later 

June 24, 2020

DNR, Insurance Industry and Chelan County Fire Chief to host 'Wildfire Ready' Webinar July 1 

June 17, 2020

Insurance trades respond to proposal to ban use of credit scores 

June 10, 2020 

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance affordable 

June 3, 2020

Media Alert: What to know about Personal & Commercial Insurance and civil unrest (WA, OR) 

May 20, 2020  

Washington state sees alarming increase in deadly motorcycle crashes this Spring (WA)  

Going for a motorcycle ride? Keep safety top of mind and make sure you have insurance coverage (OR)

Going for a motorcycle ride? Keep safety top of mind and make sure you have insurance coverage (ID)   

May 6, 2020  

Making deliveries during the COVID-19 crisis for income? Make sure you have insurance coverage (WA) 

Making deliveries during the COVID-19 crisis for income? Make sure you have insurance coverage (OR) 

Making deliveries during the COVID-19 crisis for income? Make sure you have insurance coverage (ID) 

May 1, 2020  

Idaho Tornado Warning: Know what your Homeowners, Renters and Auto Insurance policies cover before the next storm hits 

You've mastered "social distancing." Now it's time to "distance" your home from wildfire risk (WA)

You've mastered "social distancing." Now it's time to "distance" your home from wildfire risk (OR) 

You've mastered "social distancing." Now it's time to "distance" your home from wildfire risk (ID) 

April 23, 2020

Saving money on insurance: stretch your insurance dollars without compromising coverage

April 9, 2020

Update on Home, Auto & Business (Property & Casualty) Insurance Response to COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Access to home, auto & business insurance options and claims response fully available in Northwest states, insurers say 

March 31, 2020

Earthquake rattles Boise, ID and surround area 

February 19, 2020

The "once-a-year check-up" and 10 questions to ask your insurance agent or company 

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Is Your Valentine's Day gift insured?  

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY-Major flooding and increased landslide risk in Western Washington: What to know about insurance coverage  

JANUARY, 30, 2020

Don't get flagged: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for severe liability penalties  

2019 News Releases

PUBLIC POLICY

December 30, 2019

Attention motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians! New road rules in Washington to take effect Jan. 1 

December 2, 2019 

NW Insurance Council Statement in Response to Insurance Premium Tax (Policy Surcharge) 

July 25, 2019 

Heads-up bikers! Washington's mandatory auto insurance law will also apply to motorcycles beginning July 28 

April 8, 2019

Proposed tax increase on home, auto & business insurance unfair to consumers, P&C insurers say

March 29, 2019

NW Insurance Council opposes SB 5996 - Wildfire Premium Tax increase for home, auto and business insurance

January 29, 2019

Proposed WA motorcycle helmet bill "misses the mark" on insurance; puts riders at risk

DISASTERS & PREPAREDNESS

December 19, 2019 

"Pineapple Express" expected later this week: What to know about storms and insurance  

October 22, 2019

Flood Insurance: Don't wait for flood waters to rise, consider coverage now 

October 9, 2019

Snowstorms and Insurance: What to do and what to know (WA) 

September 13, 2019

Flood Insurance: Don't wait for flood waters to rise, consider coverage now (WA)

Flood Insurance: Don't wait for flood waters to rise, consider coverage now (OR)

Flood Insurance: Don't wait for flood waters to rise, consider coverage now (ID) 

September 5, 2019

National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery (WA)  

National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery (OR)  

National Preparedness Month: Insurance and preparation are keys to disaster survival and recovery (ID)  

August 1, 2019

Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? What to know (WA)  

Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? What to know (OR)  

Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? What to know (ID)  

July 12, 2019

4.6 earthquake shakes Seattle region: Six things to know about preparation, response and insurance 

July 6, 2019

California earthquakes: Six things for Northwest residents to know about preparation, response and insurance 

May 28, 2019

Idaho Tornado Warning: Know what your Homeowners, Renters and Auto Insurance policies cover before the next storm hit

May 21, 2019

Prepare now before wildfire threatens your family and your property 

March 21, 2019

Oso Landslide's fifth anniversary offers painful reminders, lessons for slide-prone NW 

YOUR INSURANCE POLICY

October 28, 2019

Frightening monsters, ghosts and vampires? Not covered. But auto theft and property damage are! 

August 21, 2019

Kids off to college? Do your homework to make sure you have the right insurance  

June 6, 2019

Parents: Graduation season might bring insurance changes 

February 22, 2019

Life is full of changes, so be sure to review your insurance policies to make sure you're covered 

AUTO

November 26, 2019

Driving during the Thanksgiving holiday? Check the oil, the tires – and your auto insurance coverage 

October 3, 2019

Winter Driving Safety and Insurance: What to do and what to know before you go 

September 24, 2019

Attention Drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" Coverage (WA) 

Attention Drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" Coverage (OR) 

Attention Drivers: lookout for deer, other wildlife, and consider Comprehensive and "PIP" Coverage (ID) 

August 16, 2019

Getting a ticket for DUI is not only dangerous and expensive, it will impact your auto insurance rates
Extra patrols deployed in Washington to look for impaired drivers 

July 18, 2019

NICB reports good news for Washington vehicle owners: declining auto theft rates 

NICB reports declining auto thefts in Oregon 

Auto thefts down slightly in Idaho, NICB reports 

May 23, 2019

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance rates lower. Teen-driver involved accidents highest during '100 Deadliest Days' (WA) 

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance rates lower. Teen-driver involved accidents highest during '100 Deadliest Days' (OR) 

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance rates lower. Teen-driver involved accidents highest during '100 Deadliest Days' (ID) 

April 17, 2019

Distracted Driving Awareness Month calls attention to a deadly and costly problem (ID) 

Distracted Driving Awareness Month calls attention to a deadly and costly problem. If you get a ticket, your insurance premium could be affected (WA) 

Distracted Driving Awareness Month calls attention to a deadly and costly problem. If you get a ticket, your insurance premium could be affected (OR) 

March 20, 2019

Collision claims are 9.7 percent higher in Washington due to legal marijuana, report says 

January 25, 2019

WA Distracted Driving study shows drivers are using cell phones less, but engaged in other distractions more 

Distracted Driving study shows drivers are talking on cell phones less, but "fiddling" with them more (OR) 

Distracted Driving study shows drivers are talking on cell phones less, but "fiddling" with them more (ID) 

HOMEOWNERS

December 13, 2019

Planning a holiday party? Before you host, know your (insurance) limits 

December 5, 2019

Don't let Porch Pirates loot your packages! Should you file a stolen package claim with your insurance company? 

November 19, 2019

It's getting cold out there! Be careful using space heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces 

October 2, 2019

Winterize your home or business now to prevent costly damage and insurance claims 

September 23, 2019

Thinking of renting out your home to make extra cash? Better check your insurance policy first 

June 26, 2019

Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance (WA) 

Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance (OR) 

Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance (ID) 

April 25, 2019

Dog bite insurance claims topped $11 million in Washington in 2018 

Dog bite insurance claims topped $5 million in Oregon in 2018 

Dog bite insurance claims topped $2 million in Idaho in 2018 

March 12, 2019

Spring home maintenance can prevent damage insurance may not cover 

February 13, 2019

Is your Valentine's Day gift insured? 

January 31, 2019

Don't get flagged: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for severe liability penalties 

February 5, 2019

Snowstorms and Insurance: What to do and what to know 

MEDIA ALERTS

February 14, 2019

Snowstorms and Insurance: What to know 

February 6, 2019

NW Insurance Council launches new website