News Releases

NW Insurance Council News Releases

2019 News Releases

PUBLIC POLICY

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

May 28, 2019

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

May 22, 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

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

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

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

2018 News Releases

AUTO & BOAT

March 14, 2018

On the road for spring break? Include a review of your insurance on your packing list

March 27, 2018

Rise in uninsured driver rate a concern – and a reminder to review your auto coverage (OR)

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

Rise in uninsured driver rate a concern - and a reminder to review your auto coverage (ID)

April 2, 2018

April's distracted driving awareness month calls attention to a deadly and costly problem (WA)

April's distracted driving awareness month calls attention to a deadly and costly problem (OR)

April's distracted driving awareness month calls attention to a deadly and costly problem (ID)

April 13, 2018

Insurance study: Drivers see dangers of distracted driving, but not for themselves (WA)

Insurance study: Drivers see dangers of distracted driving, but not for themselves (OR)

Insurance study: Drivers see dangers of distracted driving, but not for themselves (ID)

May 2, 2018

Boating Season: watercraft safety and insurance will keep you cruising this summer

June 21, 2018

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance rates lower (WA)

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance rates lower (OR)

Parents: keep your teenage driver safe and your auto insurance rates lower (ID)

July 16, 2018

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

NICB reports auto thefts in Oregon are on the rise

NICB reports auto thefts in Idaho are up less than half percent statewide

September 19, 2018

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

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

Ford, Chevrolet Pick-Ups top the "10 most-stolen vehicles" list in ID; are you protected from auto theft?

November 8, 2018

See the latest auto tech in Seattle this weekend – and check your insurance too, as the cost of fixing new cars is rising

November 15, 2018

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

December 13, 2018

Out shopping for Christmas? Make a dent in your holiday list… not your car

HOMEOWNERS

February 2, 2018

Avoid a personal foul: careless Super Bowl parties pose a risk for severe liability penalties

February 8, 2018

Is your Valentine’s Day gift insured?

April 9, 2018

Dog bite insurance claims topped $9 million in Washington in 2016; costs even higher in 2017

$4.6 million in paid insurance claims from dog bites in Oregon in 2016 - and costs rose in 2017

Dog bites resulted in $1.8 million in insurance claims paid in Idaho in 2016; costs higher in 2017

April 24, 2018

Spring home maintenance can prevent damage insurance may not cover

May 24, 2018

Grilling this Memorial Day weekend? A dash of common sense could prevent a fire emergency

June 28, 2018

Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety insurance

July 11, 2018

Storage Units: extra space may – or may not – require extra insurance

July 24, 2018

Many homes may be underinsured, analytics firm says. Is yours among them?

October 9, 2018

Fire Prevention Week: NFPA encourages everyone to "Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere"

October 31, 2018

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

December 10, 2018

It’s cold out there! But please use caution with space heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces

December 19, 2018

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

December 14, 2018

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

DISASTERS & PREPAREDNESS

January 9, 2018

Potential Rattlesnake Ridge landslide emphasizes the need for special insurance for homes

January 24, 2018

Earthquake and tsunami: advance preparation and insurance are keys to survival and recovery

March 22, 2018

Oso Landslide anniversary offers painful reminders, lessons for the future in slide-prone NW

April 17, 2018

Updated state maps offer fresh look at landslide risks in Multnomah County – but what about insurance?

NWS landslide alert emphasizes the need for special insurance coverage for homes and businesses

May 9, 2018

Concerned about Volcano damage? Here’s a primer on what is and isn’t covered if a NW volcano erupts

June 13, 2018

Prepare now before wildfire threatens your family and your property

August 2, 2018

Wildfire threatening your home, vehicle or business? Here’s what to know

September 14, 2018

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

October 17, 2018

"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Washingtonians to be prepared and to consider earthquake and flood insurance

"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Oregonians to be prepared and to consider earthquake and flood insurance

"Great Shakeout" is a reminder for Idahoans to be prepared and to consider earthquake and flood insurance

November 26, 2018

November storm: are you insured? What to do to get back on your feet after storm damage (WA)

November storm: are you insured? What to do to get back on your feet after storm damage (OR)

November 30, 2018

Alaska’s 7.0 earthquake and tsunami warning an alarming reminder about preparation, response and insurance

December 18, 2018

News Alert: Tornado, high winds strike Kitsap Peninsula – Homeowners, Renters Insurance policies may cover damage

December 19, 2018

Port Orchard tornado: Home, Business Insurance covers damage from yesterday’s destructive twister