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Editorial Reply: Deborah Drossis

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Deborah Drossis Deborah Drossis
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I am Deborah Drossis responding to Bill Applegate's homeowner's insurance editorial.

Last October, Ohio felt the effects of hurricane sandy, a storm that ravaged parts of the east coast.  While many Ohioans experienced damages from this monster storm, it was far less costly here than elsewhere.

Why then are insurance companies trying to recoup their losses by raising premiums and deductibles for Ohioans?  Ohio is not a hurricane state.  A NASA study concluded that sandy was a 1 in 700 year event.  Some insurance companies have created new categories for storm damage and raised deductibles from $1,000 to $5,000 – that's a 500% increase.

We all understand that the theory of insurance is distribution of risk.  But it seems Ohioans are being asked to disproportionately bear the burden of the insurance companies' losses.  I am writing to the Ohio department of insurance requesting an investigation into this unfair practice.  I would encourage you to do the same.

Thank you.  

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