JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey made a visit to Onslow County today.
The first stop for Commissioner Causey was MSA, a fire helmet and safety plant since he is also the State Fire Marshall.
Causey says local fire departments have a direct effect on what people pay for home-owners insurance.
Local Fire Departments are given a class grade rating depending on equipment and upgrades.
“There’s a long list that goes into the ratings but if that fire department can upgrade their rating then that has a direct bearing on what people pay for insurance.” Commissioner Mike Causey, NCDOI
Causey also talked about his plans for 2020 with the North Carolina Rate Bureau.
“To come out with private flood insurance policies that will be available to all North Carolinians, regardless of where they live.” Commissioner Mike Causey, NCDOI
Commissioner Causey says he believes these flood policies offered through the insurance industry will offer broader coverage than what is under the federal flood insurance program.
The Office of the State Fire Marshall regulates the manufactured housing industry in the state. Therefore, he also made a stop at Future Homes in Hubert.
Commissioner Causey ended his visit at Onslow County Senior Services.
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