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New York City is a city where people are not just willing to do the right thing but also willing to pay extra for it.
In 2016, the average cost of a one-year home insurance policy was $2,846 per month, according to a report from The American Council on Affordable Care Act.
The average for a two-year policy was more than $4,000 per month.
Now, a new report by the American Council of Insurance Commissioners finds that the cost of home insurance is even higher than the average—an average of $1,849 per month per family in New York.
The group says that’s because homeowners in the city are paying out more in premium payments than they were five years ago, and that the rate hikes have outpaced the rate increases in other cities.
The report found that a typical policy would cost $2.7 million a year if the premiums were capped at the state level, and would cost nearly $4 million if the policy was capped at $1.8 million per year.
The AICC estimates that homeowners in New Yorkers who have not already purchased policies will pay $6,959 a year in premium increases.
Homeowners who have purchased policies, however, will pay only $1 in premium for every $1 they have received.
In the worst-case scenario, a policy with a $1 premium could cost the homeowner more than the cost it would cost to purchase insurance with a lower premium.
If a policy is capped at an average of about $1 million per policyholder per year, a homeowner would pay more than one-third of his annual premium.
The number of homeowners who do not currently have policies is increasing, and homeowners who have received premium increases in recent years are disproportionately poor.
This is one of the reasons the AICS found that home prices are likely to remain stagnant in the coming years.
But it’s also why homeowners who are already paying more in premiums will have a hard time getting a good price.
The analysis of a database of more than 3,000 insurance policies by The Associated Press shows that about half of all homeowners who did not have a policy in 2017 are paying $2 or more more a month in premiums.
In New York, that’s the average monthly premium for homeowners in their 30s and 40s who do have policies.
The homeowners who currently have a home insurance premium are paying about $2 per month less than the homeowners who were not covered, according the AOCS report.
The rate hikes are more than offset by the low costs of home ownership, said Paul Rieckhoff, the president of the American Association of Insurance Agents.
“They’re paying less than they used to,” he said.
Home insurance rates are so low because the average rate has gone up about 20% a year, said Rieekhoff, who added that it’s not unusual for insurers to increase premiums by 10%, 20% or even 30% each year.
If rates are rising, Rieackhoff said it’s important for homeowners to take advantage of the higher rates.
He said homeowners should be able to pay their premium with less money because there’s a limited amount of money available for people to save.
“When it comes to the cost to the taxpayer of premiums, it’s just outrageous,” he added.
For those who have no existing policy, Riesekhoff said homeowners who don’t have the financial resources to buy a home could find it difficult to afford insurance.
“The reality is that if you’re in a situation where you can’t afford a home, you’re going to be very disappointed when you go in the door to get the job or the loan or the mortgage,” he noted.
In an interview, AICHC Executive Director John Lefkowitz said he’s concerned about rising premiums and the fact that homeowners who already had policies have to pay more.
“We want to encourage homeowners to keep their policies, but the reality is they’re paying a lot more than they need to,” Lefke said.
The AP/WNYC Consumer Advocacy Research Center found that about one in four homeowners in its database of 1,800 policyholders are paying premiums more than 10% higher than they would have paid had they never purchased insurance.
But many homeowners who receive premium increases do not realize it because they have no idea how much they’re spending.
The majority of homeowners interviewed by the AP and WNYC say they are not aware of the increases, and some have trouble finding information about the increase.
One woman who was in her 60s said she was surprised to learn that she would be paying $1 per month more than she was paying before the premium increase.
“I’m just going to have to go to the office and find out what it is,” she said.
AICH also said that it does not expect the average increase to continue.
“That’s not a realistic number,” Lofkowitz added.
“What we’re hoping is that