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Katrina Still Affecting Home Insurance Costs

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Katrina Still Affecting Home Insurance Costs

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Katrina Still Affecting Home Insurance Costs

Katrina Still Affecting Home Insurance Costs

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Still reeling from Katrina, some insurance companies are drastically raising their rates. Others are refusing to take on new policies. Guests discuss the high cost of protecting a home.

Guests:

Robert Hartwig, senior vice president and chief economist for the Insurance Information Institute, a trade organization for the insurance industry

Robert Hunter, insurance director for the Consumer Federation of America; former Federal Insurance Administrator under President's Ford and Carter; former Texas Insurance Commissioner

Michael Trevino, spokesman for Allstate