To the editor:
On Oct. 1, the N.C. Department of Insurance received a homeowners’ insurance rate filing from the North Carolina Rate Bureau for an increase in Brunswick County of 30 percent, effective June 1, 2013.
In 2008, insurance companies were granted an increase for Brunswick County of 30 percent, effective May 2009.
Our rates are already two to three times higher than inland counties for the same perils (fire, theft, etc.) and coastal areas have separate wind and hail policies.