Rural Geary County residents could see reduction in homeowners insurance

Junction City Daily Union – May 1, 2017

Many rural Geary County residents could see a 15 to 20 percent reduction in homeowner’s insurance costs in August.

Residents who reside within five miles of the Main County Fire Station (236 E. 8th Street), Spring Valley Fire Station (1019 S. Spring Valley Road) and the Milford Township Station (3500 Pleasant View Drive) are the main homeowners who will see the reduction in insurance costs. Businesses in the area will also see a reduction in costs, effective Aug. 1, 2017.

According to a press release Sunday from Geary County Emergency Services, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) visited Geary County in December 2016 and reviewed all aspects of the fire department to include, type of fire-fighting equipment, firefighter training, 911 call and dispatch area, and water supply to include rural hydrants. Each item is awarded points, which when totaled, gave the county its ISO rating, which is used to determine homeowners insurance rates.

Geary County was last rated in the 1990s. Since that time, the rural fire department has added three structural fire pumpers, the 911 dispatch center has been updated, training of the firefighters and record-keeping was implemented.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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1 Response to “Rural Geary County residents could see reduction in homeowners insurance”

  1. 1 Anonymous May 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    What is change (from, to) ISO # ?


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