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2011 September - Flood Insurance Consumer Information

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Entries for September, 2011

Some Federal Flood Insurance Risks May Be Shifted to Private Reinsurers

Some Federal Flood Insurance Risks May Be Shifted to Private ReinsurersNews from New York Times: By EVAN LEHMANN of ClimateWire Published: September 30, 2011 Congress is poised to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency the power to shift some of its massive financial risk from flooding to private financial firms that charge expensive fees to [...]

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Visalia to hold session on flood insurance

Visalia to hold session on flood insuranceNews from Visalia Times-Delta: Email this article Visalia to hold session on flood insurance Flood insurance is something that property owners generally pay for grudgingly and only if their mortgage companies require they buy it. A link to this page will be included in your message …………… continues on [...]

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New flood hazard maps will impact insurance rates

New flood hazard maps will impact insurance ratesNews from phillyBurbs.com: Homeowners need to pay close attention, because their insurance rates might change, according to a FEMA official. Wednesday night, a standing-room-only crowd of Upper Bucks County residents packed Tinicum’s municipal building to get a first look at the proposed revisions to the flood insurance rate [...]

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Flood insurance deadline soon

Flood insurance deadline soonNews from Omaha World-Herald:Published Wednesday September 28, 2011 “;var zflag_nid=”1431″;var zflag_cid=”34/10/8″;var zflag_sid=”1″;var zflag_width=”1″;var zflag_height=”1″;var zflag_sz=”31″; ]]> The Federal Emergency Management Agency said a critical flood insurance deadline is approaching for many policyholders whose properties were damaged as a result of this year’s Missouri River flooding. Depending on individual circumstances, the deadline could [...]

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Leave flood insurance to industry, governments warned

Leave flood insurance to industry, governments warnedNews from Sydney Morning Herald: The Queensland floods have helped make this Suncorp’s most costly year for natural disasters. Photo: Janie Barrett AS A major investigation of the insurance industry’s approach to cover for natural disasters is finalised, Suncorp chairman John Story has warned that any effort by governments [...]

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Frequently asked questions about the National Flood Insurance Program

Frequently asked questions about the National Flood Insurance ProgramNews from Patriot-News:Q: What is the National Flood Insurance Program?A: Since 1968, federal government has backed nearly every flood insurance policy issued in the country.    Homeowners buy their policies from an agent who sells other types of insurance. But unlike homeowner’s insurance, for example, the company doesn’t [...]

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Pocono Playhouse owner faces charges for filing false flood insurance claims

Pocono Playhouse owner faces charges for filing false flood insurance claimsNews from Pocono Record: The Pocono Playhouse in Mountainhome was destroyed by fire on Oct. 2, 2009. The owner of the playhouse, Ralph Miller (inset), is now accused of filing false flood insurance claims for another playhouse he owned.Pocono Record file photo By MATT COUGHLIN [...]

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Officials Urge Vermonters to Get Flood Insurance Before Sept. 30

Officials Urge Vermonters to Get Flood Insurance Before Sept. 30News from Insurance Journal: In the wake of spring flooding and additional flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene, state and federal officials are encouraging Vermonters to sign up for federally-backed flood insurance before the end of the month, when the program is set to expire. While [...]

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Residents could save on flood-insurance policies

Residents could save on flood-insurance policiesNews from Houma Courier:<p>Terrebonne homeowners could soon save 20 percent on their flood-insurance policies thanks to the parish’s participation in a program that encourages home elevation and other changes help flood-proof communities.</p><p>The Community Rating System, used by the National Flood Insurance Program, provides flood insurance discounts to communities that pass [...]

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Thinking Beyond Hurricane and Flood Insurance

Thinking Beyond Hurricane and Flood InsuranceNews from Patch.com: Over the past month Maryland has experienced a number of Mother Nature’s unexpected events. This has many thinking about property and homeowners’ insurance. While this coverage is very important, so is life insurance. The need for this coverage is so important that September has been designated as [...]

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