What does California earthquake insurance coverage provide following a disaster

California earthquake insurance coverage - House after earthquake

Following the tremors last Thursday and Friday, many residents are looking into the protection available. The importance of California earthquake insurance coverage was placed in the spotlight last Thursday and Friday. The 6.4 magnitude quake was the strongest to rock Southern California in two decades and was followed by a 7.1 magnitude quake the next day. The tremors shook homes and other buildings across hundreds of miles in the state. Independence Day came with a number of different catastrophe risks, particularly with the number of tornadoes that have been cutting…

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Buy flood insurance now as opposed to waiting, says FEMA

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is telling people not to delay before purchasing coverage. FEMA has issued a recommendation to homeowners, instructing them to buy flood insurance today instead of waiting to make their decision at a later date. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said that now is a good time for buying this coverage. The policies to which FEMA referred are through the National Flood Insurance Program. Among the top reasons FEMA is saying that homeowners should buy flood insurance now instead of later is that there is a…

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Citizens Insurance is still battling thousands of Hurricane Irma lawsuits

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The Florida insurer of last resort is still grappling with legal challenges from two years ago. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and state lawmakers recently approved a Citizens Insurance overhaul plan. The overhaul redesigned the controversial “assignment of benefits” practice. It also added new restrictions regarding lawsuits that can be filed against insurance companies. The state-backed insurance company will still need to deal with its thousands of existing lawsuits. Citizens Insurance is still attempting to work its way through thousands of existing lawsuits. These were filed well before the overhaul was…

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Thousands of tornado insurance claims filed after Ohio devastation

Tornado Insurance Claims - Disaster left after Tornado

Local insurers and agents have been assisting policyholders with damaged homes, vehicles and businesses. Policyholders in Ohio are encouraged to begin filing their tornado insurance claims following the storms last week. The twisters hit on Monday night and damaged homes, cars and businesses. Insurance companies are expecting thousands of claims and agents are bracing to assist them all. Insurers such as Allstate, State Farm, and Farmers have been fielding ceaseless client calls. “When the devastation is this much, it’s like nothing any of us in our area has really seen,”…

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National Flood Insurance Program Gets Brief Renewal from Congress

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The House of Representatives gained a two week extension for the federal flood insurance. Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by two weeks after it failed to pass a $19 billion disaster aid bill. The House of Representatives was seeking unanimous consent for the bill which contained a flood insurance reauthorization provision. NFIP had been set to expire as of Friday, but the two week extension was granted in time. With less than six hours left before the National Flood Insurance Program, the fast-track unanimous consent vote approved…

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Noah’s Ark amusement park sues its theme park insurance company for rain damage

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A multimillion dollar replica of the biblical boat and the park around it were damaged by storms. Following the damage of a replica of Noah’s ark and other related attractions, a theme park insurance company is being sued. Ark Encounter is located in Northern Kentucky. It filed a lawsuit regarding coverage for damages to the property following substantial rain. The insurance company has filed a suit for $1 million in repairs and additional costs. Ark Encounter filed a lawsuit against its theme park insurance company. It claims to want to…

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Missouri Attorney General issues insurance scam warning after natural disasters

Insurance scam warning - Tornado damage

AG Eric Schmitt has warned consumers about fraud and price gauging following tornadoes and flooding. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has issued an insurance scam warning following recent ongoing flooding in the state and the tornado in Jefferson City last week. Schmitt cautioned consumers to be vigilant of scammers when repairs are needed. Schmitt used his insurance scam warning to express his concern regarding price gauging and scammers on the heels of natural disasters in Missouri. He warned people across the state to be wary of construction fraud, price gauging,…

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