Flood insurance premiums rise and will likely continue rising

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Homeowners seeking to purchase coverage against overland flooding will be paying more as of this month. Changes that took effect on April 1 are sending flood insurance premiums skyward. This applies to homeowners who already have coverage against flooding as well as those who are buying it for the first time. National Flood Insurance Program rates rose by an average of approximately 6 percent this month. As a result, the average annual flood insurance premiums are now around $878. This doesn’t include a number of different types of surcharge which…

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Flood insurance program cuts may pay for Trump’s Mexican border wall

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Funding reductions to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may divert cash to cover the wall. Reports published by Politico and the Washington Post based on internal budget documents they recently obtained could mean money from the flood insurance program will be diverted to cover President Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico. This could mean that, when all is said and done, coastal states may end up paying for a chunk of the wall’s cost. The reports found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is…

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Businesses want a better flood insurance program

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Business leaders call for improvements to the National Flood Insurance Program Business leaders in Louisiana want to see flood insurance rate hikes reined in throughout the region. A coalition of businesses from the construction and real estate industries attended a meeting at the University of New Orleans where they shared their thoughts concerning the National Flood Insurance Program with lawmakers. The federal program offers flood insurance coverage to homeowners and businesses, but the program has been struggling with financial problems for years. As such, rates for policies offered through the…

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Flood insurance rates in Florida significantly reduced by Lloyd’s of London

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The massive marketplace is now showing quotes that are notably lower than NFIP. In recent news that is quite different from what Florida is used to hearing, it could be that flood insurance rates are actually falling and becoming more affordable, as private insurers start to make their way into this marketplace. Consumers who have been shocked by the increases by NFIP are finding relief in new quotes. The National Flood insurance Program (NFIP), which is a part of FEMA, is now quoting rates that are significantly higher than what…

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Flood insurance rates still rising, regardless of law reforms

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Even with the overhaul of the federal program, the prices homeowners will pay will still be higher. Millions of homeowners across the country were breathing a sigh of relief when the flood insurance law was reformed in order to bring down some of the skyrocketing rates for that coverage, but many continue to face much higher premiums than they have seen in previous years. The rising cost of this coverage may not be as high for some homeowners as expected, but it’s still going up. The subsidies through the National…

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Flood insurance bill is now a law with Obama’s signature

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The President has now signed the long awaited and fought for legislation to help to keep coverage affordable. President Barack Obama officially added his signature to the hard fought legislation, turning the flood insurance bill into a law and making certain that the increases in premiums would not rise by any more than 18 percent per year. This was not legislation that came about easily or without considerable controversy. Senator Mary Landrieu (D – Louisiana), was among the bill’s most vocal and adamant supporters. She received a call early in…

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Flood insurance rates may see turmoil throughout the US in coming months

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Insurance rates may soon become chaotic due to changing flood maps and new legislation Flood insurance rates are expected to begin fluctuating throughout the U.S. this year. Reforms are taking hold of the National Flood Insurance Program due to new legislation. The provisions of this legislation are delaying significant increases in insurance premiums for the time being, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the federal insurance program, continues to make revisions to flood maps that are having a dramatic impact on the cost of insurance protection. Arizona…

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Flood insurance is making a large political splash

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As the Louisiana Senate race heats up, the premiums being paid by homeowners have become a hot topic. It’s no mystery that flood insurance premiums have been a serious challenge for homeowners in Louisiana, and now the subject has found its place, front and center, in the state’s Senate race. The subject was brought up right at the very start by Senator Mary Landrieu (D), who has continued this push. Senator Landrieu has taken her place at the head of the charge in the effort to hold back the considerable…

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Flood insurance premiums may lead to partial law repeal

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FEMA’s program regulations will be subject to a vote in the house as early as this week. The 2012 law that reformed the National Flood Insurance Program, which is suffering from an overwhelming amount of debt that has no end in sight, will be facing a vote as early as this week, which could partially repeal the regulations that have been put in to place – and more that would have been on their way. The law was designed to make it so that individuals living in higher risk areas…

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Flood insurance rate increases front and center in Scott and Obama talks

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The governor had the opportunity to speak to the White House this week in a meeting with the President. Governor Rick Scott or Florida has been making a tremendous effort to try to put the spotlight on the issue of the increases in flood insurance rates which have impacted many states, among which his own has been one of those hit the hardest. He finally received an ideal chance to address this topic with the President, this week, at the White House. As a result of a law passed in…

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