Florida flood insurance rates are on the rise in April

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This month, homeowners will start to pay more for their coverage against water damage. Homeowners are being advised that Florida flood insurance is getting more expensive this month. In fact, the majority of residents will find themselves paying significantly more. Flood insurance premiums will be on the rise regardless of whether or not a claim has ever been made. The upward trend of Florida flood insurance rates has been worrying for the state. That said, the insurance industry is hoping to assuage consumer fears. There are still many ways that…

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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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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 set to rise

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Homeowners and businesses will see an increase in their coverage costs Flood insurance rates are expected to rise soon, with homeowners in risk-prone areas being hit the hardest by the increase. While flood protection costs have been mitigated for a time, higher rates were inevitable in order to ensure that the National Flood Insurance Program from its financial problems. Per the provisions of the Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which had initially halted the rise in insurance premiums, new surcharges will be issued on properties with flood protection. Primary residences will…

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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 reforms may be missing the mark

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Homeowners are finding that their flood protection costs are increasing rapidly Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program have been passed, but these changes may have little impact on the actual cost of flood protection in many parts of the U.S. The reforms were meant to limit the rate at which flood protection becomes more expensive, but homeowners in many parts of the country could face “extreme costs” when it comes to their coverage in the coming months. In Winona County, Minnesota, for instance, homeowners are being told to brace…

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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 bill is now in the President’s hands

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After having cleared Congress last Thursday, Obama is now set to sign this bill to provide relief to homeowners. President Barack Obama now has the flood insurance bill in front of him, waiting to be signed, in order to provide homeowners within higher risk neighborhoods with some relief from what could have been massive increases to their coverage premiums. This legislation, when signed, will reverse a large portion of the 2012 NFIP overhaul. The changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) had considerable support at the time that the…

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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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