Digital flood insurance marketplace launches between Flow and INSTANDA

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The new digital platform provides agents with a chance to compare quotes and NFIP rates. Flow Insurance has announced the launch of their new flood insurance marketplace, which it has created with the help of the INSTANDA complete digital platform. Consumers can now use the service to obtain quotes from several insurers along with NFIP. The flood insurance marketplace was developed and launched in five months as a joint effort between Flow and INSTANDA. The result is a digital platform that allows agents to obtain quotes from as many as…

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Insurance companies likely won’t have to pay for most of Hurricane Fiona’s damages

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The majority of the damage caused by flooding from the storm surge isn’t included in most policies. Though the amount of insured damage caused to Atlantic Canada by Hurricane Fiona is expected to reach about $700 million, insurance companies likely won’t have to foot the bill for most the damage the storm left behind. Hurricane Fiona could become the costliest storm to hit that part of the country, including 5 provinces. Insurance companies likely won’t be taking the brunt of the massive damage total wracked up by Hurricane Fiona since…

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New NFIP rating system has now taken effect

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The National Flood Insurance Program’s newest changes started on October 1. The changes made to the rating system for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) went into effect as of October 1, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) implemented its Risk Rate 2.0. At the start of this month, the premiums paid by policyholders in this program start being impacted. The precise change in NFIP premiums under the new Risk Rate 2.0 depends on many factors. According to FEMA reports, there are several changes made to premiums calculations that…

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Policyholders will pay 77 percent more in flood insurance rates, says study

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On the whole, the cost of coverage will rise sharply, but homeowners in poorer neighborhoods will pay less. A new QuoteWizard study showed that changes to US flood insurance rates will be rising by an average of about 77 percent across all policyholders. That said, homeowners living in less affluent neighborhoods will see a reduction in the amount they pay for their coverage. The study was conducted by the Lending Tree financial services provider’s QuoteWizard unit. To complete this study, the unit reviewed the price changes for the approximately 5…

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FEMA unveils NFIP Risk Rating 2.0 with potential for cheaper flood insurance

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is promising reduced rates for its policyholders. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has unveiled its NFIP Risk Rating 2.0 pricing strategy. This is an update to the way it calculates its National Flood Insurance Program rates for its 5 million policyholders. FEMA promises that many homeowners will see a reduction in their premiums. The new NFIP Risk Rating 2.0 strategy will mean that about two out of every three older homes will see a reduction in their premiums, according to FEMA. At the same…

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National Flood Insurance Program problems remain despite recent extension

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NFIP continues to be riddled with challenges even as the White House pushed its expiry date. Last week, the White House signed a resolution to extend NFIP, but the National Flood Insurance Program problems are still there regardless. NFIP’s latest extension will keep it from expiring until September 30, 2021. Of course, giving it another year hasn’t made all the other National Flood Insurance Program problems disappear. Still, at least it has purchased another twelve months in which to protect those in high risk areas from having to go without…

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Many US homeowners are shocked at how high their flood risk score really is

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Every American homeowner is finding out how much of a risk their property is truly facing. This month, every current and potential homeowner in the United States has access to the flood risk score of their property (or one they are considering for purchase). Many find themselves amazed at how high their property’s risk of flooding has been assessed to be. America’s flood risk score is being reassessed by First Street. This is a part of a broader effort to provide current homeowners and prospective home buyers, and the real…

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