Congress may be slow to act on flood insurance

Flood Insurance

Presidential election and short legislative session gives Congress limited time There may be relatively little action taken by the United States Congress this year, largely due to a short legislative session and the impending presidential election. This could mean some trouble for the insurance industry, as the U.S. may be lagging behind addressing issues concerning international insurance regulatory initiatives. This may also place more pressure on the National Flood Insurance Program, which has already struggled to find appropriate support from Congress over the past several years. National Flood Insurance Program…

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Flood insurance deadline extended by FEMA

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This means that victims of Superstorm Sandy will have another 6 months to submit their paperwork. For most of the people across the country, Superstorm Sandy is nothing more than a bad memory, but for many homeowners who have yet to be compensated by flood insurance, it is a nightmare that feels like it will never end. FEMA is now trying to express its understanding of the situation of homeowners who were victims of Sandy. Though it may have been quite some time ago, the flood insurance claims continue to…

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Homeowners insurance may not fully cover that awesome man cave

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Creating that amazing retreat in your basement may seem like a clever reno until floodwaters rise. While adding a great man cave is becoming a more common renovation in many homes across the country, what isn’t becoming as popular is the understanding that standard homeowners insurance may turn that beloved space into one of the most costly financial liabilities in a family’s residence. There are several reasons to explain why coverage may not fully protect this basement room. According to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report issued by Remodeling Magazine,…

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UK flood insurance could cost insurers at least £500 billion

UK Flood Insurance

This expense could rapidly double if the disastrous weather conditions keep up in the country. The latest data from a Deloitte LLP partner is showing that the storms and flooding that are pounding on the country – one after the next – could cost the home, auto, and UK flood insurance industry a minimum of £500 million. That is only considered to be a starting point as the cost could end up being much higher. This amount, which is about $822 million, could double, according to the partner, James Rakow,…

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Flood insurance rate hike delay voted through by Senate

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As was predicted, the United States Senate has now given their approval to hold back the rising prices. Many states, particularly those with coastlines, have been expressing outrage from their homeowners as flood insurance rates have been threatening to skyrocket as a result of a law that would have forced the increases. However, the Senate has now passed a bill that would stop some of the law’s increase forcing elements. The flood insurance bill was passed with a vote of 67 to 32. This was a direct result of a…

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