National Flood Insurance Program problems remain despite recent extension

National flood insurance program problems - signing of document

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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Governor Newsom declares California state of emergency in three counties

California state of emergency - Wildfire in California

The alert is regarding the Glass and Zogg wildfires which threaten Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties. Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a California state of emergency in three counties as a result of the Glass and Zogg fires. Those wildfires have already killed three people and have torched their way through thousands of acres since last Sunday. The governor included Napa, Sonoma and Shasta in his statement and sent a letter to President Trump. In Governor Newsom’s letter regarding the California state of emergency in the three counties, he addressed…

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Edison must pay insurers $1.16B for Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides

Thomas Fire - Money burning

The power company announced the settlement of the lawsuit with insurance companies. Southern California Edison has announced that it has reached a settlement with insurance companies that sued it over the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslide disasters. The utility will pay $1.16 billion to insurers over the disasters in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Edison announced this settlement in a news release in which it explained that the agreement was not an admission of any wrongdoing or liability. “We are making significant progress toward resolving wildfire-related litigation,” stated president and…

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California wildfire risk increases homeowners’ insurance challenge

California wildfire risk - homes near fire

Insurers are facing massive losses and have been withdrawing from areas prone to fires. The California wildfire risk has been causing problems for homeowners in the state that extend beyond the devastation left behind by the widespread uncontrolled blazes that are becoming increasingly problematic. As massive blazes become more commonplace, the cost associated with them is sending insurers away. Due to the California wildfire risk, insurers are falling out of love with the opportunity to insurer the properties there, particularly in areas most prone to the fires. “The marketplace has…

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Ben Affleck movie insurance battle takes off following production delay

Ben Affleck movie insurance - Ben Affleck

The film’s producers are in a coverage fight with their insurer, Chubb, over pandemic postponements. Hollywood producers have launched a battle with insurer Chubb over a Ben Affleck movie insurance policy’s coverage of pandemic delays. The producers sued the insurer last week over its refusal to extend the policy’s coverage for the delay. The Ben Affleck movie insurance policy is set to expire in October, but the film’s production has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the producers sough to extend their insurance coverage for the…

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Many wedding insurance policies are changing shape due to the pandemic crisis

Wedding insurance policies - bride and groom

Several carriers have been altering their coverage since COVID-19 lockdowns started taking place. Since the start of the pandemic crisis, claims on wedding insurance policies have been pouring in. This has had two major impacts on the market for this particular product. The first is that awareness of its existence has skyrocketed. The second is that many insurers have been working to change the coverage these products provide. Many engaged couples are seeing this type of coverage as essential for the first time. Since March 2020, when COVID-19 slammed many…

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New Louisiana insurance regulation will assist those affected by Hurricane Laura

Louisiana insurance regulation - Destruction after natural disaster

State residents who continue to be without electricity may benefit from the new rule. Survivors of the disaster left behind by Hurricane Laura may benefit from a new Louisiana insurance regulation until their electricity is turned back on. The new emergency rule applies to policyholders in the state implemented by Commissioner Donelon. The new emergency Louisiana insurance regulation allows homeowners and business policyholders to file claims during times when hundreds of thousands of residents of the Southwestern part of the state remain without electricity. It is meant to provide these…

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