West Virginia flood insurance rare despite increased risk

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The vast majority of homeowners don’t have coverage against the most expensive type of natural disaster. West Virginia flood insurance has yet to become commonplace in that market. That is problematic when taking into account the fact that flooding is the fastest growing form of natural disaster. Moreover, it is also the most costly form of natural disaster in the state. In the majority of West Virginia counties, not even one percent of households have this insurance coverage. Not even a month after deadly flooding struck a great deal of…

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Flood insurance premiums to grow in the US

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Homeowners will face higher flood premiums as of April 1 Flood insurance premiums in the United States are set to spike on April 1. Those with coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will see higher rates as the program continues to recover from its massive $24 billion debt. Much of the debt came in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy. These two disasters caused significant financial damage, which NFIP has been unable to recover from despite action taken by Congress. Consumers believe higher rates may be…

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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 refunds coming to policyholders

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FEMA has announced that refunds will be issued for consumers covered by flood protection The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that refunds for those that have overpaid their flood insurance premiums will begin being delivered this week. These refunds are part of federal action that has modified a law that was enacted in 2012. The law had initially put an end to subsidies being offered by the federal government, but revisions to the law have reinstated these subsidies, and has also authorized the issuance of refunds from the Federal…

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Flood insurance coverage fails Detroit homeowners

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Many metro Detroit homeowners will not receive compensation for damage caused by flooding. The aftermath of last week’s flooding in metro Detroit, most of which was the cause of sewer backups, has left a number of homeowners in the area with flooded basements and, much to the dismay of many of these residents, they learned that most flood insurance does not cover damaged objects, such as furniture, fridges, computers, and televisions. Some structures in the basement are covered and some are not. According to FEMA guidelines, ordinary federally supported flood…

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Louisiana flood insurance hurts the state’s rank in “best-run states”

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However, a recent bill to delay the increases to the rates for this coverage could help. A recent survey conducted by a online website for financial news has taken the Louisiana flood insurance rate struggles into account among other issues faced by the state, and has slapped it with a ranking of a lousy 44th place when determining the “best-run states”. The site that ran the survey did admit that when it came to rating, it was “difficult to objectively assess”. At the same time, that website also said that…

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Flood insurance rates are on the rise in the US

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Financial burdens increase as flood insurance costs grow Health insurance is not the only kind of coverage that is undergoing significant changes in the U.S. Flood insurance has long been a problematic issue for many homeowners throughout the country, but this type of coverage has begun to attract more attention as homeowners and businesses begin to bear a larger financial burden. Friendly Insurance of Texas suggests that flood insurance rates for homeowners will grow, regardless of whether their properties are located in flood-prone areas or not. Policies through federal program…

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