Munich Re enters into the private flood insurance market of the US

Flood Insurance and reinsurance

Insurer offers new product for homeowners in the United States Munich Reinsurance America has introduced a new insurance product in the United States that may be a benefit for some homeowners. It is a new flood insurance product designed for those living in low-to-moderate hazard flood zones in inland parts of the country. The new product will provide these homeowners with new options when it comes to flood protection, as this coverage had, for years, only been available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP will have competition when…

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U.S. to be a “weather-ready” nation as the federal government takes measures to guard against destructive weather

To date, the cost of natural disasters befalling the U.S. has reached $35 billion. The year is not yet over and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts several turbulent storms crowding the horizon. While there can be no guarantee whether these storms will actually come to pass, the federal government is not willing to suffer more losses at the hands of nature. NOAA, along with the National Weather Service, is now tasked with making the nation “weather-ready.” The initiative aims to provide protection to communities throughout the nation…

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