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  • A Flood Of Lessons From Harvey & Other Hurricanes

      As the peak of the 2018 Hurricane Season creeps closer and last weekend marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction it created in Houston makes this a good time to consider a few lessons related to flood insurance. 1. Hurricane Lane, ‘just’ a Category One storm as it moved past the Hawaiian […]

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  • The National Flood Insurance Program Makes Significant Changes to Flood Insurance Rules Starting April 1, 2016

    The National Flood Insurance Program Makes Significant Changes to Flood Insurance Rules Starting April 1, 2016 No, this is not an “April Fools” joke. As Spring arrives and with summer’s hurricane season not far away, the changes being made by the Federal Flood Insurance Program are important for property owners to understand and consider. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), […]

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  • Flood Insurance Rates & More To Change in 2015

    Flood Insurance Rates & More To Change in 2015 As the 2015 Hurricane Season edges closer to its peak time of the year and the summer’s rain seems to create nearly daily flooding in our streets and neighborhoods, now is a wise time to consider the topic of flood insurance, as well as a number […]

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  • Ready For A New Homeowner’s Insurer?

    Ready For A New Homeowner’s Insurer? Citizens New Eligibility ‘Clearinghouse’ Process Is Dramatically Different 2014 begins with a new, dramatically different, approach to property insurance eligibility from the state insurer (and Florida’s largest home insurer), Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (aka Citizens), that stands to impact every home in our state that either seeks new coverage […]

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  • New Federal Flood Law That Seeks to Raise Rates is Flawed

    New Federal Flood Law That Seeks to Raise Rates is Flawed Residents in Coastal states such as Florida that need and want flood insurance are about to get hurt by a new, poorly conceived, federal law known as the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012. It is a law that will hurt consumers, lenders, the […]

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  • Flood Insurance In Florida Is Often Essential

    Flood Insurance In Florida Is Often Essential Floods are America’s most common disaster. From 2002 through 20011, flood claims in the United States averaged over $ 2.9 Billion per year. The average residential flood claim is over $30,000.00 while the average for businesses exceeds $ 75,000.00. Claims from flooding and rising water are nearly always […]

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