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Should you Buy a Separate Flood and/or Earthquake Insurance Policy?

You buy homeowner’s insurance and you think everything is covered. Did you know that many policies don’t include coverage for flood or earthquake damages, though? Too many people find out the hard way, after they experience destruction. The last thing you want in the face of destruction is to find out that your coverage isn’t […]

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5 Types of Insurance Coverage Every Homeowner Should Know About

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments a person can make. And just like any investment, it needs to be protected. This is where insurance comes in. There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing insurance coverage but it usually boils down to the type of home you own and […]

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‘Harvey’ Shows Why Flood Insurance Is a Vital Homeowner’s Insurance

It’s a fact that standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood. And Hurricane Harvey along with the more recent Hurricane Irma, only confirmed the importance of having a flood insurance to cover the costs of repairing homes after the storm. [sc_content_link label=”Get in touch with an insurer.” cat=”home”] Homeowners and Flood Insurance Homeowners insurance and […]

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Video: Flood Insurance PSA

We know! We talked about flood insurance last week, but it’s an important issue, especially with the likelihood of El Nino forming within the next few months and the potential for California and much of the southwest to end up drenched as a result. This FEMA PSA about flood insurance is from 2009, but it’s […]

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New Map Means More Fargo Property Owners Might Need Flood Insurance

While Texas and many of the states in the southern half of the Great Plains and in the South itself are still suffering under extreme drought conditions, even after last week’s rain, several thousand property owners in Fargo, North Dakota are learning that they may at risk of floods, and might require federal flood insurance, […]

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NFIP Renewed Again

Under yet another short-term consolidated appropriations bill, H.R. 2055, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and signed into law by President Obama on the last business day before Christmas, the National Flood Insurance Program has been renewed again – this time until May 31, 2012. Had the bill […]

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FEMA Says: TX Fire Victims Need Flood Insurance

This may seem counter-intuitive, but FEMA is advising the survivors of last spring and summers’ wildfires in Texas to consider flood insurance on their homes and offices. Why flood insurance? Because when the wildfires burned away the trees, grasses and other vegetation in the scorched areas, the healthy plant roots that usually soak up a […]

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Irene-induced Losses Shouldn’t Prompt Insurance Rate Hike

Reuters reported yesterday that while the official total for insured losses caused by Hurricane Irene are not yet official or complete the catastrophe modeling company AIR Worldwide is estimating $3 to $6 billion…and while those are big numbers, they’re actually lower than what was anticipated. Before Irene actually made landfall, many insurance industry analysts were […]

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News Brief: LA Parish Gets Flood Insurance Break

It’s often said that improving property can help save money on insurance, but it’s rare that doing so saves money for an entire neighborhood, and yet, in a sense, that’s exactly what’s happening in Louisiana. Residents of an unincorporated part of the state, St. Tammany Parish, are going to receive a decrease of $1.9 million […]

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