Flood Insurance and Private Market Flood Insurance
Did you know that your homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage? Insurance against flood must be obtained separately. A flood insurance policy also reimburses you for the work that you and other family members did to sandbag your homes, move furniture and remove debris.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) maps are important when it comes to flood insurance because if they show that your home sits in a 100-year flood plain, you must buy federal flood insurance in order to get a mortgage. If you live outside a high-risk zone, or if you no longer have a mortgage, flood insurance is optional, yet highly recommended.
Strategic Insurance Services offers free, comparative quotes on flood insurance from multiple insurance carriers so you can get the best possible rate.
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As of May 2016 Strategic Insurance is now offering alternative Private Market Flood Insurance options with multiple carriers. These options offer broader coverage then the standard coverage offered via the National Flood Insurance Program.
Here are a few benefits offered by some of the private market flood companies that we do business with
Coverage for the buildings up to $5,000,000- under the NFIP a maximum coverage of $250,000 is allowed
Coverage for contents up to $2,500,000- Under the NFIP a maximum coverage of $100,000 is allowed
Endorsement available to coverage personal property at replacement cost- NFIP only covers contents at actual cash value without option to endorse
Loss of use coverage as high as $10,000- No coverage under the NFIP
Reduced waiting periods- NFIP has mandatory 30 day waiting period unless required for a mortgage
Optional endorsements to broaden coverage not offered by NFIP
Payment plans available- NFIP requires that premiums are paid in one lump sum
Private options do not include surcharges for non primary residences and businesses
Pricing can be much more favorable that the NFIP
Some carriers offer an option to lock your rate in for as long as 3 years, for an additional premium
These are just a few of the highlights from some of the private market flood companies Strategic Insurance Services represents. We anticipate that many companies will be offering this product over the next few years. We are currently studying all the options available and deciding which companies would be a good fit for our clients. To discuss private market flood options with one of our licensed agents, please call out office today at 727.213.1890