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  • Private Flood Insurance for Florida? Not So Fast, Say Lawmakers

    Florida lawmakers want to take a second look at a proposed law that would make it easier for private companies to sell flood insurance policies competing with the federally-run National Flood Insurance Program. But one Florida flood insurance provider is already expanding into other states.

  • Some Flood Insurance Rate Hikes On Hold

    FEMA will wait 18 months to hike flood insurance premiums for some “grandfathered” properties, heeding language in the big spending bill passed by Congress in January. But controversy still rages in Congress over more sweeping measures to halt the big rate increases.

  • Raise, Don't Raze, the House

    As work heats up along U.S. coastlines to meet new flood elevations,contractors are jumping in to get new work elevating houses. Reports of dropped houses abound, but one Long Island builder has figured out how to do it right.

  • Florida Homeowners Hunt for Flood Insurance Work-Arounds

    As lawmakers struggle to find a solution for whopping insurance rate increases, some homeowners are finding their own ways to get their homes insured and their mortgages approved.

  • Elevating Houses

    From financing to compacting fresh fill, we take an in-depth look at elevating a home.

  • Congress Delays Action on Flood Insurance Until Next Year

    Senators and Representatives pushing to fend off steep increases in flood insurance premiums came up short in Congress at year’s end.

  • The Adjuster's Tool Kit

    Insurance adjusters are on the road for days or weeks at a time and need to be prepared. Here's what you should have on hand.

  • Getting Started as an Insurance Adjuster

    When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, CAT-adjusters go to work, assessing damage for insurance companies. Contractors looking for a job that takes their stiff joints and aching back off the jobsite might consider using their experience in construction as a licensed adjuster.

  • Sandy Insurance Payouts by County (New Jersey)

    Non-flood policies paid out $4 billion on damaged New Jersey cars, homes, and businesses in the year after Hurricane Sandy. Here is a county-by-county look.

  • $7.8 Billion Paid on Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

    The National Flood Insurance Program has paid out almost eight billion dollars to property owners flooded by Hurricane Sandy, settling 99% of outstanding claims.