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Alabama Insurance Dept. Forms Dedicated Resiliency Division to Reduce Disaster Risk

The Alabama Department of Insurance has created a new division dedicated to supporting risk reduction against natural disasters for both policyholders and insurance companies, according to a statement from ALDOI. The new Mitigation Resources Division, directed by Brian Powell, is …

Mississippi Windstorm Insureds Eligible for Fortified Roof Replacement

The Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association (MWUA) will now provide – at no cost to homeowners – a FORTIFIED Roof endorsement on eligible new and renewing policies. The new endorsement will apply when a covered claim results in 50% or more …

Hurricane-Proof Home Building Available But Pricey, Slow to Be Adopted

In a private waterfront resort on the northern tip of Key Largo, nestled between tropical forest and the Caribbean, Eric Soulavy is marketing luxury for the age of climate change: Coastal homes that are all but hurricane proof. The Florida-based …

IBHS in Florida Announces Leadership Changes, Focus for 2018

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), headquartered in Tampa, Fla., has promoted Anne D. Cope, Ph.D., P.E., to senior vice president of Research and chief engineer. Cope has assumed leadership of IBHS’ multimillion-dollar research agenda to make …

Bill Requiring Insurance Discounts for Resilient Homes Passes Oklahoma House

A bill that would require a homeowner’s insurance company to factor into the insurance premium the more resilient construction if the homeowner retrofits or builds a new home to certain specified standards has passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The …

Alabama Establishes New Mitigation Discounts for IBHS Fortified Structures

The Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI) has established new wind mitigation discounts for property insurance for Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Fortified residential and commercial structures in Alabama. Under Bulletin 2016-07, discounts range from 35 percent to …

FORTIFIED Home–High Wind, Hail Programs Launched at National Tornado Summit

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) launched its new FORTIFIED Home–High Wind and Hail programs at the National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma. The programs are designed to help homeowners build safer, stronger new homes, and retrofit or …

Mississippi, Alabama Homes Recognized As Storm Fortified

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety has recognized three South Mississippi home builders for building homes that are more disaster-resistant. IBHS also recognized three homes in south Alabama. In January, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented the …