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Tropical Storm Imelda: Another Unique Weather Event

Tropical Storm Imelda landed on the Texas Gulf Coast on September 17, 2019. Over the three-day duration of the storm, 43 inches of rain saturated some locations, with nearly 30 inches falling over a 12-hour period. Some areas got hit …

States Eye Private Flood Insurance Model Law Industry Thinks Is Unnecessary

An organization of state lawmakers is moving ahead toward adoption of a “model law” designed to encourage the sale of private flood insurance, even though insurers don’t think any new state laws are necessary and agents think the current draft …

Private Flood Insurance Growth Could be Boon for Claims Professionals

A nudge into the market by carriers offering private flood insurance is becoming more of a shove, which might bring new opportunities for claims adjusters and maybe create a more efficient claims process along the way. An executive for Munich …

U.S. Private Flood Insurance: The Journey to Build a New Market

Not long ago, private flood insurance was thought to be an impossible dream in the property/casualty sector. There were numerous arguments supporting the common wisdom that a meaningful market for residential flood coverage from admitted private insurers would never exist. …

Chubb Names Hobson, Formerly with Aon, to New Flood Insurance Post

Insurer Chubb announced that Louis Hobson has joined the company as senior vice president of Flood Insurance for its North America operations. In this new role, Hobson will work in conjunction with Chubb’s personal and commercial lines of business, and …

Wright National Flood Insurance, Zurich Launch Private Flood Product in Florida

Wright National Flood Insurance Services, LLC (WNFIS) and Zurich North America have introduced Zurich Residential Private Flood Insurance program. This stand-alone admitted product launched exclusively in Florida on September 3, with plans to expand the coverage to 11 additional states …

Viewpoint: Fixing America’s Flood Insurance Problem in 5 Steps

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was originally created by Congress to transfer U.S. flood insurance risk to private insurers. However, in 1978, (when private insurance carriers assumed over 40 percent of the nation’s flood insurance risk), NFIP administrators used …

Wading Through Coverage Differences in Expanding Private Flood Insurance

It has been a long-held insurance axiom that flood is not considered an insurable peril due to its potentially catastrophic nature. Here is what the report, “Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums: Report 1” (National Research Council, 2015) says …

Insurtechs Neptune, Hippo Unite Home, Flood Insurance Online for Speedy Purchasing

Flood insurance company Neptune Flood has partnered with online Hippo Insurance to provide consumers with quick access to flood insurance as part of purchasing of home insurance. Hippo promises quick processing and modernized home insurance coverage at a savings. It …

Private Flood Insurers Not Yet Ready to Fill Massive U.S. Protection Gap

The flood insurance protection gap in the United States is massive, but the take-up rate of private flood insurance continues to be low. The relative inability of private insurers to penetrate the flood insurance market has been blamed on the …