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Florida’s TypTap Attracts $100M to Expand Nationally in Flood, Homeowners Insurance

TypTap, a five-year old Florida-based writer of private market homeowners and flood insurance, has attracted $100 million in financing from investment firm Centerbridge Partners. The company plans to use the money to expand nationally. TypTap said it has obtained regulatory …

Viewpoint: How the Northeastern U.S. Private Flood Market Can Close the Coverage Gap

The northeastern U.S. is one of the key areas of the country at risk for flooding, as evidenced by the billions in losses from Superstorm Sandy, which saw more than $8.1 billion in 144,000 NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) claims. …

Neptune Flood Coverage Now Available Nationwide; New Policy System Released

Neptune Flood has expanded its residential products to five more states – Montana, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C., completing the company’s nationwide rollout of all residential, commercial and RCBAP flood insurance products. Neptune has also completed the …

Wright National Expands Flood Products into Virginia

Wright National Flood Insurance Services (WNFIS) has introduced two private flood insurance products for Virginia residential property owners – The Wright Residential Private Flood Insurance Program and Hiscox FloodPlus. The company now offers Hiscox FloodPlus in a dozen states and …

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 …