How much does flood insurance cost? - According to NFIP, a flood policy can cost as little as $112 a year with the average being $675 a year.
Who needs flood insurance? - According to FEMA, everyone.
Who can purchase a flood insurance policy? - Everyone who lives in a participating community of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can buy flood insurance. Nationwide, almost 20,000 communities have joined the NFIP Program to date.
The Top Ten Facts every consumer needs to know about Flood Insurance.
1. Everyone lives in a flood zone
You don't need to live near water to be flooded. Floods are caused by storms, melting snow, hurricanes, and water backup due to inadequate or overloaded drainage systems, dam or levee failure, etc.
2. Flood damage is not covered by homeowners policies
You can protect your home, business, and belongings with flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program. You can insure your home with flood insurance for up to $250,000 for the building and $100,000 for its contents.
3. Contents coverage is separate, so renters can insure their belongings also.
Up to $100,000 contents coverage is available for homeowners and renters. Whether you rent or own your home or business, make sure to ask your insurance agent about contents coverage. It is not automatically included with the building coverage (except under the Preferred Risk Policy).
4. You can buy flood insurance no matter what your flood risk.
It doesn't matter whether your flood risk is high or low. You can buy flood insurance as long as your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program. And, it's a good idea to buy even in low-risk areas: between 20 and 25 percent of all flood insurance claims come from low-risk areas.
5. The low-cost Preferred Risk Policy is ideal for homes and businesses in low-to--moderate-risk areas
Homeowners can insure buildings and contents for as little as $112 per year. Business owners can insure building and contents for as little as $500 per year. Residential renters can insure contents for as little as $39 per year.
6. Flood insurance is affordable
The average flood insurance policy costs a little more than $675 a year for about $100,000 of coverage. In comparison, a $50,000 disaster home loan can cost you about $240 a month at 4 percent interest over 20 years.
7. Flood insurance is easy to get
You can buy NFIP flood insurance from private insurance companies and agents; call yours today! You may be able to purchase flood insurance with a credit card.
8. Up to a total of $1 million of flood insurance coverage is available for non-residential buildings and contents
Up to $500,000 of coverage is available for non-residential buildings. Up to $500,000 of coverage is available for the contents of non-residential buildings.
9. Buy law, there is a 30-day waiting period before the coverage goes into effect.
Plan ahead so you're not caught without flood insurance when a flood threatens your home or business.
10. Federal disaster assistance is not the answer
Federal disaster assistance is only available if the President declares a region a disaster area and comes in the form of loans. Flood insurance in not a own and pays even if a disaster is not declared. It’s just good sense to protect your home and business.
Flood Insurance FAQs
Flood Insurance is Affordable Again:
The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA), which went into effect July 1, 2014, restores grandfathering and much of the previous affordable rate structure and more reasonable regulations. For the consumer this means that NFIP Flood Insurance is affordable and obtainable again.
For information talk to a licensed Franklin Flood Insurance Agent TODAY
Franklin Flood, LLC, 120 East Uwchlan Ave, Suite 101, Exton, PA 119341 Toll Free 888 567 9600 Fax 610 524 0900
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