Tag: San Antonio flood

Excess Flood Insurance

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about flood insurance. I wanted to wrap up this theme and address one of the limitations of a standard, government backed flood policy and that is the policy’s limits. Limits are present on all forms of insurance including home, car, jewelry, commercial, and even flood. When I refer to a policy’s limits, I’m referring to the maximum amount of coverage available on the policy for a specific item. The question we’ll answer in this post is how to obtain coverage beyond a standard flood insurance policy’s limits.

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Who Needs Flood Insurance?

Last week’s home post outlined some of the questions I’ve been asked about flood insurance and the answers I’ve given (see https://wiseinsurancegroup.com/questions-answers-flood-insurance/). This week, I want to answer one more question, and that is, “Who needs flood insurance?” I don’t believe everyone needs it, however, there are some who do whose home may not even be in a flood zone.

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Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

In case you missed it, the Biggert-Waters Flood Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) was passed by the U.S. Congress in July of last year. The goal of BW-12 is for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and other agencies to make changes in how the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is administered.

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