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The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced changes to the nation’s flood insurance program on Monday, responding to complaints from Superstorm Sandy survivors that the private insurers participating in the federally-backed program underpaid their claims and dragged out lawsuits.
In the aftermath of a flood, people may be unpleasantly surprised to find that their home insurance doesn’t cover the damage caused by rising storm waters. It hasn’t since insurance companies decided that floods were too risky to cover.
The New York high court's Tuesday ruling that each excess insurance policy covering Viking Pump Inc. and Warren Pumps LLC can be held liable for an entire loss resulting from asbestos claims gives policyholders a faster, cost-efficient path to coverage for multiyear claims by allowing them to target carriers in a single year, experts say.
HOUSTON - Victims of flooding who need to make home repairs can benefit from a free service now being offered by Angie’s List, a review and rating website geared toward consumers.
Angie’s List is offering KPRC viewers, who’ve experienced flood damage, free access to the site to see reviews for reliable contractors to help with clean-up or home repairs.
Homeowners should call the...
It’s been nearly four years since an unknown source sparked one of the costliest wildfires in Colorado history. Waldo Canyon fire insurance claims totaled more than $350 million — almost $1 million for every home lost.
That fire’s infelicitous record would stand less than a year, when insurance claims on the Black Forest fire climbed higher than $420 million, covering the nearly 500...
A nonprofit consumer rights and insurance education organization has told the Third Circuit that General Refractories Co. was correctly awarded $36 million in its suit accusing Travelers of improperly denying coverage for asbestos exposure claims, saying the insurer gets Pennsylvania insurance law wrong.
FORBES - After the terrorist bombings in Brussels last week, over 200 flights going to or through the affected airport were canceled, disrupting travel for thousands. The airport remained closed down through Friday. Some of the airlines with itineraries to Brussels issued refunds to their customers. However, if individuals had other trips or hotel stays that depended on this leg of their...
US News and World Report - Four ways to help fund the removal of toxins from your home.
Discovering toxins in your home is often terrifying – it's not just lowering the value of your home, but it's also potentially causing long-lasting health problems.
While remediation or mitigation of the issue is often a necessary step upon discovery, that is sometimes easier said than done....