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Flood Insurance

WNYC News

Flood Insurance Hikes Endanger NYC's Shoreline, Advocates Say

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Once they get to $9,500 a year, flood insurance rates could spell trouble for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods along the city's shoreline.

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WNYC News

Resolving FEMA's Flood Claims Could Cost Billions

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Federal officials have agreed to re-evaluate any Sandy-related flood insurance claim with questionable practices.

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WNYC News

FEMA Begins Settling Flood Insurance Claims

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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On the hot seat after revelations of fraud, the federal agency makes deals with 160 homeowners in just two weeks.

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WNYC News

NY Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to Federal Flood Insurance

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's bill follows a slew of allegations that the nation's flood insurance system is broken.

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WNYC News

National Flood Insurance Was Once Just Broke; Now It Looks Broken

Friday, February 20, 2015

Homeowners say they've been systematically cheated — the government promises reform.

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Raid on Engineering Firm Suspected of Undercutting Sandy Homeowners

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Investigators for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman raided the headquarters of a Long Island firm that allegedly falsified damage assessments for homes flooded by Sandy.

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WNYC News

FEMA Promises Fix to Flood Insurance System that Leaves Homeowners in Lurch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Up to now, companies have been penalized if they overpay flood claims, but not if they underpay them. That creates an incentive for them to lowball damages.

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Senators: Sandy Homeowners Systematically Denied Insurance Claims

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A legal case has uncovered what could be a pervasive practice: insurers hired engineers to rewrite damage assessments to reduce their payouts.

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WNYC News

These Homes Took a Licking and Kept on Costing Taxpayers

Monday, June 23, 2014

The flood insurance system keeps putting money into repairing properties that are at risk for flooding again - more than $1 billion has gone to repair damaged homes and businesses.

 

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WNYC News

NJ Flood Zone Building Rules Conflict with FEMA

Thursday, May 08, 2014

NJ Spotlight

State construction rules don't comply with federal regulations, and that may cause more problems for people whose homes were damaged by Sandy.

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New Jersey News

Obama Signs Bill to Hold Down Flood Insurance Premiums

Friday, March 21, 2014

Opponents say the law requires taxpayers to subsidize those who choose to live in risky areas

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WNYC News

Flood Insurance Bill Clears Senate

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WHYY
NJ Spotlight

Legislation a victory for many residents along the New York and New Jersey coasts, but detractors say it will make the federal flood insurance program even less solvent.

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WNYC News

Backlash Over Flood Insurance Hits Congress

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WHYY
NJ Spotlight

A bill in the U.S. Senate to delay rate hikes for homeowners in flood-prone areas could be voted on as early as Wednesday.

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