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FEMA, NY Request More Info on Superstorm Sandy Claims

The National Flood Insurance Program came out on Monday March 16, 2015, with a request for information on Superstorm Sandy claims from two weeks in 2012...
March 31, 2015

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) came out on Monday March 16, 2015, with a request for information on Superstorm Sandy claims from two weeks in 2012. NFIP is requesting this information be submitted from all Write Your Own Companies (WYO) and the NFIP Direct Servicing Agent (DSA).

Subsequently, NFIP issued another bulletin with additional requests for information. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) is out with another letter also requesting information.

These letters and bulletins come in tandem with the announcement that FEMA has agreed to reopen every flood insurance claim filed by Superstorm Sandy victims. This follows a meeting with U.S senators from New York and New Jersey, and in response to allegations that some insurers in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may have denied claims from Superstorm Sandy based on altered engineering reports.

What It Means to Agents: These requests are not being made of PIA agents who sell flood insurance; we are simply making you aware that WYOs are being asked to provide this information regarding Sandy-related claims.

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