Every year, hurricanes cause millions of dollars worth of damage to Florida homes and businesses. Hurricane insurance can be complicated, and laws about it have changed several times during the past few years. The important question to ask yourself is, “if a hurricane wallops my area, can I afford to rebuild my home?” For most of us, that answer is “no,” so we need to be sure our hurricane insurance […]
Many Florida homeowners are confused about flood insurance, and for good reason. In insurance terms, “A flood is an excess of water (or mud) on land that is normally dry” according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners: The NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) is even more specific. “A flood is a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres or normally dry land […]
Everyone knows that when you own a home, you need to insure it. But what if you’re renting? Unless you own a lot of expensive furniture and household items, there’s no point, right? Wrong!
Hurricane season in Florida began June 1. Are you ready? No, I’m not asking about your hurricane kit or family evacuation plan, although you should have both in place. I’m asking about your family’s biggest asset, your home. Are you covered for hurricane-related damage to your property? If a hurricane happens to you, will your existing insurance cover it?