FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of Fraud - GovExec.com

FEMA to Reopen Superstorm Sandy Claims in Light of FraudGovExec.com“This is a significant turnaround for the thousands of Sandy survivors who have been victimized not only by the storm, but by FEMA, insurance companies and their subcontractors who systemically lowballed claims,” Menendez said. “I am pleased FEMA has ...

Afternoon Bulletin: FEMA To Revaluate Sandy Insurance Claims and More - New York Observer

New York Observer Afternoon Bulletin: FEMA To Revaluate Sandy Insurance Claims and More New York Observer The New York City homeless shelter system is facing hundreds of health and safety violations in 25 shelters, including dead rats and an elevator covered in urine, according to a report released by the city's Department of Investigation. Mayor de Blasio ... and more »

FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance Claim - Hartford Courant

FEMA To Review Every Sandy Flood Insurance ClaimHartford CourantTRENTON, N.J. — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have agreed to reopen and review every flood insurance claim filed by storm Sandy victims. The review will involve roughly 144,000 claims and not limit corrective action to 2,200 that are ...

FEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claim - Press of Atlantic City

Press of Atlantic CityFEMA to review every Sandy flood insurance claimPress of Atlantic CityVolunters from Inspira Health Network and the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group held a day of service to help those still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The group was working at the Charlesworth House, a Fortescue landmark restaurant that ...and more »

FEMA takes more action to bolster oversight following complaints about Sandy ... - NJ.com

SILive.comFEMA takes more action to bolster oversight following complaints about Sandy ...NJ.comToday's announcement is the latest step taken by FEMA in response to complaints about the way Hurricane Sandy homeowners have been reimbursed for damages suffered in the storm. In December, the agency agreed to consider appeals from ...FEMA announces new oversight to flood insurance policy programSILive.comFEMA says it will screen engineers for future homeowner claimsNewsdayall 7 news articles »

Notice Issued to Protect Oklahomans Who Have Earthquake Insurance

Source: Oklahoma Insurance Department

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department is taking a proactive step to protect Oklahomans who buy earthquake insurance. Today the Department released a bulletin to property and casualty insurance companies to address important issues surrounding earthquake insurance. 

“We want to make sure everyone is clear on earthquake insurance,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Oklahomans need to know what they are buying. Insurers need to know my expectations regarding the interpretation of polices.  And adjusters need to know how to evaluate an earthquake claim.”

After Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trust - Newsday

Vineland Daily JournalAfter Sandy fraud, FEMA must restore public trustNewsdayNow that a top official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has acknowledged that some superstorm Sandy victims were denied flood insurance settlements because of fraudulent engineering reports, the way forward for FEMA is clear: Pay up.Sandy victims may get 2nd chance for payoutNews 12 New JerseyStop abusing Sandy victimsVineland Daily Journalall 6 news articles »

Hurricane Sandy: Buried Adjuster Report Raises New Fraud Allegations Against ... - International Business Times

International Business TimesHurricane Sandy: Buried Adjuster Report Raises New Fraud Allegations Against ...International Business TimesA broken tree falls on houses at Jersey City, New Jersey, Oct. 29, 2012. A Jersey City homeowner alleges he has uncovered new evidence showing he was fraudulently denied a Superstorm Sandy flood-insurance claim in the program that FEMA oversees.FEMA agrees to review flood insurance casesAsbury Park PressMenendez: FEMA says Sandy victims will 'get every penny to which they're entitled'NJ.comSenators ask FEMA to include all Hurricane Sandy fraud victims in lawsuit ...SILive.comInsurance News Net -BloombergRead more

Pallone says FEMA should notify Hurricane Sandy victims of fraud allegations - NJ.com

NJ.comPallone says FEMA should notify Hurricane Sandy victims of fraud allegationsNJ.comWASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency should tell Hurricane Sandy victims of ongoing allegations of fraud and make sure they get they get the information they need to challenge any rejected claims, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. said ...FEMA: Some Sandy Claims Denied Due to FraudNY1Hurricane Sandy Victims Reach First Set of FEMA Insurance DealsBloombergFEMA: Evidence of fraud in Hurricane Sandy reportsCBS NewsSILive.com -International Business Timesall 84 news articles »

Drone insurance cover set to take off

Source: Business Insurance

“Most drone operators are buying legal liability limits of less than $10 million, and at those levels there is abundant capacity in the market,” said Chris Proudlove, senior vice president at aviation underwriter Global Aerospace Inc. in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Optional ISO endorsements cover bodily injury and property damage, personal and advertising injury or both liabilities under a single endorsement. Three parallel optional exclusions also are available, said Ron Beiderman, vice president of commercial lines coverage products at the Jersey City, New Jersey-based ISO.

The Storm after the Storm

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-sandy-60-minutes-fraud-investigation/

  When Hurricane Sandy made its way towards the East Coast in the fall of 2012, residents knew it could be devastating. What they didn't expect was just how bad Sandy turned out to be: 117 deaths, and damage estimated at more than $60 billion, second only to Katrina. Now two and a half years later, Sandy victims have been hit by something else they didn't expect, the storm after the storm. Many of them say they have been cheated out of their insurance claims. Thousands of claims have still not been resolved and there is evidence that many homeowners were victims of what appears to be wide-scale fraud where original damage reports were later changed to make it look like the damage wasn't as bad. Making matters worse, appeals to...

FEMA Sued Over Records Related To Superstorm Sandy Victims And Other Flood Insurance Claims

Source: IBT Media Inc


"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing a new lawsuit filed by a nonprofit organization that wants a look at FEMA’s inner workings, especially the way its officials decide the fate of insurance appeals made by flood victims.

United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based group that advocates for consumers of insurance products, sued FEMA in federal court in Washington this week. Brought under the Freedom of Information Act, the suit claims the agency has improperly withheld records related to its National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP, the main source of flood coverage for U.S. homeowners."

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