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2010-05-06 10:06:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes time to buy that dream home, the cost to insure it is often overlooked. The Insurance Information Institute says there are two questions everyone should ask before they buy: How much will the home cost to insure? And, will separate coverage be needed for certain disasters, such as flood or earthquake? To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/iii/43425/ Insurance is an...

2010-03-31 14:50:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Congress has allowed the National Flood Insurance Program to expire for the second time this year, leaving scores of American homeowners in limbo. The flood program lapsed Sunday night after the U.S. Senate adjourned without taking action on a bill, HR 4851, that would have extended the flood program and other federal programs. Congress does not reconvene until April 12, meaning that homeowners will find themselves without coverage and ruining any...

2010-03-15 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the snowiest winter seasons in many years yields to warmer weather and the promise of rain and snowmelt, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's FloodSmart Campaign and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they are again working together during Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 15-19) to raise awareness of the dangers associated with flooding and steps to protect against damage. Year in and year out, floods are...

2010-02-01 09:36:00

The I.I.I. Provides 10 Questions to Determine Whether You Need to Update Your Coverage NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major purchases and lifestyle changes such as marriage, divorce or retirement can have a profound effect on your insurance needs, so an annual coverage review is always a good idea, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). "To make the most of your insurance dollars, it is very important that you let your insurance agent or company...

2009-11-09 13:22:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Because water can enter your home and cause damage in so many ways, it's often confusing to figure out what's covered by insurance and what's not. The Insurance Information Institute has tips on how to figure it out. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/iii/40966/ Test Your Water IQ: You discover water in your basement from a burst pipe. Is it covered? Yes, your homeowner's policy protects you. How about that...

2009-10-08 13:17:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- First Risk Management Services (FiRMS), the largest flood insurance provider in Hawaii and a subsidiary of First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH), announced today that it has selected Torrent Technologies, Inc. (Torrent) to provide systems solutions and back office services to support its flood business. TorrentFlood® is the newest platform on the market and offers the industry's only 100 percent web-based and real-time flood...

2009-09-08 15:08:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Ike struck the Texas Gulf coast on Sept. 13, 2008, causing tremendous property damage over a wide swath of the Galveston-Beaumont region. As the one-year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Ike approaches, the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is launching a consumer education campaign to help raise awareness of some basic precautions coastal residents can undertake that may help mitigate losses from future hurricanes. Ten Tips...

2009-04-30 05:00:00

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), unveiled a new addition to their StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes experience located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot. A new "flood wall" exhibit discusses important facts about flooding including ways for homeowners to prepare for flood and protect themselves from costly flood damage. "You can't talk about severe weather without talking about floods," said Leslie...

2009-04-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- June 1, 2009 marks the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season. In addition to knowing appropriate safety precautions, FEMA recommends protecting your property now with a flood insurance policy. It typically takes 30 days from the time of purchase for a policy to become effective. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/37952/ "Past hurricane seasons have shown that storms can form as early as the beginning of...

2009-04-14 12:27:00

SEATTLE, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrent Technologies, Inc. (Torrent) announced today that Rural Community Insurance Company (RCIC), a Wells Fargo Company and subsidiary of Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS), has selected Torrent to provide technology solutions and back office services supporting their recent entrance into the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) "Write Your Own" (WYO) Program. "We were excited to learn of RCIC's desire to enter the WYO Program and even more...