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Resources

 

 

 

Good Resources in General:

 

The Insurance Information Institute's website.

http://www.iii.org/

 

 

A blog on insurance issues by two "residents of Katrina Ground Zero" who had their homes reduced to slabs.

http://slabbed.wordpress.com/


 

A lawyer's blog on Katrina-related insurance issues.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/

 

 

Dean Starkman's blog on problems within the industry.

http://insurancetransparencyproject.com/

 

 

The Consumer Federation of America's press releases on insurance issues

http://www.consumerfed.org/topics.cfm?section=Finance&Topic=Insurance&SubTopic=Insurance%20Regulation

 

 

Did Allstate Mislead the Government?

Rebecca Mowbray, "Allstate case takes aim at engineers; Homeowners claim report manipulated," Times-Picayune. 5 April 2007.

http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/money-1/1175757001249900.xml&coll=1&thispage=1

 

 

"Insurance suit yields $2.8 million verdict; Federal jury says wind leveled house." Times-Picayune, 17 April 2007.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1176786689289820.xml&coll=1

 

 

"Home insurance hurdles listed." Times-Picayune. 29 April 2007

http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/money-0/117782742954290.xml&coll=1

 

 

Rebecca Mowbray, "Inflated flood claim turns up at trial; Allstate contents list is news to owners," Times-Picayune. 20 May 2007.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1179643936234300.xml&coll=1

 

 

Rebecca Mowbray, "Same house. Same repairs. Same insurer. Why different prices? Evidence suggests Allstate pays far more for flood repair than for wind damage. The reason? The government picks up the flood tab, and the company minimizes its own payout." Times-Picayune, 20 May 2007.

http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/library-125/1179643604234300.xml&coll=1

 

 

Rebecca Mowbray. "Proving flood damage tougher; Recent decision puts insurers on notice." Times-Picayune. November 18, 2007.

http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/money-1/1195368689190320.xml&coll=1&thispage=2

 

 

What is the NFIP?

An Overview of the National Flood Insurance Program

http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/about/nfip_overview.jsp

 

 

Facts about Flooding in the US

http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flood_facts.jsp

 

 

A blog with useful links on the National Flood Insurance Program

http://www.insurancedefenseblog.net/insurancedefenseblog/2005/10/history_of_floo.html

 

 

Problems with the NFIP

Government Accountability Office Reports (see the GAO's website for more reports):

Food Insurance: Options for Addressing the Financial Impact of Subsidized Premium Rates on the National Flood Insurance Program.

GAO-09-20, November 2008

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-20

 

 

 

National Flood Insurance Program: Greater Transparency and Oversight of Wind and Flood Damage Determinations Are Needed

GAO-08-28, December 28, 2007

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-08-28

 

 

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Ongoing Challenges Facing the National Flood Insurance Program

GAO-08-118T, October 2, 2007

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-08-118T

 

 

 

National Flood Insurance Program: New Processes Aided Hurricane Katrina Claims Handling, but FEMA's Oversight Should Be Improved

GAO-07-169, December 15, 2006

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-07-169

 

 

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Challenges for the National Flood Insurance Program

GAO-06-335T, January 25, 2006

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-06-335T

 

 


Flood Insurance: Challenges Facing the National Flood Insurance Program. GAO-03-606T, April 1, 2003

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-03-606T

 

 

 

Why is the NFIP so far in debt?

Government Accountability Office. National Flood Insurance Program: FEMA's Management and Oversight of Payments for Insurance Company Services Should Be Improved. September 2007. GAO-07-1078

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d071078.pdf

 

 

Government Accountability Office. National Flood Insurance Program: Greater Transparency and Oversight of Wind and Flood Damage Determinations Are Needed.

GAO-08-28, December 28, 2007

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-08-28

 

 

Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General,  "Hurricane Katrina: Wind Versus Flood Issues." OIG-08-97. September 2008.

http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_08-97_Sep08.pdf

 

 

Rebecca Mowbray, "Policy Questions; Insurance companies face legal challenges over whether wind coverage operates in tandem with flood coverage." Times-Picayune. April 1, 2007.

http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/library-125/1179643604234300.xml&coll=1

 

 

Rebecca Mowbray, "Procedural changes speeded insurance payouts, but may have allowed abuses." Times-Picayune. June 11, 2007.

http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/06/procedural_changes_speeded_ins.html

 

 

Rebecca Mowbray, "Aim of flood insurance officials was to get money to people quickly." Times-Picayune. June 21, 2007.

http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/06/aim_of_flood_insurance_officia.html

 

 

Bruce Alpert, "Flood insurance relies on private insurers to determine damages."

Times-Picayune. June 12, 2007

http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/06/flood_insurance_relies_on_priv.html

 

 

"Interim Report: No Proof Insurers Labeled Katrina Wind Claims as Flood."

Insurance Journal. August 16, 2007.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/08/16/82703.htm

 

 

Bruce Alpert, "Tighter reins urged for flood program; Review finds no abuse by insurance firms." Times-Picayune. October 18, 2008

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/washington/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1224307449175250.xml&coll=1

 

 

Does sheetrock cost more when taxpayers buy it?

Rebecca Mowbray, "Same house. Same repairs. Same insurer. Why different prices? ; Evidence suggests Allstate pays far more for flood repair than for wind damage. The reason? The government picks up the flood tab, and the company minimizes its own payout." Times-Picayune. 20 May 2007.

http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/library-125/1179643604234300.xml&coll=1

 






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DEFINITIONS

 

NFIP - The National Flood Insurance Program.  The federal program that guarantees homeowners are covered for flood losses.


FEMA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Administers the NFIP.


WYO - Write Your Own insurance:  FEMA's name for outsourced flood insurance policies. FEMA contracts with existing insurance companies to sell, adjust, and settle flood claims.