Flood insurance provides protection for destruction and financial devastation caused by floods. Although it may not seem like much, even a few inches of water can cause serious damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs. Purchasing a flood insurance policy through can protect you.
About Flood Insurance
Although it may not seem as necessary as homeowners insurance, flood insurance is important if you want to keep your home safe and your possessions secure. Flood coverage offers protection against losses that result from heavy and lengthy rain falls, storm surges, blocked storm drainage systems, snow melts, etc. Remember that homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is almost always provided by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is administered by FEMA. Many private insurance companies underwrite and handle claims for the NFIP by participating in the “Write Your Own (WYO)” program. This allows your policy to serviced by a nationally known insurance provider, such as Nationwide or First American. The NFIP was established by the Federal Government to help communities who “voluntarily participate in the NFIP by adopting and enforcing floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage.” To be considered a flood, the waters must cover at least two acres or affect at least two properties
Types of Flood Insurance Policies
Different types of policies are available based on your property’s location and flood history:
If you live in a community that participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, your building and contents can be covered by a standard flood insurance policy. You must apply for building coverage and contents coverage separately if you choose to purchase a standard flood insurance policy.
If your home or business is in a low or moderate risk zone, your building may qualify for a low-cost preferred risk policy. While you aren’t required to purchase flood insurance in low-to-moderate risk areas, a preferred risk policy will protect your home and its contents if you are affected by a small flood or a larger flood that has extended into your low-risk area. In truth, many flood insurance claims occur in low-to-moderate risk areas. Preferred risk policies are a package of dwelling and contents coverage with prices starting around $225 per year.
Get a Quote for Flood Insurance
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contacting Safeguard Insurance today will get you on the path to flood protection with an affordable and comprehensive insurance policy. Call us at 702.638.0022 or complete the short quote request form on this page.
Safeguard Insurance is licensed to offer flood insurance in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, and California.