The Benefits of Flood Insurance Over Federal Disaster Assistance
YOU are in control.
Flood insurance claims are paid even if a disaster is not declared by the President
Between 20 and 25 percent of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program are outside the Special Flood Hazard Areas
There is no payback requirement
Flood insurance policies are continuous, and are not non-renewed or cancelled for repeat losses.
Flood Insurance reimburses you for all covered losses up to $250,000 for homeowners and $500,000 for businesses
The average cost of a $100,000 flood policy is $370 annually.
Most forms of Federal Disaster Assistance require a Presidential declaration.
Federal disaster assistance declarations are awarded in less than 50% of flooding incidents.
The most typical form of disaster assistance is a loan that must be repaid with interest.
The duration of a Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster home loan is approximately 20 years.
The average loan payment on an SBA disaster loan is $104 a month or $1,250 annually.
Repayment on a $50,000 SBA disaster loan is $311 a month or $3,730 annually.