Why pay a claim from your base Insurance carrier(LIke State Farm) when you can say it was flood coverage and then have FEMA pay for the claim????  This also limits the consumer payout to 250K which is the max payour for a building or home for a flood policy. State Farm will try to appeal the case, but they will have to reimburse FEMA 250K and then the claim will have to be reviewed to see if the State Farm policy would have or should have paid more. Perhaps the wright your own Flood policy that every company can do and make money of, should be reviewed and not allowed by carriers that do the Home Insurance policies as well? In any event please read or follow the story as it is appealed by State Farm and see how even this type of Fraud affects our insurance rates and here in Fort lauderdale and all of South Florida, we are paying for it way to hard these days!! Please call L & S Insurance for quotes on Home, Auto, Flood, Business & Commercial, and life Insurance as well at 1-888-244-7400.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/04/10/287828.htm

 

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