MIAMI – Nov. 30, 2016 – The 2016 hurricane season ended at midnight on Nov. 30, and while some cities along the East Coast and in the Panhandle reported damage, it could have been worse.
Still, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an additional 30-day extension for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders to file claims associated with Hurricane Hermine, and an additional 60-day extension to file claims associated with Hurricane Matthew.
Typically, NFIP policyholders have 60 days to file a ‘Proof of Loss’ claim with their insurance company following the date of loss. However, the extensions mean that Florida NFIP policyholders will have had a total of 120 days to make a claim for flooding damages sustained as a result of either storm.
For more information on Hermine claims, read the FEMA bulletin posted online.
For more information on Matthew claims, read the FEMA bulletin posted online.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com or follow us on Twitter @FLOIR_comm and Facebook.
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