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Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is a regional law firm with over 125 attorneys in New Jersey and New York. Our team includes seasoned attorneys, engineers and expert consultants who have advised on hundreds of flood insurance claims resulting directly from major hurricanes throughout the nation. We handle each claim individually and it costs you nothing unless we win more than you have already received. Our aim is to help you collect the money that you’ve been denied.

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December 2, 2016 |

Hurricane Hermine: Another 30-Day Extension of the Proof of Loss Deadline

On November 22, 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) announced that it was extending the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) Proof of Loss deadline an additional thirty (30) days for those in Florida that experienced flooding from Hermine between August 31, 2016 through September 9, 2016.  This means that those who have not resolved their flood insurance claim have a total of one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of their loss to submit a Proof of Loss for the total amount of damage that they suffered. A Proof of Loss is a federal form used by the policyholder to support the amount they are claiming under their policy, which must then...

December 1, 2016 |

Hurricane Matthew: 60-Day Extension of the Proof of Loss Deadline

On November 22, 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) announced that it was extending the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) Proof of Loss deadline an additional sixty (60) days for those in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia that experienced flooding from Hurricane Matthew.  This means that for those policyholders who have not resolved their flood insurance claim, they only have a total of one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of their loss to submit a Proof of Loss for the total amount of damage that they suffered. Just by way of example, after Hurricane Sandy FEMA extended the Proof of Loss deadline for two (2) years. A Proof of...

November 4, 2016 |

Hurricane Matthew and Louisiana Flooding: FEMA Revises the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual

On November 3, 2016, FEMA announced revisions to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual that became effective on October 1, 2016.  Posted for your reference here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/127010.  The Significant revisions include the following: Guidance for policies issued or renewed in error on or after a community suspension (GR Section). Expansion of zones eligible for the Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) and the Newly Mapped procedure to include A99 and AR Zones that meet the PRP loss history requirements (GR, RATE, PRP, and Newly Mapped Sections). Policy effective date clarifications (GR Section). Clarified guidance for duplicate coverage (GR, PRP, and Newly Mapped Sections). Revised Emergency Program building coverage limits for non-residential buildings in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and...

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