FEMA Extends Deadline for Superstorm Sandy Reviews

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline to Oct. 15 for the review of Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims. The additional claims review comes in response to consumers' concerns that they did not receive the full payment they are entitled to under their policy. In order to be eligible for a review, NFIP policyholders must have filed a claim for flood damage between Oct. 27, 2012 and Nov. 6, 2012. FEMA initially alerted policyholders that filed claims of the review opportunity in May, and the agency will continue to issue reminders until the filing deadline.

To request a review, policyholders may call the NFIP's Hurricane Sandy claims center at 1-866-337-4262 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by visiting www.fema.gov/sandyclaims.

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Timothy Russell, CPCU Named Vice President/Treasurer of The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents