Slowey Insurance Agency

7352 Center Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Ph. 440-255-3411

 

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Flood protection for Mentor Ohio

Not all insurance agents are the same! Choosing the right one can make a big difference – in price, service, and value. With other agencies, you get one company that sells one brand of insurance. With an independent insurance agent, you get choices.

 

 

 

 

The right coverage for you is unique – talk to us today to find out how to protect your family and your future with the right flood insurance for you.


Flood Insurance is offered through the National Flood Insurance Program. Although the government actually provides the coverage, our agency issues the policy and, in the event of flood damage to your insured property, would also service your claim.

Talk with us today to identify the best combination of coverage, value, and price for you.

 

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What You Should Know About Flood Insurance in Ohio

You’ve probably heard this horror story before – someone loses a home due to a flood and learns after the fact that standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flood damage.

At Slowey Insurance Agency, Ltd, we want you to be educated about all of the risks you may face in Ohio – before a loss occurs – so you can determine what insurance coverage is appropriate. Spring is a prime season for flooding and hurricane season is about to start, so now is a good time to review your options.

Because very few companies offer flood insurance, the U.S. government created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968. Available to homeowners, renters and business owners, this insurance often is required to obtain a mortgage in areas at high risk of flooding.

But you might want to look into a policy just for peace of mind, even if you don’t live in a traditionally flood-prone area. According to the NFIP, nearly 25 percent of the program’s claims occur in moderate- to low-risk areas. Check out the questions and answers below to help determine if flood insurance is right for you.

Is flood insurance available in my area?

To participate in the NFIP, a community must adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance with rules regarding construction in certain flood-prone areas. In exchange, the government makes flood insurance available within that community. We’re happy to help you find out if you’re eligible for flood insurance. Just give us a call at 440-255-3411. You can also visit http://www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.

What does it cover?

The NFIP provides coverage for both the structure and its contents. Coverage for contents is optional in some cases, so you may want to give us a call to discuss other coverage for your personal property.

Keep in mind that you typically can’t purchase flood insurance and have it take effect the next day. There is usually a 30-day waiting period. (Exceptions to this rule apply, however, particularly when the insurance is required by a lender and is purchased during the process of securing a mortgage.) If you think you need flood insurance, don’t wait to buy a policy!

What doesn’t it cover?

Generally, government-issued flood insurance will not cover the following: Buildings entirely over water or principally below ground, gas and liquid storage tanks, animals, aircraft, wharves, piers, bulkheads, growing crops, shrubbery, land, roads, machinery or equipment in the open and most motor vehicles.

How much does it cost?

As with all insurance policies, the cost of flood insurance varies depending on your situation. If your home or business is in a high-risk area, such as a “special flood hazard area,” your premium naturally will be higher than those in low- or moderate-risk zones. Premiums are based on how old the building is, how many floors it has, the location of its contents, your deductible and more. Renters insurance is typically less expensive, as renters generally insure their belongings and not the building.

Where can I find more information?

As always, we are happy to help you determine your insurance needs. Stop by our office at 7352 Center Street in Mentor Ohio 44060, email us at tslowey@slowey-krueger.com, or give us a call at 440-255-3411. The NFIP website, at http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program, has plenty of answers as well.

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For further questions and assistance, please contact Slowey Insurance Agency, Ltd at 440-255-3411 or tslowey@slowey-krueger.com.

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Slowey Insurance Agency

7352 Center Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Ph. 440-255-3411

 

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