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Insurance reps get earful at flood forum

Residents share stories of paperwork, small payouts

New York State Senator James L. Seward, Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, marked National Flood Safety Awareness Week by hosting a roundtable discussion regarding the administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in New York State at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Monday morning. The forum highlighted issues exposed in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and focus on ways to ensure adequate flood coverage as well as an improved claims process.
Superintendent of the State Department of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, and insurance industry took part in the roundtable discussion.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
New York State Senator James L. Seward, Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, marked National Flood Safety Awareness Week by hosting a roundtable discussion regarding the administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in New York State at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on Monday morning. The forum highlighted issues exposed in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and focus on ways to ensure adequate flood coverage as well as an improved claims process. Superintendent of the State Department of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, and insurance industry took part in the roundtable discussion.
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Insurance industry representatives on Monday heard a long list of complaints about what New Yorkers faced when they turned to their insurers after their homes were devastated by tropical storms Irene and Lee. The New York State Senate Insurance Committee held a roundtable discussion led by committee chairman Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta. The discussion led off with a horror story from one resident of the hard-hit village of Schoharie — William Cherry, who is the ...

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