Insurance Commissioner Recoups $400,000 In Irene Claims

North Carolina's insurance commissioner wants Congress to examine flood insurance problems in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says his office handled 272 written complaints and more than 700 phone calls related to the storm that happened six months ago. He said through those written complaints, more than $400,000 was recovered to policyholders.

Goodwin says the majority of those complaints were for disputed settlement offers, delays in settlement payments and denials of claims. "Given the overall complaints and complications North Carolina suffered as a result of the National Flood Insurance Program, I encourage Congress to examine that program's response to Irene," said Goodwin.

Goodwin also is encouraging the state's congressional delegation to support extending the National Flood Insurance Program by at least five years.


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  • by country boy Location: havelock on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
    It all depends on the adjuster. I have flood insurance through Alstate, I received nothing for Isabel thanks to the adjuster but received everything I asked for and then some after Irene. That adjuster was understanding and more than fair.
  • by country boy Location: havelock on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
    It all depends on the adjuster. I have flood insurance through Alstate, I received nothing for Isabel thanks to the adjuster but received everything I asked for and then some after Irene. That adjuster was understanding and more than fair.
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  • by waka flocka flame on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    Wow People How can We Comment on This
  • by Greg Location: greenville on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    Just wait to see how much they go up on everyones insurance premiums to recoup the money.
    • reply
      by ncyankee on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:38 PM in reply to Greg
      my insurance went up also, due to the hurricane, and didnt have a claim. guess, I will pay for the fancy places on the beach. geeeez.. always, milking the poor folkds
  • by barb on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:30 AM
    The insurance companies make like their are your best friends, but in reality, they are protecting their own interests. We have had to fight tooth and nail with our insurance, and still are walking away without the total replacement cost, even though we were assured we had "replacement" insurance. Read your policy closely and pay attention to what is not covered.
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