ICC coverage was added to the NFIP Standard Flood Insurance Policy in 1997. In 2003, limits of this coverage were increased to $30,000 paid in addition to the flood insurance claim. ICC funds can be used only to floodproof, relocate, elevate, or demolish (FRED) a damaged building to bring it into compliance with local floodplain regulations. Buildings mitigated with the FRED options permitted under ICC coverage must be located in a floodplain and must have an NFIP flood insurance policy in effect at the time of the loss. In addition, the structure must be determined to have substantial damage—that is, damage of 50 percent or more of the pre-flood market value of the building—or must be identified as an NFIP repetitive loss property.
All insurable buildings in NFIP communities have ICC coverage except structures insured under the Group Flood Insurance Policy, units insured under a condominium unit owner policy, and buildings located in communities participating in the Emergency Phase of the Program.
To determine your homes ICC eligibility, an appraisal will be needed by a qualified appraiser. This sort of appraisal is rather complex, so call us today for the expertise you need.
James Hanson AssociatesPhone: (609) 884-9185Email: Info@AppraiseNewJersey.com
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