Bismarck, N.D. - Additional extensions have been granted for filing proofs of loss for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in areas of North Dakota.
FEMA granted an extension of the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) 60-day deadline for sending a signed and sworn proof of loss to the insurer. This additional extension applies to all claims for NFIP-insured buildings and contents in four counties: Renville, Ward, McHenry and Bottineau. NFIP policyholders in these four Souris Valley counties now have until Friday, Oct.28, 2011.
Missouri River area policyholders below Garrison Dam have an extension for filing claims until Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
The extensions apply whether the policy was issued by the NFIP direct servicing agent or through one of the private insurance companies issuing flood insurance coverage. While other terms and conditions of the policy remain in effect, the extension of time for filing proofs of loss will give affected policyholders ample opportunity to present their statement of claim.
Flood insurance reimburses residential subscribers for structural losses of up to $250,000 and for contents losses of up to $100,000. Businesses may purchase coverage up to $500,000 each for structural and contents losses. (Additional info about NFIP can be found at www.floodsmart.gov)