It’s true. The flood zone your home is located in will impact your flood insurance premium.
There are four different types of flood zones mandated by the national flood insurance program, and they are A, B, C, X.
“A” rated flood zones are considered high risk and carry the most expensive premiums. Flood zones B, C, and X, however, are considered low to moderate risk and the premiums are much lower relative to zone “A”.
According to FloodSmart.gov, the average premium for $250,000 in building coverage and $100,000 in personal property in a lower risk flood zone is $405 a year. Not bad.
Please be aware that more financial institutions will mandate a flood insurance policy for all “A” rated flood zones in addition to your NY home insurance.
Watch this video “How does my flood zone effect flood insurance premium?” for more details:
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