Insurance Check | How to Prepare for the Storm!

1.  Get your insurance policies out so that you will have your policy number and the claims hot-line information ready if needed

2.  Take photos and or video of your property inside and out prior to storm and upload on line or e mail so that information can be easily sent to a claims adjuster



American Red Cross App to help Residents in Hurricane-prone areas be prepaired in the event of hurricane or severe storm situation!

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American Red Cross App Available!


American red cross has created i phone and android app for residents in hurricane-prone areas. The app provides users with the means to prepare for a hurricane or severe storm situation. The app even includes location based weather alerts from NOAA!

Florida Catastrophic Risk | Assessment Potential for all in Florida

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Florida Insurance customers potential assessment calculation tool!







Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate’s office has developed an on line tool to help customers insurance customers understand the potential assessment!


$1721 Saved With Wind Mitigation Form!

Tina Blackwell ARMDue to the changes in the insurance carriers models the cost of wind insurance has increased significantly in some areas.  If you have not obtained a wind mitigation form we recommend that you do today!  A wind mitigation inspector will typically not charge for the inspection if no credit will be obtained on your insurance.  There is no downside to having the inspection completed and the upside potential could provide thousands of dollars in insurance premium savings.

Origional HomeOwners Insurance Bill

Customer's Origional HomeOwners Insurance Cost $5030.82Result of Wind Mitigation Credit $1,721 in Savings to this Home Owner!


Wind Mitigation Savings Applied to HomeOwners Insurance Policy

Savings as Result of Home Owner obtaining Wind Mitigation Credit!

Hurricane Irene Flood Damage Devastates

Hurricane Irene Flood Damage Devastates

Floods are the most catastrophic property hazards in the United States.  Thirty to Forty percent of Flood Losses occur in non designated flood zones.  Flood insurance responds to wave wash or any type of rising water.  If Flood Insurance is not required by your commercial or personal lender you should still purchase flood insurance!  It is always a separate policy and the cost is as low as a few hundred dollars a year.

There is a thirty day wait on new flood insurance policies so make sure you are covered and buy your flood insurance today.  Don’t wait until after the storm!

The cost driver of the damage that was caused by hurricane Irene is Flood damage.

I think this article that was put out by Reuters is well written and provides some practical tips regarding coverage and claims procedures after the storm. Read it here.

As an independent insurance agency we are constantly engaged on behalf of our customers at the time of a loss.   We answer any questions our customers have and manage their expectations at the time of a loss as to what to expect during the claims process.   We also work as an advocate for our customers when there is a disagreement on the value of the property loss between the carrier’s adjustor and our customer.  Most of the time any disagreement is worked out quickly by providing missing information that is needed to an adjustor.

Here at Blackwell Insurance we have been providing insurance for the citizens of Florida since 1972 and understand the catastrophic exposure that our commercial businesses and residents face.

For a Flood Insurance quote please call us today at 850 769 2225.  A quote takes less than five minutes and can protect from a financially devastating loss.

Tina Blackwell, ARM, Blackwell Insurance

How to make sure that you are prepared for Hurricane Season

Tina Blackwell, ARM, Blackwell Insurance Three easy steps to help you prepair for Hurricane Season:

1. Check your property insurance value and make sure it is up to date with replacement cost in the current market.

2.  Take photos or video of your property (home or business) inside and out and make a detailed list of contents inside to provide to adjustor at the time of the claim.

3.  Make sure you have purchased Flood Insurance.  Flood Insurance is always a seperate policy and 30-40% of flood losses occur in a non designted flood area.  You should purchase flood now because there is a 30 day wait for flood insurance if it is not required by a bank.

For these tips and more please watch news clip below: