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The Mispricing of Flood Insurance: A Look at Portland, Oregon

The City of Portland, Oregon piloted an innovative flood insurance affordability program in 2017 and 2018 that included one-on-one consultations between flood insurance policyholders and an insurance agent who was an expert on flood insurance. These consultations found that roughly half of the reviewed policies had some type of error in pricing or could lower insurance costs through application of elevation certificates. This issue brief covers other findings from this program.
Author: Kousky, C.; Netusil, N. R.; Moldovan-Trujillo, G.
Language: English
Pubished By: Wharton University of Pennsylvania
Pubished date: December 2020

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