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A Flood Insurance Plan Made Just For You
Get the coverage you need for your home at a price you can afford.
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Everyone Deserves To Live Covered.™

A lot of people have flood insurance plans that don’t actually fit their needs, which means they are either overpaying or are undercovered. At Cornerstone Insurance, we take the time to get to know you first and then put together a plan that actually fits. That way, you get the most value out of every dollar and get the flood coverage you need without overpaying.

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In Florida, Flood insurance is not part of a standard home owners insurance policy. In order for you to obtain coverage, you need to work through a licensed insurance agent. Our Tampa insurance agency has years of experience helping homeowners in Florida obtain flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or as an endorsement with some homeowners insurance carriers. 

We are fully licensed and able to find you the best coverage at the best possible rates for your dwelling. We will walk you through each step of the application process and will be there to help if you ever need to file a claim.

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3 Easy Steps to Better Coverage
Step 1

Get A Quote

Because we take the time to get to know you and ask the right questions, we’re able to put together a quote that fits you best, so you don’t overpay for your insurance.

Step 2

Review Your Options

As an independent insurance agency, we are able to work with a wider number of providers than most agencies, so you get the best value for your policy.

Step 3

Breathe Easy!

We’ll walk you through the whole process, help you cancel your previous coverage, and are here for you whenever your insurance needs change.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say

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What You Need to know About Flood Insurance

There is a simple fact that many people in the Tampa, Florida area don’t realize when they buy their home insurance policieswithout flood insurance, you are at risk of damage and loss to your home, because flood is not a covered peril in a standard home insurance policy. Maybe you’re in what is considered a “low-risk” area and are not required to carry by your mortgage company. However, even if your house is built on higher ground and in a safer area, your personal property and dwelling are still at risk.

With hurricane season lasting six months of the year (June through November), there is always risk associated with flooding from sustained heavy rainfall, watershed saturation and backup, causing thousands in damage to your house. If you still think your home is safe, consider this fact: roughly 25% of all flood insurance claim reporting occurs in “low to moderate risk” areas.

Frequently Asked Questions About Flood Insurance

There are two possible outcomes for residents of Tampa with losses from flooding and no flood insurance: Tampa homeowners can hope that the federal government will declare their community a disaster area, in which case there may be financial relief; or they will have to replace their losses out of their pocket. Because of the financial and emotional strain it can cause for families, the best plan is to get covered with flood insurance.

Flood insurance is purchased through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) usually through a Write Your Own (WYO) carrier that is acting as a general agent for FEMA. Just recently some homeowners companies started offering flood insurance as endorsement to the homeowners policy, something that is brand new and has not been done in the past. In order for you to obtain coverage, you need to work through a licensed insurance agent such as  Cornerstone Insurance.

Unlike most other types of insurance products, flood insurance coverage does not take effect immediately! There is a 30 day waiting period (unless you are closing on a loan) for the coverage to go into effect. Tampa residents must keep this in mind when they purchase a flood policy. So, if there is a major hurricane, tropical storm or heavy rain in the forecast  you are probably already too late to cover your dwelling. It is important that you buy your insurance well in advance of storm season so you will be ready in the event of a disaster.

Below are the 2015 FEMA Preferred Flood Rates for X, C and B zones for primary homes (you reside there more than 50 percent of the year). Add $250 per year to a non-primary dwelling. FEMA Flood is paid once a year and is an annual policy. Currently, the premium may be paid through a checking account electronically, or via most major credit cards including American Express, VISA and Master Card.

Building / ContentsAnnual Premium
$20,000 / $8,000$162
$30,000 / $12,000$198
$50,000 / $20,000$258
$75,000 / $30,000$301
$100,000 / $40,000$333
$125,000 / $50,000$349
$150,000 / $60,000$371
$200,000 / $80,000$405
$250,000 / $100,000$430

Because we are independent, we offer our clients the best carriers, at the best premiums and with the service, diligence and professionalism you deserve. We represent many of the top flood insurance carriers, including:

  • American Integrity Insurance
  • Tower Hill Insurance
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Heritage Insurance
  • Florida Peninsula
  • Edison Insurance
  • United Property and Casualty
Frank B.
Frank B.
Josh has been a great agent for our various insurance needs. I'm so happy to have a reliable and honest insurance contact in the Tampa are. Thank you Josh!
Crystal
Crystal
I had the pleasure of finding Cornerstone Insurance after my previous insurance sent a letter of Non-renewal. I worked with Kyle Wilson and he found me coverage with a lower premium than my previous insurance plus with more coverage! I highly recommend Cornerstone and Kyle!! Thank you Kyle for answering all my questions and doing a great job finding me coverage! A++
Laura N.
Laura N.
I switched my insurance from another company and was glad I did. James Bonn is knowledgeable and detail oriented. My policies were better priced with better coverage than our previous ones. Highly recommend this agent and company.
Mickle B.
Mickle B.
Kyle is awesome! Helped me out through the entire process. When other companies can't get anything done? Cornerstone and Kyle make it happen.
Michael B.
Michael B.
James was accessable and walked me through the process to lower my Homeowners Insurance and save a bunch. I would highly recommend Cornerstone and James to anyone and everyone who pays Homeowners Insurance.
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