Natural Disasters and Insurance
Robert Hartwig talked about damage costs from and insurance coverage for Hurricane Irene, and he responded to telephone calls and… read more
Robert Hartwig talked about damage costs from and insurance coverage for Hurricane Irene, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. At the time of the program, estimates of the damage totaled around $7 billion. Other topics included changes to insurance deductibles, the need for reform of the federal government’s flood insurance program, distinctions between the types of water damage covered by flood insurance, and the percentage of homeowners who have flood insurance.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
Mr. Hartwig participated from New York City. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Calo, Nancy Producer C-SPAN->Radio
- Hartwig, Robert P. President and Chief Economist Insurance Information Institute
- Brawner, Greta Wodele Host C-SPAN
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