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Legislative column: Protecting the citizens from unfair costs

January 26, 2014
By DEL. RANDY SWARTZMILLER , Weirton Daily Times

As the session gets up and running, many residents in the Northern Panhandle have brought to my attention changes going into effect because of the Biggert-Waters Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2012 designed to aid the failing National Insurance Fund. Because of the huge losses suffered during disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy, Congress passed this reform. The structure of this act will cause great harm to West Virginia residents not only in the Northern Panhandle, but across the state in the way of huge increases in flood insurance premiums.

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