New legislation passed by the New York Assembly may change the way storm claims are processed in the state, possibly forcing insurers to cover flood damage from the next storm.

Bill A 7455A outlaws anti-concurrent causation relating to flood, which would allow homeowners to receive payment for damage to a structure if they prove the water was let in due to previous wind or fire damage, said lawyers at Anderson Kill’s 17th Annual Policyholder Advisor Conference in New York City.

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