FORSYTH COUNTY’S INSURANCE SERVICES OFFICE RATING HAS IMPROVED
For the first time since 2008, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has graded Forsyth County and the news is good!
ISO recently conducted a study auditing both Forsyth County and the city of Cumming and both have received an improved ISO rating.
The study assessed Forsyth County’s ability to serve the public by examining three key areas of public safety: Fire protection, E-911 service and water services.
ISO ratings are measured on a scale from 1 to 10, with lower numbers representing better levels of protection. Ratings are based upon a number of factors, including fire response and equipment, E-911 call handling and efficiency, and fire hydrant volume and pressure availability.
The audit was followed by months of system analysis and evaluation by ISO, which resulted in an improvement of the county’s rating from a 5 to a 3. Homes and businesses located within five road miles of a fire station will benefit from the rating change from a 5 to a 3. For residences and businesses farther than five road miles from a fire station, the new rating may not apply.
Insurance companies are able to begin using the new rating to determine rates effective July 1 and this means potential insurance savings.
I encourage residents and business owner to contact their insurance provider for specific information on how the rating change may impact their insurance rates.
If you need homeowner’s insurance, or just want a quote, you might want to contact Todd Hoffman – Nationwide Insurance in Cumming, GA