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FEMA and NOAA: Floods Happen Everywhere, Be Prepared
Millions of Americans are affected each spring by sudden flooding caused by heavy rain or by slower, prolonged flooding as snow melts...
GAO: Climate Change to Increase Flood, Crop Insurance Losses
After an analysis of 20 scientific studies, the Government Accountability Office reported that climate change "may substantially increase losses by 2040 and ...
FEMA Summary of April 1, 2015 NFIP Changes
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a summary of April 1, 2015, changes to the National Flood Insurance Program...
PIA Members Invited to Attend Webinars on NFIP Changes Presented by The Hartford
Every Wednesday through September 25, 2013 – PIA National’s flood insurance partner, The Hartford Flood, will conduct a free informational webinar on the ...
Higher Flood Premiums a Major Bone of Contention in Storm States
Implementation of market-based rates for flood insurance is causing controversy in some communities where some residents are experiencing flood “sticker ...
Group of House Members Hopes to Delay NFIP Rate Increases Four Years
A multistate, bipartisan group of U.S. House members working to block large increases in flood insurance premiums for their constituents is developing a new ...
Legislation Introduced to Delay NFIP Rates
Legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to delay most of the new rates included in the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (“Biggert-Waters” or ...
Extended Schedule of PIA-Hartford Flood Webinars
You asked – PIA and The Hartford Flood listened!...
FloodSmart: Resources to Communicate NFIP Changes
Flood insurance rates for some policyholders increased starting October 1 as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continued to implement the ...
A Message from PIA’s Flood Partner, The Hartford
Flooding is the United States #1 natural hazard. We want consumers to know that while homeowner's insurance won't cover them against flooding, they can protect ...
FEMA Grants Another Extension for Florida
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted a third extension, giving National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in Florida an extra 30 days, or ...
Stay Updated With the Latest Hartford Flood Agent E-Newsletter
As part of PIA's ongoing partnership with The Hartford's flood insurance program, we are proud to provide PIA members with the Flood Agent eNewsletter, ...
New York, FEMA in Flood Zone Dispute
New York City and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are locked in a dispute over flood maps...
Supreme Court Says Government May Be Liable for Flood Damage
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government may be required to pay damages when it releases water from a dam that will cause temporary ...
Obama Asks for $10 Billion Increase in NFIP Borrowing Authority
The borrowing authority for the National Flood Insurance Program would be increased 50 percent, to $30.4 billion, as part of a Superstorm Sandy supplemental ...
Flood Safety Awareness Week Slated March 12-16
Through the FEMA National Flood Safety Awareness Campaign, FloodSmart plans to conduct numerous outreach activities in advance of, and during, Flood Safety ...
Sen. Landrieu Announces Start of Flood Insurance Refunds
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, (D-La.), chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has announced that residents will now begin receiving flood ...
Draft Flood Bill Released in Senate
A discussion draft of a bill has been released (not yet introduced) by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) that would reauthorize the ...
Pennsylvania Communities in NFIP Community Rating System
Thirty-one communities in Pennsylvania participate in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System...
High Cost of Floods in Pennsylvania
Floods and hurricanes are becoming more intense in Pennsylvania. As these events become more serious, the physical and economic damage to communities and the ...
PIA Stands Firm in Defense of Agent Commissions
PIA National has reaffirmed its strong opposition to any legislation that would reduce the reimbursement rate for Write Your Own flood insurance carriers. ...
NFIP Launches Reinsurance Initiative
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced an initiative to more actively manage its financial risk by securing reinsurance from the private ...
PIA National Flood Insurance Expert Rita Hollada Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
PIA of Delaware member M. Rita Hollada, CPCU, CIC, CPIA, AAI, was honored with a PIA Lifetime Achievement award for excellence and expertise in flood insurance
House Passes $16 Billion NFIP Debt Relief
The U.S. House has passed a $36.5 disaster relief package to help in hurricane and wildfire recovery efforts. The package included $61 billion in loan ...
Senate Committee Votes One-Year Delay in Some Flood Rate Increases
The Senate Appropriations Committee has voted for a one year delay in a provision of the 2012 law reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) ...
Without Flood Insurance, Many Homeowners Left Out to Dry
Many Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey did not have flood insurance and are finding that they will not receive enough compensation from their ...
Congress Delays Some Flood Insurance Rate Increases
The Senate (72-26) joined the House of Representatives (359-67) on January 16 in passing a $1.1 trillion compromise omnibus spending bill that contains a delay ...
Need a New Flood Insurance Carrier? PIA Suggests The Hartford
Changes in the flood insurance marketplace are continuing. As some carriers leave the market or sell their books of business, we want to assure you that PIA’s ...
Congress Delays Some Flood Insurance Rate Increases
The Senate (72-26) joined the House of Representatives (359-67) on January 16 in passing a $1.1 trillion compromise omnibus spending bill that contains a delay ...
Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Roll—Your Flood Book
When it comes to your flood insurance book of business, is it time to say, “Let’s roll!”...?