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PIA Agencies in Path of Tropical Cyclone Sandy Help Clients Cope
PIA independent insurance agencies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are doing something more familiar to their compatriots along the Gulf Coast: ...
Register Today for a FloodSmart Webinar
For the first time, FloodSmart, the marketing and education campaign of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), is offering regularly scheduled webinars ...
Sen. Landrieu Restores Flood Insurance Funds, Defends Agent Commissions
As part of ongoing efforts to build a more affordable National Flood Insurance Program, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) announced that she added $100 million ...
State Flood Managers: Forgive NFIP’s $25 Billion Debt
Congress should admit that the $25 billion debt of the National Flood Insurance Program will never be repaid, and forgive it. That’s the assessment of the ...
Deadline Draws Near for NFIP Renewal
With the deadline fast approaching to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, many groups are stepping up their efforts. The program is set to expire ...
Hurricane Harvey Fuels NFIP Debate
The National Flood Insurance Program is being grimly highlighted as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey stubbornly continue to inundate Texas...
Floods Becoming More Intense in Tennessee
Floods are becoming more intense in Tennessee, and flooding is the state’s second most common natural hazard, occurring on average every 10.2 days...
Hurricane Isaac’s Dividing Line: Inside or Outside the Levee?
In Louisiana the dividing line during Hurricane Isaac was clear, with people living outside the Army Corps of Engineers’ new $14.6 billion flood protection ...
NFIP Webinars and Updated Flood Manual Video
FloodSmart, the marketing and education campaign of the National Flood Insurance Program, is offering regularly scheduled webinars to help you use the ...
PIA Opposes Cut to WYO Flood Reimbursement
The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing June 7, “Flood Insurance Reform: A Taxpayer’s Perspective,” focused on reauthorization of the National ...
In New York Two Weeks After Sandy, Life Far From Normal
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, large numbers of residents in New York and New Jersey who were most severely impacted are still working to get things back to ...
PIA Members Invited to Attend Webinars on Changes to NFIP Presented by The Hartford
Every Wednesday — from Wednesday, August 21, 2013 to Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — PIA National’s flood insurance partner The Hartford Flood will conduct a ...
Preferred Risk Policy Extension Webinar Available
PIA National presented a webinar on the changes the Federal Emergency Management Agency made to the eligibility for the NFIP's Preferred Risk Policy in October ...
Mississippi Federal Jury Says State Farm Defrauded the NFIP
A federal jury has determined that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government and submitted a false record to support ...
Hartford Recognized as a “World’s Most Ethical Company”
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has been recognized as a “World’s Most Ethical Company” by the Ethisphere Institute, a New York-based think tank...
NFIP - Extended PRP Program Update
On August 21, 2012 FEMA/NFIP issued a bulletin (w-12054) addressing the status of the ongoing use of extended Preferred Risk Policy (PRP) eligibility
A Reminder About ‘Flood After Fire’
With the continuing wildfires in the Western states and more predicted, we again call your attention to the attached recent NFIP-issued bulletin and PIA ...
GAO Report Warns of Risks in Delaying NFIP Rate Increases
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report outlining strategies for increasing private-sector involvement in the flood insurance market.
House GOP to Allow Vote on Modified NFIP Rates, But Not on Senate Bill
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced last week that a vote on legislation to modify flood insurance rate hikes imposed by the Biggert-Waters ...
NFIP Agent Flood Training Seminars for August and September
Each month the National Flood Insurance Program conducts web training on a number of flood insurance topics important to agents...
NFIP Unveils Redesigned FEMA Flood Map Service Center
The National Flood Insurance Program has unveiled a redesigned Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Map Service Center...
PIA Supports Raising the Borrowing Authority of the NFIP
WASHINGTON – Congress must raise the borrowing authority of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in order to pay the valid claims of victims of Tropical ...
NFIP Borrowing Authority Request Will Be $25 Billion
The Obama administration will ask Congress to raise the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) borrowing authority to $25 billion, according to sources ...
PIA Flood Expert Rita Hollada Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Austin, TX — M. Rita Hollada, CPCU, CIC, CPIA, AAI, was honored with a PIA Lifetime Achievement award for excellence and expertise in flood insurance
PIA National Grassroots Alert: “Flood the Hill!”
Last week, PIA National launched a Grassroots Action Alert to “Flood the Hill” with industry messages to reform and renew the National Flood Insurance Program ...
South Carolina Tourism Lost $35 Million to Flood
The historic October flooding in South Carolina cost the state’s tourism industry about $35 million...
Business Interruption Claims “Significant” After Sandy
Insurance Information Institute President Robert Hartwig reports businesses often have coverage for business interruption related to physical damages, which ...
FEMA May Not Have Enough for Flood Damages
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it has sufficient funds for disaster aid in response to Hurricane Sandy, but it is uncertain whether the ...
Regional DOIs – Except Virginia – Reclassify Sandy as a Tropical Storm
MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT & ME have all issued bulletins reminding carriers that Sandy was reclassified from a CATEGORY 1 hurricane to a tropical ...
PIA National President Andy Harris Operates His Agency at Ground Zero of Sandy
The agency owned by PIA National President Andrew C. Harris is located in Millstone Township, New Jersey, an area hard hit by Tropical Cyclone Sandy...