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New FloodSmart Agent Site Launches in 2006
On January 1, 2006, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will launch a new password-protected agents-only section of FloodSmart.gov. The site will ...
New FloodSmart Agent Site Launched
On January 1, 2006, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) launched a new password-protected agents-only section of FloodSmart.gov. The site features ...
Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearing on NFIP Reform
The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing January 25 on proposals to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In November, the House ...
NFIP Mailing Materials Available Online
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided samples of the materials that the NFIP Bureau and Statistical Agent will be mailing to NFIP policyholders ...
NFIP Seeks $5.6 Billion More, Sen. Shelby Says Program is "Bankrupt," Needs Reform
The National Flood Insurance Program is seeking $5.6 billion in additional borrowing authority in order to cover claims and expenses through fiscal 2006, ...
Flood Insurance Training Brochure Available From FEMA
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) officials have asked us to let PIA affiliates and members know that a brochure is now available regarding mandatory ...
Senate Votes to Boost NFIP Borrowing to $21.2 Billion
On Friday February 10, the U.S. Senate passed by voice vote a bill (S. 2275) to temporarily boost the borrowing authority for the National Flood...
Some Homeowners in Michigan Ask, "Why Am I Paying for Floods in Louisiana?"
As Americans, we are all supposed to be in the same boat. But when it comes to paying for flood insurance, some people who aren't...
House Follows Senate, Votes to Boost NFIP Borrowing to $21.2 Billion
On Wednesday February 15, the U.S. House of Representatives approved and sent to President Bush a bill to raise the borrowing authority of the National...
NAIC Producer Licensing Working Group Hears Report on Flood Agent Training
During the NAIC's Spring National Meeting in Orlando, the Producer Licensing Working received an update from Ed Conner on the Flood Insurance Reform Act of...
Things to Consider Before Using FEMA/NFIP Policy Stickers
FEMA/NFIP is actively encouraging agents to use policy stickers (issued by FEMA/NFIP) on all of their property insurance policies and/or billing notices, ...
Louisiana Residents Buy Flood Insurance While Many Others Don't
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, some lawmakers criticized residents of New Orleans, one of the most vulnerable cities in America, for failing to buy federal ...
National Flood Insurance Program Set for a Major Overhaul
On March 16, The House Financial Services Committee approved H.R. 4973, a bill overhauling the federal flood insurance program. This comes on the heels...
Carriers Win Ruling in Wind vs. Flood Case
U.S. District Judge Richard Haik in Lafayette, Louisiana, has ruled that insurance companies are not responsible for hurricane-related flood damage if ...
PIA Attends FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Conference
PIA National staff attended the 2006 NFIP Flood Conference in Philadelphia, PA May 7-10. This year's attendance was the largest in recent years with...
Senate Banking Committee Schedules NFIP Markup
On May 25, the Senate Banking Committee will mark up legislation overhauling the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). According to published reports, the ...
Senate Banking Committee Approves NFIP Reform Bill
On May 25, the Senate Banking Committee approved legislation that would reform the National Flood Insurance Program, eliminating subsidies for some properties. ...
CBO Says NFIP Unable to Cover Costs Without Changes
The Congressional Budget Office says the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will not be able to cover claims from the 2005 hurricane season or the...
Army Corps of Engineers Accepts Blame for New Orleans Flooding
The draft of a nine-volume report on the disaster in New Orleans last year prepared by the Army Corps of Engineers and published in the...
NFIP Issues Hurricane Season Reminder to Insure Against Floods
With the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season, the National Flood Insurance Program is reminding homeowners the time to purchase a flood insurance...
House Passes Flood Bill, Some Concerns Cited
The House bill requires the owners of vacation homes to pay market rates for flood insurance coverage from the NFIP, ends subsidies for repetitive loss...
Most Damage Caused by Recent Flooding in Northeast Was Uninsured
Most property damage caused by overflowing rivers flooding the Northeast is uninsured because property insurers exclude flooding from homeowners policies and ...
Sen. Trent Lott Fumes About Wind vs Water to a Local Audience
Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says that nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina struck, he's disappointed with the slow pace with which hundreds of insurance ...
Judge Rules in Favor of Insurer in Wind vs Water Lawsuit
A Mississippi judge has upheld the exclusion for damage caused by water and water-borne materials in an insurance contract, in one of the first wind...
Sen. Lott Goes On the Warpath Against Insurance Companies
On October 11, Senator Trent Lott (R-Miss.), the former majority leader and one of thousands of homeowners on the Gulf Coast involved in disputes with...
FEMA Makes Adjustments to NFIP Flood Map Modernization
Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have made what they describe as "midpoint adjustments" in the process of modernizing the flood ...
Homeland Security Committee Chair Calls for Investigation of Katrina Claims
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security wants to pursue congressional investigations of insurers' handling of claims arising out of Hurricane ...
Miss. Congressman Calls for Federal Probe into Insurers' Katrina Practices
Congressman Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) has called for a congressional investigation into the practices of insurance companies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ...
State Farm Must Pay $2.7 Million for Refusing to Cover Katrina Claim
In a verdict that surprised industry observers, a federal jury has told State Farm to pay a Biloxi, Mississippi couple $2.7 million for refusing to...
State Farm Reaches Global Settlement on Katrina Claims
Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood announced on Tuesday that a global settlement with State Farm has been reached on compensation to Mississippi ...