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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 ...
Inspectors Say 146 Levees in U.S. In Danger of Failing
An inspection program by the Army Corps of Engineers notes that 146 levees in the U.S. are at an unacceptable risk of failing in a...
Lott, Taylor Say They Won't Give Up
Two federal lawmakers from Mississippi who have been on the warpath against the insurance industry ever since their Katrina claims were denied by State Farm...
Judge Denies Motion to Approve State Farm Katrina Settlement
Saying that the parties have a lot more explaining to do, Judge L. T. Senter Jr. of the Federal District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi issued...
Levee Finding by Army Corps Could Require More Homeowners to Buy Flood Insurance
A report last week by the Army Corps of Engineers that 122 levees from Rhode Island to California are at risk of failing could set...
Judge Reduces State Farm's Punitive Damages in Miss. Katrina Case
The federal judge overseeing the Katrina claims cases in Mississippi reduced a recent $2.5 million jury award of punitive damages against State Farm to $1...
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner
While his state's Attorney General was calling for a law to prevent State Farm from stopping writing new commercial and homeowners policies in the state,...
Insurers Accused of Fraud by Rep. Taylor During Congressional Hearing
A member of the House whose insurance claim was denied after Hurricane Katrina accused insurers of "massive fraud" during a February 28 hearing before the...
This is National Flood Safety Awareness Week
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to support The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-sponsored 2007 National Flood ...
Sen. Lott Settles With State Farm
Zach Scruggs, an attorney for Senator Trent Lott, said that Lott agreed to settle the lawsuit he filed against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co....
A Flood Program for All Agents
Whether you're a seasoned flood insurance professional or have no desire to become one but need to sell flood insurance anyway, The Hartford has a...
House Committee Advances Flood Bill With Wind Provision, PIA Comments
The House Financial Services Committee marked up HR 3121, "The Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007." The final bill was reported out of...
PIA Comments on Proposed Addition of Wind to NFIP in Financial Week
Adding wind coverage to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will result in uncertainty as to whether losses caused by wind should be covered by...
Insurers Win Major Post-Katrina Court Ruling
On August 2 the Fifth U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruled that Allstate Corp. and other insurance companies do not have to cover flood damage that...