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Federal Rulings On Payouts Are in Conflict
Although federal judges in New Orleans have ruled that the amount of money Hurricane Katrina victims can recover from their homeowners insurance policies is ...
Floods Devastate Midwest
Over the past week, areas of Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio have been devastated by flooding. And although water levels farther upstream have begun to...
PIA's Auerbach Comments on Homeowners and Flood in National Underwriter
PIA National President-elect Kenneth R. Auerbach, Esq. offers his observations throughout a lengthy article about homeowners insurance in coastal areas which ...
Senate Passes NFIP Overhaul, Minus Wind Provision
The Senate passed a measure on Tuesday May 13 to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program and reauthorize it for five years. The measure (S....
Mississippi Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wind vs Water Case
The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear Corban vs. USAA, a Hurricane Katrina case that will resolve the dispute in Mississippi over how wind...
Flood Bill Heads to Conference Committee
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) plans to ask Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to appoint conferees so that differences ...
Faith in Levee System Leads Homeowners to Drop Flood Insurance
There are two separate issues that arise when flooding hits the Farmland in the Midwest. First, it is not uncommon that a farm family...
Fifteen Years Later, Levees Still Not Up to Snuff
Fifteen years after large swaths of the Upper Midwest were devastated by record setting floods, many of the regions levees are still not up to...
Now, More Than Ever, A Flood Program for All Agents
With the recent flooding in the Midwest, now is a good time to review your agency's flood insurance strategy. PIA members have three options when...
PIA National Statement Regarding Wind/Flood Proposal by Nationwide Insurance
All ideas should be considered, even if in their complete presented form may raise concerns. The best solutions will come from bits and pieces...
Many Iowans Lack Insurance to Pay For Flood Damage
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) has estimated that 27,000 claims for damage from tornadoes and floods that have struck Iowa since May 25 caused $235...
NFIP Authorization Set to Expire On September 30
As Congress returns for what is expected to be a shortened pre-election session, one item still on the agenda is reauthorization of the National Flood...
Potential Impact of Fannie/Freddie Action On Flood Insurance
Following Hurricane Katrina, it came to light that many lenders have not required borrowers to secure proper flood coverage on their mortgaged properties, or...
House Passes Seven-Month NFIP Extension
On Tuesday September 23, the House of Representatives passed a seven-month extension (H.R. 6965) in authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program. The ...
Congress Extends National Flood Insurance Program Until March
The Senate approved legislation Saturday that includes a provision extending the authorization for the current National Flood Insurance Program until March 6, ...
NFIP Has Major Push for Flood Insurance
Edward Connor, acting federal insurance administrator for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), on Oct. 7 issued an open letter asking for assistance in ...
PIA Legislative Roundup: Feds Must Reform NFIP
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) had been making progress on ...
Grassroots Alert: PIA Urges Congress to Renew NFIP Without Delay
Congress needs to act now to renew or extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to avoid a lapse in coverage for millions of homeowners....
MS Congressman Renews Bill to Add Wind to NFIP
Mississippi Congressman Gene Taylor (D) has reintroduced a bill to allow federal flood insurance policyholders the option of adding coverage for wind damage. ...
NFIP Gets Reprieve Through March 11
The U.S. Senate passed a five-day extension to the National Flood Insurance Program on Friday afternoon March 6. The House passed an extension earlier in...
Its National Flood Safety Awareness Week
Most Americans ignore the risks of flooding, assuming they aren't in a flood zone. The reality is, floods are America's #1 natural disaster and can...
Taxpayer, Green Groups Oppose Adding Wind to Flood Insurance
Politics sometimes makes for strange bedfellows. Such is the case with long-term reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Environmental groups ...
Spring Flooding
Disasters disrupt the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year. As we approach a new season of spring flooding now is an excellent...
Is Your Business Insured for Flood Loss?
About 25 percent of national flood insurance claims in recent years came from places not considered at high risk for flooding. That is why businesses,...
FEMA Nominee Opposes Adding Wind Coverage to NFIP
The man nominated by President Obama to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), is ...
Obama Opposes Adding Windstorm Coverage to NFIP
The Obama Administration has told Congress that it "strongly opposes" including windstorm coverage in insurance policies offered by the National Flood ...
NFIP Extension Bill Introduced in Congress, PIA Supports H.R. 3139
Legislation that would temporarily extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until March 31, 2010, was introduced in Congress on July 9. House ...
PIA Applauds House Passage of H.R. 3139 Extending National Flood Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2009 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) today applauded passage of a six-month extension of the ...
House Votes to Extend Flood Insurance Program For Six Months
On July 29, the House approved legislation that would extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for six months, through March 31, 2010. The ...
Flood Insurance Outreach Materials Now Available in Spanish
The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) FloodSmart Campaign has developed a new Spanish Library to assist your efforts to better communicate the ...