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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. ...
FEMA Stretched Thin at Start of Hurricane Season
Reservists at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) account for about half of the agency’s disaster-response personnel. They are dispatched as needed ...
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 ...
PIA, Industry Colleagues Advocate for NFIP
PIA has signed on to a letter to House and Senate leaders whose committees have purview over legislation relating to the National Flood Insurance Program, ...
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!”...?
Senate Votes to Delay Flood Rate Hikes Four Years; Fate in House Uncertain
On January 30, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would effectively delay for up to four years flood-insurance rate hikes imposed by the Biggert-Waters ...
PIA Issues Action Alert on NFIP Reauthorization
The National Flood Insurance Program has a new expiration date of December 8, 2017. Congress is working on legislation to reauthorize the program beyond that ...
PA Commissioner on Benefits of Private Flood
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller told a statewide gathering of affordable housing advocates private market flood insurance is an increasingly ...
NFIP Calls for Award Nominations
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has established an award to recognize individuals who have actively advanced the vision of the NFIP and the ...
NFIP Flood Zones and Requested Map Exceptions
Since 2006 there has been a growth industry in the number of private, fee-for-hire companies that offer large property owners the opportunity to have their ...
Report Finds No Incentives to Underpay Flood Claims
Results of a just-released investigation by Senate Banking Committee Republican staff downplays concerns that structural problems in the National Flood ...
PIA Top Priority Private Flood Bill Introduced
PIA National thanks Congressmen Dennis Ross (R-FL), Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) for introducing the Flood ...
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 ...
Federal Banking Regulators Issue Flood Insurance Rule
Private Flood Legislation Introduced in Congress
On June 25, the "Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act" was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) ...
Need a New Flood Insurance Carrier?
Changes in the flood insurance marketplace are continuing, offering new opportunities for you to serve your customers...
Never Let a White House Meeting Go to Waste
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner and National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) President Jim Donelon believes in never letting a meeting with the ...
Support Lacking for Quick Vote on Delay of Flood Rates
The leaders of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee are not wavering in their support of last year’s bipartisan legislation to strengthen the finances ...
House GOP to Unveil 5-year Flood Insurance Bill
House Republicans are preparing to release draft legislation that would extend the National Flood Insurance Program for five years past its scheduled Sept. 30, ...