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Fundamentals of Flood CE Classes Coming in May

Starting in May, IIAT will be offering a three-hour Fundamentals of Flood CE class. Last year’s record rainfall and subsequent devastating flooding is an urgent reminder that it’s always a good time to talk to your clients about flood insurance. … Continue reading

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Could Private Flood be a Smart Alternative to NFIP?

The NFIP was extended last week as part of broader government funding legislation.  The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were able to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 23. The funding measure includes a temporary … Continue reading

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IRMI Offers Free Property & Flood Resources for Texas Agents

To support Texas agents, IRMI is making some of its publications and flood resources available at no charge through September 30, 2017. These include IRMI’s Personal Risk Management & Insurance and Commercial Property Insurance publications. Use these instructions to access the … Continue reading

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100-Year Floods Not So Unlikely

Last year’s floods in Houston prove that 100-year floods don’t necessarily come only once every 100 years. In fact, as a recent article in Texas Monthly reveals, it is possible to have more than one 100-year flood in the same … Continue reading

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National Flood Insurance Program Changes Video Series – Online Now

The National Flood Insurance Program continues to undergo change. Some of the change is aimed at providing a better customer experience for policyholders while other changes continue the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the Homeowner Flood … Continue reading

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Is 2017 the Dawn of a ‘New World’ for Flood Insurance?

This article was originally published in Independent Agent magazine. Although flood insurance is in for a blissfully quiet April with few major NFIP changes, the program is set to expire in just six months. What’s next for flood insurance beyond the short-term … Continue reading

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How Will the October 2016 NFIP Changes Impact You and Your Customers?

The NFIP implemented changes to flood program effective October 1, 2016. The changes included: An eligibility extension for PRP to buildings that are in an A99 or AR zone on the effective date of the policy; Additional requirements for reinstatement of … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Caught Unprepared for National Preparedness Month

Disaster preparation comes in many forms—evacuation plans, disaster supply kits, pet plans and more. It is important that insurance checkups aren’t overlooked. Property owners often believe that homeowners insurance covers flooding. It doesn’t, which is why talking with them about … Continue reading

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TWIA Agent Bulletin: Flood Insurance Requirement Change

Recently, TWIA and the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) received important feedback about the flood insurance requirements from policyholders and the agent community. The feedback centered on the interpretation of TDI Rule 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §5.4904, that any … Continue reading

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Online Courses for Agents from the NFIP! Free & Available 24/7

The National Flood Insurance Program offers free online courses in basic and advanced flood insurance topics created especially for insurance agents. Learn the fundamentals or expand your knowledge, and help your clients be better prepared.* (*Did you know that all … Continue reading

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