Tag Archives: Flood

If Last Year’s Hurricane Season Could Predict the Future

As this hurricane season approaches, we’re focused on helping agents across the country address these three questions: What should you expect this season in terms of the storm climate? What can you tell policyholders and prospects about last year’s hurricane … Continue reading

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Tropical Weather System Floods South Texas

Last week the entire Texas coastline has been drenched with heavy rains resulting in flooding in many areas with several Texas cities reporting rainfall totals in excess of 12 inches. According to a release issued by the Insurance Council of … Continue reading

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Time to Remind Clients About Flood Insurance

Last year, insurance agents and property owners impacted by Hurricane Harvey learned about floods and flood insurance the hard way. Will it be your community’s turn this year? It’s a good time to remind your customers about flood insurance. View … Continue reading

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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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