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Contact Congress: Renew NFIP

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is scheduled to expire in two weeks, on July 31, unless the U.S. Congress acts to extend the program. Please take a moment to call your federal legislators (below) with the following message. You will likely speak … Continue reading

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David Maurstad Chats NFIP with Big “I”

Recently, the Big “I” sat down for a Facebook Live interview with David Maurstad, who now oversees the NFIP. Reauthorization of the NFIP is an important priority for the Big “I” and was a top issue at the association’s Legislative … 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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Top 7 Independent Agent Issues of 2017

In a recent issue of Independent Agent, IA editors and Big “I” leaders rounded up the year’s biggest stories for the independent agency system: Hurricanes wreak havoc on the U.S. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma alone caused $150-200 billion in damage to Texas and Florida, according … Continue reading

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NFIP Issues Clarification, Changes

FEMA recently issued two bulletins in regards to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you write flood insurance, please review them to stay in the know. UNDERWRITING CLARIFICATIONS Bulletin W-17062 addresses the fall-out from April 1, 2015 Program Changes, … Continue reading

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IIAT/FEMA Clarifies Misinformation Regarding NFIP Claims and FEMA Disaster Relief

IIAT has been in contact with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials to clarify incorrect information that is being spread about filing for FEMA disaster relief. There is a rumor that you are required to file a claim on your … 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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Big “I” Responds to USA Today Editorial: Don’t Privatize National Flood Insurance

Recently,  USA Today invited the Big“I” to submit the opposing view to an editorial from the paper critical of federal flood insurance, saying it should be privatized. You can read the response published by USA Today and  penned by Bob … 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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