National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) News

Trump Signs Stopgap Government Funding Measure with 1 Year Flood Insurance Renewal

President Donald Trump signed a funding measure that will keep the federal government running until Dec. 11. The continuing resolution (HR 8337), which the House passed last week 359 to 57, was approved by the Senate in a 84-10 vote …

NFIP’s Flood Losses Expected to Be ‘Significant’ from Hurricane Sally: AM Best

Hurricane Sally is not expected to cause a major insurance loss – compared to events such as the ongoing wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington, or Hurricane Laura, according to AM Best. As the storm was more of a flood …

Tracking Tool Spotlights Repetitive Flood Loss Homes Receiving U.S. Taxpayer Funds

Passaic County in New Jersey is not in the hurricane belt nor is it on the banks of a major river, and yet 810 properties there received $170 million of taxpayer money through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) since …

Neptune Flood Expands Coverage to Include All NFIP Classes

Neptune Flood, an AI-driven flood insurance company, has expanded its flood insurance products to now include all NFIP product types. Neptune, which has previously offered flood insurance for one to four family homes, and main street businesses, now offers a …

RMS Estimate: Insured Losses from Hurricane Hanna Won’t Exceed $400M

Catastrophe risk products and services company, Risk Management Solutions Inc. (RMS), has estimated that insurance losses in the U.S. from Hurricane Hanna will not exceed $400 million. This estimate represents insured losses associated with wind and storm surge, including losses …

Think Tank Urges Flood Insurance Program to Stop Enabling Building in High Risk Areas

The threat of sea-level rise should force policymakers to rethink policies that encourage development in flood-prone regions. One place to start is with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to the Washington, D.C. free market think tank R Street. …

Tropical Storm Imelda: Another Unique Weather Event

Tropical Storm Imelda landed on the Texas Gulf Coast on September 17, 2019. Over the three-day duration of the storm, 43 inches of rain saturated some locations, with nearly 30 inches falling over a 12-hour period. Some areas got hit …

FEMA Envisions High-Tech Flood Insurance Program Using Parametrics, Blockchain

Blockchain technology and parametric insurance should be included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s toolbox as it strives to close the nation’s flood insurance coverage gap, according to a draft report by an advisory committee that makes recommendations to the …

Trump Signs Month-Long Government Funding That Includes Flood Insurance Program

President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through Dec. 20 and avoid partial government shutdowns that otherwise would have begun on Friday. An administration official said Trump signed the …

FEMA Postpones Switch to New Risk-Based Flood Insurance Rating Until 2021

The federal government is delaying implementation of a major change to its pricing formula for federal flood insurance that bases rates on a more accurate assessment of the real flood threat for each home and reflects the cost of rebuilding …