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FEMA EXTENDS GRACE PERIOD FOR FLOOD INSURANCE RENEWALS

On March 29, 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that due to COVID-19 pandemic it is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13, 2020 to June 15, 2020. To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a 30-day grace period to renew policies. However, due to the widespread economic disruption […]

FLOOD ISSUES RESOLVED – FOR NOW

Fortunately the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with some arm-twisting from the mortgage lending industry and Congress, has backed off on its position of not allowing the operations of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to resume during the government shut down. The change is retroactive to December 21, 2018, the date Congress provided last minute funding for the NFIP. With the NFIP funding crisis resolved until May 31, 2019, hopefully Congress can shift their […]

FLOOD INSURANCE ON HOLD

We reported on December 23rd that the President had signed legislation extending the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until May 31, 2019. The Congress and the President did their part,  but then the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ruled on December 27th that the NFIP cannot be renewed during the ongoing government shutdown. Now the industry is protesting FEMA’s ruling, saying that it conflicts with the will of Congress expressed in the bill signed into […]

FLOOD INSURANCE – THE LATEST

Just before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expired on December 21, 2018 Congress passed and the President signed a resolution continuing the NFIP until May 31, 2019. Prior articles on this topic: Flood Insurance – congress Continues to Play Games https://www.jackscomplianceresource.com/flood-insurance-congress-continues-to-play-games/ National Flood Insurance Program Still Hanging on a Thread https://www.jackscomplianceresource.com/flood-insurance-update/ Flood Insurance Update https://www.jackscomplianceresource.com/flood-insurance-update/

PROPOSED FEMA FLOOD REGULATIONS

On July 16, 2018 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposed revisions to its flood regulations. FEMA proposes to amend parts 59, 61, and 62 of 44 CFR. These parts contain regulations implementing the NFIP. In addition, FEMA proposes to amend Appendices A(1) – A(3) of part 61, containing the three forms of the SFIP: The Dwelling Policy Form, the General Property Form, and the Residential Condominium Building Association Form. FEMA proposes this rulemaking for […]