Changes Ahead- Risk Rating 2.0

Risk Rating 2.0 – New Initiative May Increase Flood Premiums and Decrease Property Values

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) announced Risk Rating 2.0, a new effort designed to improve how the NFIP determines flood risk and flood insurance premiums. It purports to leverage industry best practices and technology; however, by most accounts, Risk Rating 2.0 will increase premiums and decrease […]

NFIP Reauthorization Watch

NFIP Reauthorization Watch – Notes from a Congressional Hearing

The countdown is on, yet again, for NFIP Reauthorization, the renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program set to expire May 31, 2019. Both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate must pass legislation to continue the federal program and will consider changes, improvements, short-term or long-term renewal.  Last month’s U.S. House Committee on […]