Florida may soon be home to a private flood insurance market

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Legislation aims to make flood protection a private market rather than something handled by the federal government Homeowners in Florida are facing rising flood insurance rates that could threaten their financial stability, but state lawmakers may be able to provide some relief through new legislation. The legislation would create a competitive, private insurance market throughout the state. This would take flood insurance out of the jurisdiction of the federal government, allowing private insurers in Florida to provide this coverage to homeowners. State lawmakers believe that this will be beneficial to…

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Flood insurance rates may see turmoil throughout the US in coming months

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Insurance rates may soon become chaotic due to changing flood maps and new legislation Flood insurance rates are expected to begin fluctuating throughout the U.S. this year. Reforms are taking hold of the National Flood Insurance Program due to new legislation. The provisions of this legislation are delaying significant increases in insurance premiums for the time being, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the federal insurance program, continues to make revisions to flood maps that are having a dramatic impact on the cost of insurance protection. Arizona…

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Flood insurance is making a large political splash

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As the Louisiana Senate race heats up, the premiums being paid by homeowners have become a hot topic. It’s no mystery that flood insurance premiums have been a serious challenge for homeowners in Louisiana, and now the subject has found its place, front and center, in the state’s Senate race. The subject was brought up right at the very start by Senator Mary Landrieu (D), who has continued this push. Senator Landrieu has taken her place at the head of the charge in the effort to hold back the considerable…

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Flood insurance premiums may lead to partial law repeal

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FEMA’s program regulations will be subject to a vote in the house as early as this week. The 2012 law that reformed the National Flood Insurance Program, which is suffering from an overwhelming amount of debt that has no end in sight, will be facing a vote as early as this week, which could partially repeal the regulations that have been put in to place – and more that would have been on their way. The law was designed to make it so that individuals living in higher risk areas…

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Flood insurance rate increases front and center in Scott and Obama talks

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The governor had the opportunity to speak to the White House this week in a meeting with the President. Governor Rick Scott or Florida has been making a tremendous effort to try to put the spotlight on the issue of the increases in flood insurance rates which have impacted many states, among which his own has been one of those hit the hardest. He finally received an ideal chance to address this topic with the President, this week, at the White House. As a result of a law passed in…

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West Virginia seeks to open flood insurance to the private market

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States begin taking matters into their own hands when it comes to flood protection As U.S. federal lawmakers continue to work to find a solution to the problems facing the National Flood Insurance Program, states are beginning to take steps to address these issues on their own. Typically, homeowners can only find the flood protection they need through the federal program. The program, however, is crippled by debt that has made it nearly impossible for the program to provide coverage adequately. Because federal lawmakers have been slow to resolve the…

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US lawmakers may be ready to fix flood insurance

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Federal insurance program continues to struggled beneath massive debt The U.S. Congress may be ready to finally find a solution to the problems that have crippled the National Flood Insurance Program. The program has been the only place that homeowners could find flood protection for several years, but the program itself has struggled under financial strain for nearly as long as it has existed. After being hit by several powerful natural disasters, the insurance program is currently more than $27 billion in debt, which has affected its ability to pay…

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