Flood insurance bill is now a law with Obama’s signature

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The President has now signed the long awaited and fought for legislation to help to keep coverage affordable. President Barack Obama officially added his signature to the hard fought legislation, turning the flood insurance bill into a law and making certain that the increases in premiums would not rise by any more than 18 percent per year. This was not legislation that came about easily or without considerable controversy. Senator Mary Landrieu (D – Louisiana), was among the bill’s most vocal and adamant supporters. She received a call early in…

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Flood insurance bill is now in the President’s hands

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After having cleared Congress last Thursday, Obama is now set to sign this bill to provide relief to homeowners. President Barack Obama now has the flood insurance bill in front of him, waiting to be signed, in order to provide homeowners within higher risk neighborhoods with some relief from what could have been massive increases to their coverage premiums. This legislation, when signed, will reverse a large portion of the 2012 NFIP overhaul. The changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) had considerable support at the time that the…

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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 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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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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UK flood insurance could cost insurers at least £500 billion

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This expense could rapidly double if the disastrous weather conditions keep up in the country. The latest data from a Deloitte LLP partner is showing that the storms and flooding that are pounding on the country – one after the next – could cost the home, auto, and UK flood insurance industry a minimum of £500 million. That is only considered to be a starting point as the cost could end up being much higher. This amount, which is about $822 million, could double, according to the partner, James Rakow,…

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