House Republicans pass flood insurance bill to overhaul NFIP

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Bipartisan opposition was overcome and the bill was passed to continue helping policyholders at risk of flooding. A controversial flood insurance bill has been passed in the House as Republicans overcame bipartisan opposition. This legislation will both reauthorize and overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The program is currently facing considerable strain following a highly active hurricane season. NFIP was forced to pay billions of dollars to policyholders this year after several hurricanes made landfall in the United States. The House passed the flood insurance bill in a vote…

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SmarterSafer coalition calls for U.S. flood insurance reform, facing December deadline

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Recent efforts to overhaul NFIP has reached a struggling point, but one business group wants to push ahead. The latest shot at American flood insurance reform has come across a serious obstacle in its attempts to move ahead. However, a business and environmental groups coalition has strengthened its call for an overhaul to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). They’re pushing for lawmakers to make much needed changes to the program before its December expiry. The flood insurance reforms need to be made before December 8, 2017 if they are…

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National Flood Insurance Program may be helping preparedness for the impact of climate change

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National Flood Insurance Program reform promotes preparedness Changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program earlier this year may help prepare the country for the risks it faces from powerful natural disasters in the future. It is no secret that the National Flood Insurance Program is having trouble, and has been struggling to overcome financial turmoil since 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. In June of this year, Congress approved an expansive overhaul of the program, which extended its lifespan for another five years and closed numerous loopholes that have led to the…

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