Lawmakers work to bring reform to the National Flood Insurance Program

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Lawmakers are fighting to change and improve NFIP Federal lawmakers are again attempting to introduce reforms to the country’s troubled National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Earlier this month, the House Financial Services Committee granted approval for the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act. The legislation has won support from several lawmakers and is designed to mitigate the cost of flood protection. The legislation will also ensure that those seeking a mortgage for their property are treated the same when purchasing flood policies from the private market as they are…

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Disasters place more attention on the National Flood Insurance Program

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Severe flooding has placed more focus on the federal flood insurance program Devastating floods in Missouri and Texas have highlighted, yet again, the problems that exist with the National Flood Insurance Program. In December, floods throughout the Midwest and Southwest caused several millions of dollars in property damage, as well as claiming more than 40 lives. The damage caused by these disasters has added to the financial strain that the National Flood Insurance Program is facing. The federal program is currently $23 billion in debt, with lawmakers failing to resolve…

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National Flood Insurance Program continues to struggle in the US

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Federal program is still trying to resolve claims that it received 10 years ago The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program is still struggling to recover from 10 year-old claims that have yet to be resolved. Despite efforts to assist the program in its recovery, the program continues to have trouble when it comes to providing consumers with flood insurance protection and handling claims in an appropriate fashion. Many of the program’s financial issues can be traced back to Hurricane Katrina, which had a major financial impact on the U.S. as…

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