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NFIP Rating and the Community Rating System


Know Your Line: Be Flood Aware

Upcoming Changes to the NFIP – Recent Flood Insurance Legislation will Affect Subsidized Rates for Pre-FIRM Buildings

Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS)

States and Communities Work to Coordinate Building Codes and Floodplain Management Ordinances

Flood Insurance Manual:
October 1, 2012

FloodSmart Websites Offer New Resources for FloodSmart Partners and Agents

Disputing Flood Zones

Articles appearing on the e-Watermark website or from the Watermark newsletter that relate to flood insurance.

Tips for Lenders and Agents
Explains how coverage requirements can be met for residents in NFIP Emergency Program communities. (10/14/2008)

Recent NFIP Changes
Announces May 2008 rate and procedure changes. (8/6/2008)

Eligible or Ineligible for NFIP Coverage?
Defines building eligibility requirements for NFIP insurance. (2/5/2008)

Never Say Your Client Doesn't Need It
Failure to place coverage on buildings with flood risks can result in litigation. (09/01/2007)

On-line Training Can Earn Credit
More than 40 states offer CE credits for completing the NFIP's Basic Agent Tutorial. (08/01/2007)

Agency of the Year Award Winners
Three insurance agencies are recognized for NFIP successes. (07/01/2007)

May 2007 NFIP Rate Changes
NFIP premium increases vary by flood-risk zone. (05/01/2007)

Claims Handbook Newly Revised
More details are now included for facilitating the claims process. (04/01/2007)

Policyholders in Puerto Rico Get a Boost
PR assists nearly 12,000 policyholders in retaining their NFIP coverage. (04/01/2007)

Historic Maps Make Some Policies More Affordable
FEMA project provides NFIP stakeholders with more mapping options. (04/01/2007)

Specialized NFIP Training for Adjusters
Annual certification required for NFIP adjusters. (03/01/2007)

Contents Coverage a Big Potential Market
RAND Corporation report uncovers sales opportunity. (03/01/2007)

Connecting Consumers to Agents
FloodSmart improves prospects for flood insurance sales. (03/01/2007)

Agent Training May Earn CRS Credit
CRS promotes State flood insurance training requirements. (02/01/2007)

Recommend Flood Insurance to Every Client
How agents can protect their clients and themselves. (01/02/2007)

Reaching for 100-Percent Coverage
Despite the NFIP's unprecedented policy growth in the last 2 years (almost 12 percent), more than 50 percent of buildings at the highest risk for flooding remain unprotected by flood insurance. Learn how FloodSmart is working to meet FEMA's goal of 100-percent coverage in areas with high risk of flooding. (Watermark 2007, No. 1)

Improving the Appeals Process
More options when a claim is denied. (Watermark 2007, No. 1)

Ask the Experts: Home Buyers, Be Aware
Are your clients buying a house or undertaking a renovation? They'll need your help to understand the factors that determine their flood insurance premium. (Watermark 2006, No. 2)

Flood Insurance a la Carte
The NFIP's information systems are constantly being enhanced. Discover some of the new options available. (Watermark 2006, No. 2)

States Implement NFIP Training Requirements
State insurance departments are encouraging--and, in some cases, mandating--flood insurance training for agents to get and keep their licenses. (Watermark 2006, No. 2)

Agency of the Year Award Winners
Profiles the three insurance agencies recognized at the 2006 National Flood Conference for their successes. (Watermark 2006, No. 2)

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