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Rising Flood Insurance Premiums Addressed in Legislation

October 29th, 2013 Comments off

Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Rick Judson commends the bi-partisan support from two Senators and two Representatives for advocating identical legislation providing relief from rising flood insurance premiums. Reps. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) support the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act which will fix some of the unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. The measure would prevent premium rate hikes from going into effect for four years, thereby giving the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) time to accurately determine flood risk and respond to challenges from those who can prove existing flood plain maps are inaccurate. As MHProNews has learned, Judson’s statement says, “These provisions in the insurance reform bill will prevent undue hardship on the recovering housing market, help current and future policyholders keep their premiums affordable, prevent home values from dropping, and make the National Flood Insurance Program more effective for years to come.”

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Govt. Flood Insurance Program in Jeopardy

May 25th, 2012 Comments off

If the House of Representatives fails to pass the 60-day extension for flood insurance that has already passed the Senate, the National Flood Insurance Program will not be able to issue new policies after May 31. The House did pass a 30-day extension of the bill earlier, but in gridlock fashion the House is weary of the Senate’s dictates on other legislation. NationalMortgageNews tells MHProNews.com the Senate measure included a provision that increases flood insurance premiums on vacation and second homes over a four-year period. It’s not certain the House will agree with that addition to the extension.

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