Monday, March 14, 2011

Republicans in Congress working on flood insurance

I write periodically about the imminent expiration/actual expiration/retroactive extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, or NFIP. NFIP is a program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") that issues standard flood insurance policies, mostly through private insurers. NFIP is created by statute, and was originally set to expire in October, 2008. Congress has issued several short-term extensions to it.

Even though there is now a whopping six months until NFIP expires again, this time round, according to this article in Insurance Journal, one side of the aisle is already working on the issue. The Republican draft of legislation will phase out subsidies (and therefore the entire program; the whole point of NFIP is to provide subsidies).

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