Friday, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017. Louisiana. Flood Claims Process for Louisiana Following Tropical Storm Harvey

09/06/2017 06:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON DC — To support the ongoing disaster recovery in Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is temporarily enhancing the flood insurance claims process for insured survivors affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.
Due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, FEMA implemented temporary changes to rush recovery money into the hands of NFIP policyholders in Louisiana, for repair and replacement of flood-damaged properties. As of September 4, FEMA directed all NFIP private insurance partners to:
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September 8, 2017. Nat Flood Insurance Program Adjuster Claims Presentation


Special 2017 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation
In response to the flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey, FEMA has authorized a special NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation for adjusters who were not able to attend a regular 2017 presentation. (Please refer to WYO bulletin w-17032 for important new information for adjusters seeking to return to active status.)

Friday, September 8
Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria
2626 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056
Presentation: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM.
Dress is business casual.
Please Note: Materials will not be provided at the presentation. Links for downloading electronic copies will be included with your registration confirmation email.
Authorization & Renewal
Adjusters seeking to renew authorization must attend an NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation. Adjusters seeking to become authorized must attend an NFIP Presentation and apply for authorization with the NFIP Bureau and Statistical Agent, iService. NFIP standards and requirements for adjuster authorization may be found in the Adjuster Claims Manual at www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1584.
Please refer to WYO bulletin w-17032 for important new information for adjusters seeking to return to active status. For more information about adjuster authorization, please contact NFIP iService.

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September 2017 Flood Insurance Webinars. What you need to know.

Upcoming Flood Insurance Webinars for Agents
Presented by the National Flood Insurance Program
September 2017 - Register Now!
(Capacity is Limited)


Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents
Parts One and Two
Please register for both parts of this webinar.
Part One: September 13 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT - REGISTER
Part Two: September 14 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT - REGISTER
Insurance agent continuing education course approval and credits vary by state. CLICK HERE for information about your state. 
Can't attend these sessions? Watch for more opportunities soon.

TWO-PART KEY FUNDAMENTALS WEBINAR
This webinar is a two-part course on the National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.
It brings participants the latest information on reform legislation impacting the NFIP as it reviews the key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works. It also discusses many of the federal flood program’s general rules as well as some more advanced topics. For more information visit our Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance overview.
Attendees must complete both sessions in order to cover all topics required by the Flood Insurance Reform Act (FIRA) of 2004.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
To register, please use the links above. These webinars are FREE to attend, but spaces are limited so please register early.
Can't attend these sessions? NFIP Training conducts webinars on flood insurance topics regularly. Watch for more upcoming opportunities. If you are not a subscriber to NFIP agent training bulletins, please sign up here.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Insurance agent continuing education course approval and credits vary by state. Click Here for information about your state. Some states (e.g. California, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia) require that both parts of the course be successfully completed in the same offering to receive any credit hours.
Currently, there are no CE credits available in Puerto Rico or Guam.
Both parts of the course must be completed to meet the FIRA 2004 training requirement. Periodic learning checks will be conducted to measure attendee engagement. Learning checks must be completed by each registered attendee to earn CE credit. Only registered attendees are eligible to receive CE credits. No exam is required.
Questions? Contact Aaron Montanez at: producer@h2opartnersusa.com 

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