Saturday, October 13, 2018

FEMA Announces the Release of the New NFIP Flood Insurance Manual. October 2018

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October 2018
Subject:  FEMA Announces the Release of the New NFIP Flood Insurance Manual
Today, FEMA released a new, easy to use Flood Insurance Manual (FIM), which supersedes the previous FIM.  
FEMA designed the FIM with the insurance professional in mind. The newly redesigned manual aims to make flood insurance issues and NFIP processes more understandable.
There are three program changes announced in the new manual:
  • The expanded Newly Mapped rating eligibility (effective October 1, 2018), appears in the How to Write section.
  • FEMA added Cancellation Reason Code 26 to the How to Cancel section of the FIM to allow cancellation of an NFIP policy when a policyholder has obtained a duplicate policy from sources other than the NFIP.
  • Notification requirements of Preferred Risk Policy Eligibility for certain cancellation reasons appears in the appropriate cancellation reasons within the How to Cancel section of the FIM.
Our goal is to facilitate the understanding of our processes and product from the points of view of the agent, insurer, and policyholder in order to enhance reliability of service from insurance professionals to their policyholders.
This new edition of the FIM does not change flood insurance coverage or supersede the terms and conditions of the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP).
The FIM is a resource for insurance professionals as they work with FEMA to close the insurance gap. Thank you for your participation in the NFIP and for helping us to provide world class service to our policyholders.
Together we are making America more flood resilient and building a culture of preparedness.

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