Innovative Flood Insurance Program Legislation Introduced In Congress


MortgagePros Applaud Bipartisan Effort To Help Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Two U.S. Representatives from Florida, Patrick E. Murphy and Carlos Curbelo, introduced a bill that would allow states to approve private insurers to compete with the government-dominated flood insurance market.  They believe competition will result in better policies and pricing. In addition, they feel innovations involved in that process will ultimately ensure all flood insurance programs are better, including the National Flood Insurance Program.

H.R. 2918, the Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2015 will expand upon last year’s Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, by providing relief for policies on non-primary residences and rental properties.   The sponsors believe the bill will guarantee that all non-primary residences and business properties receive the same rates provided to primary homes under HFIAA

A companion bill has also been reintroduced by U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) titled the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act which includes similar language.

NAMB, The Association of Mortgage Professionals has been closely working with Congress on these bills.  NAMB president, John Councilman, NAMB Government Affairs Chair, Valerie Saunders, and Florida Government Affairs Chair, Kimber White, all from Florida, stress the importance of bringing this relief.  “I am excited that we may finally be getting affordable flood insurance for everyone in the United States,” Councilman said. “We urge the Financial Services Committee and Congress to pass this legislation as quickly as possible to help American consumers and our economy.” he added.

A copy of H.R. 2918 can be found HERE

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