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A place to have your flood insurance questions answered Have a question about flood insurance or your flood policy? You’ve come to the right place. The MCC knows the value of understanding flood insurance. Over the years, we have fielded thousands of inquiries about flood insurance and have come to realize there is no single […] You must be a member to view this content. Becoming a member is FREE! Go to our “Become a Member” page to join now by clicking HERE Username or E-mail Password Remember Me Forgot Password
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Sue’s Flood Real Estate Tips: Get a grant? Might need a loan.
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FEMA’s new rating system not as scary as it seems
Recently, news broke about the roll out of Risk Rating 2.0, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s redesign of National Flood Insurance Program and how it will determine rates for flood insurance. The Massachusetts Coastal Coalition has followed Risk Rating 2.0 since the beginning of its development. After years of raising red flags and alerting policyholders of possible impending doom, the MCC was able to participate in a debrief of the new rating system, ask questions, and give input recently at the National Flood Association’s annual conference. FEMA was forthright about Risk Rating 2.0 and where its release and design stand. Rates will be released to the public in April 2020, with implementation on single family homes nationwide on October 1, 2020. While much still needs to be clarified and examined, there is growing confidence that the effort to redesign the NFIP is moving in a positive direction. So, if you’re not familiar, what is Risk Rating 2.0? It might be easier to discuss what Risk Rating 2.0 is not. It is not a Biggert-Waters 2.0. With new technology, rates will be modeled in advance in order to prevent the severe rating consequences we saw in 2012. It is not being […]
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Presented by the office of Congressman Seth Moulton, ISO’s regional CRS specialist, FEMA regional CRS Specialist, State NFIP Coordinator, and other CRS specialists. The goal of the CRS Symposium is to have North Shore communities become familiar with and enter the CRS program. AGENDA OPENING: Joe Rossi, Massachusetts Coastal Coalition- 15 minutes (with questions) An overview of the day, what CRS is, a review of material, and questions to focus the day. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Representative Moulton’s Office- 15 minutes (with questions) An update of the NFIP, CRS and other important items from a legislative perspective. STATE PERPECTIVE AND INSURNACE: Joy Duperault- 30 minutes Joy, Director, Flood Hazard Management Program and State NFIP Coordinator & Deputy Hazard Mitigation Officer, outlines the value of CRS beyond premium discounts, and impacts on flood policies within your community. CRS CAV: Molly Kaput- 60 minutes Molly, Natural Hazards Specialist, FEMA Region I, reviews the process of the Community Assistance Visit (CAV), which is one of the first steps (and required step) to enter the CRS program. OVERALL CRS PROCESS: Eugene Kohls- 60 minutes Eugene, the New England ISO/CRS Specialist, will review CRS prerequisites, application process, review the important sections of the coordinators manual (specifically for […]
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