THE NFIP HAS LAPSED

The National Flood Insurance Program has lapsed.  This mean that until the government shutdown is over:   No new flood insurance policies can be purchased No new renewal bills can be issued If you have a policy in place, you will see no changes and claims will be paid as usual   Refer to our […]

UPDATE: NFIP Extended 4 weeks

NFIP EXTENDED FOR 4 WEEKS On Friday, Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program for 4 weeks until January 19th, 2018. Like before, this relieves the urgency of a program lapse, and we still urge you to be vigilant. Pay premiums on time and purchase flood insurance sooner rather than later. There is word that […]

AGAIN: Flood Program Expires Friday

NFIP SET TO EXPIRE FRIDAY As of the writing of this message, Congress has not yet extended the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at midnight on Friday, December 22nd.  This will continue to be an issue as Congress intends to only pass short term extensions for the foreseeable future. Last week, FEMA issued guidance for insurance companies on […]

FLOOD LEGISLATION PASSES HOUSE

On Tuesday of this past week, the US House passed the “21st Century Flood Reform” revised bill with a 237-189 vote.  This bill had several compromises compared to the original bill text from June.  Items that were removed from the original bill include the prohibition on flood insurance for new construction in the flood zone and The prohibition […]

NEGOTIATIONS LEAD TO NEW FLOOD BILL

In the past several months, we have been updating you on the progress Congress is making about the upcoming expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program on December 8th 2017.   In the US House, an agreement has been reached between House Leadership and Chairman of house financial services Representative Hensarling to move the US House […]

Summary of legislative activity for September

In September, Congress voted to extend the expiration of the NFIP to December 8th, 2017.  The MCCC was in Washington, DC lobbying for the extension to continue to September 30th, 2018 to ensure a comprehensive reauthorization.   Last week was extremely active for flood insurance in the United States Congress.   Several weeks ago, the […]

NFIP Extended Until December 8th

NFIP Extended Until December 8th A short-term extension of the NFIP was tucked into an agreement to provide billions in disaster aid for Hurricane Harvey, raise the debt ceiling and keep the government from shutting down. The Senate passed the package Thursday by an 80-17 vote, The House passed it on Friday.   The package will extend the reauthorization […]

NFIP Legislative Update- Coalition Meets With Legislative Staff

MCCC Meets With Legislative Staff on 2017 NFIP Reform The Marshfield Citizen Coastal Coalition had a very constructive meeting last week with reps from Senator Warren’s office, Congressman Keating’s office, Congressman Lynch’s office, State Rep Jim Cantwell, and South Shore Chamber of Commerce members Geoff Gordon of Gordon Atlantic Insurance and Stephen Marcus of Marcus, Errico, Emmer & […]

URGENT Legislative Update

Press Release For Immediate Release 6/12/2017 Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition Urges Congress Not to Adopt Flood Legislation as Written The Bill “National Flood Insurance Program Policyholder Protection and Information Act of 2017” is not good for the NFIP or policy holders as a whole   The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30th, 2017.  […]