Congress Passes Another Two Week NFIP Extension

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May 31, 2019 1 minute read

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Christal Fleishman

Posted by Christal Fleishman

Congress has once again delayed the passing of a $19 billion federal disaster bill which would provide the official reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

The House of Representatives instead passed a two week extension of the NFIP to allow insurers to continue issuing federal flood policies. This extension will be effective until June 14, 2019. The decision to extend reauthorization comes just as the U.S. prepares for the summer hurricane season. 

In January, the NFIP was forced to halt writing and renewing policies when the government shut down due to a budgetary standoff in Congress. 

We aim to help our Agents understand the importance of the NFIP reauthorization, and encourage our Agents to consider marketing Private Flood insurance as a more stable option for clients.  

To learn more about our Private Flood product visit or call 1-800-548-4301 to speak with a knowledgeable underwriter that specializes in flood insurance. 

About New England Excess Exchange, Ltd. 

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