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ASFPM 2014 Webinar Rates
1 hour
1.5 hour
2 hour
Non-Member$60$70$80
Individual ASFPM Members*
$30$40$50
Chapter / Corporate / Agency Members*
$45$55$65
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Upcoming ASFPM Webinars

Finding that Base Flood Elevation (BFE)! Tools and Techniques for Determining BFEs

Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) of 2014 (AKA Grimm-Waters 2014) Meets Biggert-Waters 2012: Impacts and Implications

Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) of 2014 (AKA Grimm-Waters 2014) Meets Biggert-Waters 2012: Impacts and Implications



Finding that Base Flood Elevation (BFE)! Tools and Techniques for Determining BFEs
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM (60 minutes)

Location:  Online
Time:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
 
SPONSOR
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:00PM - 1:00PM Central Time

DETAILS
Are you getting more questions about determining BFEs at a site, even in Approximate A-Zones? Are you working with flood development permits or FEMA Elevation Certificates? Do you need to create a limited detailed study but are unsure where to start? If you answer yes to any of these questions, this webinar can help.

Knowing the precise flood risk on a parcel level and to individual structures is more important than ever. Even with the new Grimm-Waters reforms, the Pre-FIRM subsidy will eventually be eliminated for all buildings. Identifying a BFE with confidence allows property owners and communities to know the flood risk on a site, determine actuarial flood insurance rates, and plan for possible flood mitigation actions. In some cases, the BFE is already available; in others it is not.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Identify and use free resources to determine BFEs
  • Understand the different simplified and detailed methods for determining BFEs
  • Determine how and when to apply different methods in various situations All registered participants will receive an electronic recording of this eLearning training opportunity, and will be given links to various free resources available to anyone working with BFEs.
Brian Varrella PE CFM, City of Fort Collins Floodplain Administrator and Chair of the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers, routinely helps surveyors, engineers, and property owners with this difficult issue. Brian’s approach is to use all available resources to determine BFEs primarily for use in preparing local permits and completing Elevation Certificates. Fort Collins, a CRS Class 4 community, has used these techniques successfully. Determining BFEs is not an impossible task and demand for providing this type of information is only going to increase!

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 Core CEC for CFMs
CFMs must actively participate in the entire event to receive CECs.

COST
$30 ASFPM Individual Members*
$45 ASFPM Chapters / Agencies / Corporate Partners*
$60 Non-Members
*Members must enter the event promo code at the time of registration to receive the preferred rate.

Payment by credit card or PayPal account only. All payments processed by PayPal.

REGISTRATION
ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Please click here to view our webinar policies. Register early - seating is limited and our webinars usually sell out before the event date!

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https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/42590532054158
80449
Attached File:  Find_BFE_Webinar_Promo.pdf

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Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) of 2014 (AKA Grimm-Waters 2014) Meets Biggert-Waters 2012: Impacts and Implications
Friday, May 02, 2014 at 1:00 PM (60 minutes)

Location:  Online
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
 
SPONSOR
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
Friday, May 2, 2014
1:00PM - 2:00PM Central Time

DETAILS
The NFIP has been reformed yet again. The Grimm-Waters legislation (GW-14, also known as the Homeowner Affordability Act of 2014), having passed the House and Senate in March has impacted reforms that were enacted under the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12). However, contrary to some reports stating that the new legislation rolls back most BW-12 reforms, GW-14 will largely change how those reforms get enacted, not eliminate them. In other words floodplain managers and the public will still need to understand and implement the reforms, and address the flood insurance affordability issues that remain.

GW-14 will affect every single NFIP policy holder and its reforms actually could result in higher total flood insurance costs for some property owners than under BW-12. Sadly, flood insurance affordability will continue to be an issue. There are several changes also related to flood mapping as well , from update processes, to outreach, to information on the maps themselves. Of course there are many unanswered questions and until FEMA officially analyzes and implements the new law, some of these will remain unanswered. This webinar reflects the analysis by ASFPM of the new law and its implications for communities and policy holders.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Be better prepared for the inevitable questions from policy- and non-policyholders on implementation of both bills including flood insurance rate changes and possible premium refunds.
  • Gain a broad understanding on how both BW-12 and GW-14 impact the various elements of the NFIP: Insurance, Flood Mapping, Mitigation, and Floodplain management.
  • Understand strategies and actions states and communities can take to reduce flood insurance premiums and address flood insurance affordability.

All registered participants will receive an electronic recording of this eLearning training opportunity!

Bruce A. Bender, CFM
Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

Bruce A. Bender specializes in outreach and risk communication services. He currently is consulting nationally on FEMA’s FloodSmart marketing campaign. He also consults on FEMA’s Risk MAP effort, as well as more locally with counties and communities in helping them develop and implement successful outreach and risk communications plans. In addition, Bruce has participated in FEMA-funded studies with such research facilities as RAND Corporation, provided training and facilitation services to a wide array of clients, and has been an expert witness in court cases related to flood and excess flood insurance. Prior to consulting, Bruce worked in the insurance industry for close to 15 years, including managing one of the largest WYO flood insurance programs. Bruce has been active in several flood-related committees and associations and is the current Co-Chair of the ASFPM Insurance Committee. He has a B.S. in Geology from The College of William and Mary……and a flood insurance policy!

Chad Berginnis, CFM
ASFPM Executive Director

Mr. Berginnis became Executive Director of ASFPM in July of 2012, after joining the Association staff as Associate Director in 2011. Since 2000, he served the Association as Insurance Committee Chair, Mitigation Policy Committees' Coordinator, Vice Chair, and Chair. He has a Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land use planning at the state, local and private sector level. As a state official, Mr. Berginnis worked in the Ohio Floodplain Management Program and was Ohio's State Hazard Mitigation Officer. As a local official, Mr. Berginnis administered planning, economic development and floodplain management programs in Perry County, Ohio. In the private Sector, Mr. Berginnis was the national Practice Leader in hazard mitigation for Michael Baker Jr. Inc..

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 Core CEC for CFMs
CFMs must actively participate in the entire event to receive CECs.

COST
$30 ASFPM Individual Members*
$45 ASFPM Chapters / Agencies / Corporate Partners*
$60 Non-Members
*Members must enter the event promo code at the time of registration to receive the preferred rate.

Payment by credit card or PayPal account only. All payments processed by PayPal.

REGISTRATION
ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Please click here to view our webinar policies. Register early - seating is limited and our webinars usually sell out before the event date!

Not sure if the webinar software will run on your computer?
Click here to review system requirements for GoToTraining.

Click here to register online.


https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/57941495589818
24513
Attached File:  GW-14_BW-12_5.2.14_Webinar_Promo.pdf

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Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) of 2014 (AKA Grimm-Waters 2014) Meets Biggert-Waters 2012: Impacts and Implications
Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM (60 minutes)

Location:  Online
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
 
SPONSOR
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
Thursday, June 26, 2014
1:00PM - 2:00PM Central Time

DETAILS
The NFIP has been reformed yet again. The Grimm-Waters legislation (GW-14, also known as the Homeowner Affordability Act of 2014), having passed the House and Senate in March has impacted reforms that were enacted under the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12). However, contrary to some reports stating that the new legislation rolls back most BW-12 reforms, GW-14 will largely change how those reforms get enacted, not eliminate them. In other words floodplain managers and the public will still need to understand and implement the reforms, and address the flood insurance affordability issues that remain.

GW-14 will affect every single NFIP policy holder and its reforms actually could result in higher total flood insurance costs for some property owners than under BW-12. Sadly, flood insurance affordability will continue to be an issue. There are several changes also related to flood mapping as well , from update processes, to outreach, to information on the maps themselves. Of course there are many unanswered questions and until FEMA officially analyzes and implements the new law, some of these will remain unanswered. This webinar reflects the analysis by ASFPM of the new law and its implications for communities and policy holders.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Be better prepared for the inevitable questions from policy- and non-policyholders on implementation of both bills including flood insurance rate changes and possible premium refunds.
  • Gain a broad understanding on how both BW-12 and GW-14 impact the various elements of the NFIP: Insurance, Flood Mapping, Mitigation, and Floodplain management.
  • Understand strategies and actions states and communities can take to reduce flood insurance premiums and address flood insurance affordability.

All registered participants will receive an electronic recording of this eLearning training opportunity!

Bruce A. Bender, CFM
Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

Bruce A. Bender specializes in outreach and risk communication services. He currently is consulting nationally on FEMA’s FloodSmart marketing campaign. He also consults on FEMA’s Risk MAP effort, as well as more locally with counties and communities in helping them develop and implement successful outreach and risk communications plans. In addition, Bruce has participated in FEMA-funded studies with such research facilities as RAND Corporation, provided training and facilitation services to a wide array of clients, and has been an expert witness in court cases related to flood and excess flood insurance. Prior to consulting, Bruce worked in the insurance industry for close to 15 years, including managing one of the largest WYO flood insurance programs. Bruce has been active in several flood-related committees and associations and is the current Co-Chair of the ASFPM Insurance Committee. He has a B.S. in Geology from The College of William and Mary……and a flood insurance policy!

Chad Berginnis, CFM
ASFPM Executive Director

Mr. Berginnis became Executive Director of ASFPM in July of 2012, after joining the Association staff as Associate Director in 2011. Since 2000, he served the Association as Insurance Committee Chair, Mitigation Policy Committees' Coordinator, Vice Chair, and Chair. He has a Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land use planning at the state, local and private sector level. As a state official, Mr. Berginnis worked in the Ohio Floodplain Management Program and was Ohio's State Hazard Mitigation Officer. As a local official, Mr. Berginnis administered planning, economic development and floodplain management programs in Perry County, Ohio. In the private Sector, Mr. Berginnis was the national Practice Leader in hazard mitigation for Michael Baker Jr. Inc..

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1 Core CEC for CFMs
CFMs must actively participate in the entire event to receive CECs.

COST
$30 ASFPM Individual Members*
$45 ASFPM Chapters / Agencies / Corporate Partners*
$60 Non-Members
*Members must enter the event promo code at the time of registration to receive the preferred rate.

Payment by credit card or PayPal account only. All payments processed by PayPal.

REGISTRATION
ASFPM webinars allow for individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Please click here to view our webinar policies. Register early - seating is limited and our webinars usually sell out before the event date!

Not sure if the webinar software will run on your computer?
Click here to review system requirements for GoToTraining.

Click here to register online.


https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/35750492211067
54561
Attached File:  GW-14_BW-12_6.26.14_Webinar_Promo.pdf

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