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ASFPM Webinar

Private vs. Federal Flood Insurance: What to Know | What to Ask
Location:  Online
Time:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

Online - Webinar
April 12, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm Central Time

With the implementation of the 2012 and 2014 NFIP reform legislation, there has been an increase in the number of non-federal (“private”) flood programs. With that, there has been an increase in the number of questions from property owners, floodplain managers, lenders and others regarding these policies. Questions asked like: What do they cover? Are they always cheaper? Can they be used with grants? Do they offer ICC coverage? Will lenders accept them? Is the insurance provider going to be there after the next big storm? How will private flood insurance affect my community?

This presentation will provide an overview of the current private flood insurance marketplace, how these policies compare to the NFIP flood insurance policy, and questions that property owners and floodplain managers should ask about and limitations to be aware of. This will help floodplain managers and others be better prepared the next time when (not if!) they see a private flood insurance policy.

Understand key differences between private insurers and the National Flood Insurance Program.
Answer basic questions about the nature of private flood insurance policies and how they may impact your community.

Intended Audience: State and local floodplain managers, local planning and zoning officials, lenders, property managers, state grant program managers.

Bruce Bender, CFM, Senior Vice President of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., specializes in outreach and risk communication services. He consults on FEMA’s Risk MAP effort, as well as locally with counties and communities in developing and implementing community engagement and risk communications plans. He consulted on FEMA’s FloodSmart marketing campaign and has been part of several flood and private flood insurance studies. Prior to consulting, Bender worked in the insurance industry for close to 15 years, including managing one of the largest WYO flood insurance programs. He has been active in several flood-related committees and associations, and is the current co-chair of ASFPM’s Flood Insurance Committee. He has a B.S. in geology from College of William and Mary...and a flood insurance policy!

Registrants will receive access to a recording of the webinar, slides, and links to various free resources.

1 CEC for CFMs who participate in the entire webinar under their own name and email address. Group participation is not permitted.

$40* ASFPM Member Rate
$55* ASFPM Chapter/Agency/Corporate Partner Rate (members/staff- for individual registration)
$70 Non-Member Rate
* Promo code must be entered at registration (before payment is made) to receive the discounted rate.

Individual registration, payment, and attendance only. Click here to view our webinar policies. View our video tutorial on where to find & how to apply your promo code.


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Attached File:  Private_vs_Federal_Flood_Insurance_Promo_FLYER_April.pdf

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