Recent legislation restored grandfathered rates and repealed certain rate increases so refunds may be issued to some policyholders. The law also applied an annual surcharge for all policyholders in the amount of $25 per year for renters and owners of primary residences and $250 per year for owners of non-primary residences and non-residential buildings.
The agency is working closely with its Direct Servicing Agent (DSA) and Write Your Own (WYO) program participating insurance companies that sell and service federal flood insurance so eligible policyholders may receive refunds starting this fall. The agency has also issued guidance so most impacted policyholders won’t be required to pay rates higher than the law now requires during the time the rate tables are being developed. Insurance agents may find this guidance in the WYO Bulletins the agency issues to DSA and WYO companies.
For more information about receiving subsidized rates and reducing insurance costs, please access these informational videos and brochures:
- An Overview
- What Is a Subsidized Rate?
- Changes to the NFIP - What to Expect
- Homeowner's Guide to Elevation Certificates
- How April 2015 Program Changes Will Affect Flood Insurance Premiums
- How Recent Legislative Changes Affect Flood Insurance
- Map Changes and Flood Insurance: What Property Owners Need to Know
- The Newly Mapped Procedure Fact Sheet
- Reducing Insurance Costs
- Resources for Insurance Agents and Real Estate Agents
To find out more about who may be eligible for refunds, please review: