Washington, DC -- Federal Insurance Administrator Jo Ann Howard praised North Carolina's decision to waive continuing education credit fees for insurance agents who take National Flood Insurance Program seminars to increase their flood insurance expertise.
Howard's remarks are available from the FEMA Radio's online audio service.
The text of her statement follows:
I want to applaud North Carolina's Insurance Commissioner, Jim Long, for waiving the fees charged for continuing education credits for insurance agents who take our seminars to boost their knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Last December after Hurricane Floyd, North Carolina decided not to charge fees on a trial basis for several such producers' workshops that show agents how to write flood insurance. By doing so, these flood insurance seminars attracted several times the usual number of agents. The Insurance Commissioner's decision to make this fee waiver permanent means North Carolina property owners will get better customer service from their flood insurance agents. Thanks you, North Carolina and Commissioner Jim Long for being Flood Alert.