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This collection contains factsheets, Q & As, brochures, and videos pertaining to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012
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October 8, 2013
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  • Build Back Safer and Stronger - What You Need to Know

    If your home or business was damaged or destroyed by Sandy, you face major decisions about your property.  The brochure below contains considerations for the decisions you can make now to help provide a safer, stronger future for you and your family.

    If you would like to order this publication in a hardcopy format, download and use the NFIP Public Awareness Materials Order Form.

  • Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    This document is intended to provide readers with the impact of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as a result of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, specifically related to the implementation of Section 100205.

  • Rebuilding in a VE Zone

    This document is intended to provide information to property owners rebuilding in a VE Flood Zone, following Superstorm Sandy, and the benefits of building higher than the Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs).

  • Rebuilding in an AE Zone

    This document is intended to provide information to property owners rebuilding in an AE Flood Zone, following Superstorm Sandy, and the benefits of building higher than the Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs).

  • Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    This fact sheet, Who Will Be Impacted by Rate Increases under Section 205?, was written to assist the public to better understand the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

  • Questions about the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is a law passed by Congress and signed by the President in 2012 that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, while requiring significant program reform. This document provides answers about some of the significant changes to the program.
  • Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 Timeline

    The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is a law passed by Congress and signed by the President in 2012 that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, while requiring significant program reform. This document provides a timeline of significant changes to the program as well as who is affected by them, what will happen and why it is changing.
  • Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    A fact sheet indicating the number of Louisiana NFIP policyholders who will be impacted under Section 205 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

  • Homeowner's Guide to Elevation Certificates

    An Elevation Certificate is an important tool that documents your building’s elevation. This Fact Sheet provides valuable information for homeowners about elevation certificates and flood insurance.

  • Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    An overview of the changes to the Specific Rate Guidelines, with examples.

  • FAQs for Historic Structures and BW 12

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) associated with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW 12) and how it affects Historic Structures in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
  • BW-12 Quick Reference Guide

    A Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 quick reference guide for Subsidized Pre-FIRM Buildings in the Special Flood Hazard Area.
  • Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and the NFIP

    A brochure for homeowners about the removal of pre-FIRM subsidies.
  • Changes to Flood Insurance Rates

    Talking points for agents to explain flood insurance rate changes due to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
  • November 2013 Testimony on Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    On November 19, 2013, Administrator Fugate testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance about the implementation of the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
  • National Flood Insurance Program and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014

    Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014
  • Real Estate and Changing Flood Insurance Rates

    A fact sheet for Real Estate professionals explaining flood risk and flood insurance rate changes due to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
  • 11-19-2013_IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BIGGERT-WATERS FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM ACT OF 2012.pdf

    TESTIMONY IN FRONT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND INSURANCE AT THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES
  • National Flood Insurance Program - Getting It Right: Annual Premium Rate Increases

    To ensure policyholders receive the correct annual premium rate increase for their policy covering non-residential property beginning November 1, 2015, they or their agent must submit a completed NFIP Building Use Questionnaire, no less than 60 days prior to the expiration of their non-residential policy. The criteria used to distinguish a “non-residential business policy from an “other non-residential” policy are outlined below.