FEMA Resumes Selling Flood Insurance Policies During Appropriations Lapse

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Release date: 
December 28, 2018
Release Number: 
HQ-18-180

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it will resume the sale of new insurance policies and the renewal of expiring policies. This rescinds initial guidance issued on December 26, 2018, to industry partners to suspend sales operations as a result of the current lapse in annual appropriations.

 

As of this evening, all NFIP insurers have been directed to resume normal operations immediately and advised that the program will be considered operational since December 21, 2018 without interruption.

 

On Friday, December 21, 2018, Congress reauthorized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until May 31, 2019.

 

 

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Last Updated: 
December 28, 2018 - 18:51