Climate Conversations: Insurance

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to join a conversation about how to ensure the insurance industry can continue to support Americans amidst increasing climate hazards.

La Nina, Three Years in a Row

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a third year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific. La  Nina is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, and the opposite of El Nino, which features warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in that region

First in the Nation: Mayor Kawakami Signs Historic Sea-Level Rise Bill

In the quest to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change, Kauaʻi Mayor Derek Kawakami signed a historic bill on October 14, Bill No. 2879, that will regulate construction based on future sea-level rise projections. This unique measure is the result of dedicated collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Climate Resilience Collaborative and the Kauaʻi County Planning Department.

NFIP Authorization Has Been Extended until December 16, 2022

Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On Sept. 30, 2022, the president signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to Dec. 16, 2022. Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2022.

Are you prepared?

With Hurricane Ian looming upon Florida and the eastern seaboard, it's a good time to remember we are still in hurricane season until November 30th.  Check on your insurance policies.  What does home, hurricane and flood insurance cover?

Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Webinar 2.0

Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. This course brings participants the latest information on the NFIP, including instruction on the NFIP’s pricing methodology – Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action. Both parts of this webinar were newly filed for continuing education credits in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in September 2021. Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 also reviews the key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works.

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