If the NFIP does temporarily expire, NO insurance companies and agents will be allowed to issue new flood policies, increase coverage on existing policies, nor renew existing policies. However, policies in effect as of the last day of the program are NOT affected.
If you’re in the middle of a home closing and need flood insurance, specific rules, based on timing, will determine whether flood insurance will be available. I’ll be glad to help you figure out how these specific rules apply to your situation.
Likewise, if you’ve already received your renewal notice for current flood insurance, and pay the renewal premium within the 30-day grace period, you’ll have coverage. However, renewal notices due to be processed and mailed out after September 30th won’t be sent out, IF the NFIP authority isn’t extended. Then, all bets are off until the program is funded again.
Hopefully, none of this will come to pass, and the U.S. Government will fund the program. But time is growing short. When action, or inaction occurs, I’ll let you know. Stay tuned…
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