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NFIP Advance Payments Are Available at Times 17389230-3134-4a60-bb57-90e011fcc7e7

10/04/2022


Anyone who has dealt with claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) knows that the claims process can, at times, seem to drag out. The customer must provide a proof of loss within 60 days of the loss else coverage may be denied. Debates over wind vs. flood often occur and many times the loss is part of a major catastrophe, which slows down the process.

The Office of Communications at the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) released a bulletin dealing with the ability of some policyholders to obtain an “advance” of funds on their flood insurance claim. The entirety of the bulletin is below.

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Citizens Provides Post-Hurricane Ian Information to Agents db05f611-eafd-4665-878c-7e036186698a

9/30/2022


Citizens issued a bulletin outlining the information to assist agents in response to Hurricane Ian. The bulletin will assist agents with FNOL, claim reports, and policyholder support.

In addition, Citizens will be hosting a post-Hurricane Ian webinar to provide additional details contained in the bulletin along with answering your questions. Please use the link in the bulletin to register provided below.

Please share this information with your team and encourage them to register for the webinar.

FAIA will continue to update agents with post-Hurricane Ian information. 

 

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Citizens' Binding Suspension Has Been Lifted 2fba6363-59ed-465c-be8f-84aa2776aa53

9/30/2022


Policy binding suspension as a result of Hurricane Ian has been lifted as of 5:00 a.m. ET, on September 30, 2022. All regular Citizens business operations have resumed. Contact the Customer Care Center at 888.685.1555 with any questions.

Appointed agents also can submit questions to Citizens by logging in to the Agents website and choosing the Contact Us link at the top of the website. Citizens should respond within three business days.

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The Office of Insurance Regulation Issues Emergency Order 300997-22-EO for Hurricane Ian fa9c4b66-81e0-45bb-a4c7-203c12cda0e4

9/28/2022


The OIR just issued an emergency order 300997-22-EO for Hurricane Ian. This order outlines guidance for extension of grace periods, limitations on cancellations and non-renewals, deemers, and limitations on “use and file” filings, along with other miscellaneous provisions.

Use the link above to read the order, as it provides timelines and types of policy forms impacted by Hurricane Ian. FAIA will update this blog and other communications as m...

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YAC Monthly Newsletter 06ffb016-26ea-41aa-a6b2-3f79b91fff47

9/28/2022


You heard it here first; YAC is getting a newsletter!

This newsletter connects you to all the happenings in the world of YAC. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide valuable information to you; give insight into how to do more with your membership; announce upcoming events; showcase blogs written by FAIA, YAC leadership, and little ol' me to keep you up to date with what is happening in our industry; and to highlight our members with member spotlights.

That's a lot, I know. The goal of the newsletter isn't to fill your inbox with irrelevant content. Instead, I want it to be something you look forward to receiving each month, with content ...

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