Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program For 5 Years

We’ve blogged before on the failure of Congress to extend authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program for a period of time that is meaningful.  Over the past year the program has been suspended by lack of action several times, each with only brief extensions.  Legislation has finally passed authorizing National Flood for another 5 years. 

Taxpayers and policymakers can argue whether it’s good for the government to subsidize coastal property development by providing insurance that the private market won’t offer, but we feel strongly that if there is a program, it should be stable and predictable.  State Farm dropped out of participating altogether a few months ago, since the start – stop nature of the government backing made participation difficult.  This is truly a good step toward providing predictability in this market.

For timely and economical solutions for your needs, look to Gordon Insurance for home insurance, and investment property insurance and business insurance all along the coast.

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About Geoff Gordon
Geoffrey Gordon, CFP(r), CIC, CRM joined the agency in 1982, after working in sales for a national carrier and then for a Massachusetts life insurance agency. Geoff earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM) certification in 1985, his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1994, and completed his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation in 2004. Geoff has been president and owner of the agency since 1987, and devotes most of his time to assisting new and existing commercial accounts in reducing the cost of risk. As a small business owner facing many of the same challenges most of our commercial clients face, Geoff appreciates and understands how managing risk can deliver bottom line results.

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