Webinar: Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in NFIP News, Uncategorized

Join a free webinar on January 20th, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST to explore a new report on the affordability of National Flood Insurance Program premiums from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report is the second in a two-part series that offers advice to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as it investigates the affordability of flood insurance premiums that accurately reflect flood risks, and explores options for making premiums more affordable for those who have limited ability to pay.

The first report, released in March 2015, described concepts of affordability, assistance program design decisions, and policy options that could reduce the cost of flood insurance. This follow-on study draws on lessons learned from a proof-of-concept analysis to describe an analytical approach FEMA might use to evaluate affordability policy options.

Participants in the webinar will learn about the studies and take part in a Q&A session with the chair of the report’s authoring committee, Leonard Shabman of Resources for the Future, and committee members Allen Schirm of Mathematica Policy Research and Carolyn Kousky of Resources for the Future. Space is limited, so please register today. Visit the event website for more information.