The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council recently (8/22/19) updated their Flood Exam manual to reflect the new requirements for mandatory acceptance of private flood insurance. The updated procedures reflect the February 2019 final interagency rule that addresses the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. These procedures incorporate new sections that discuss the following aspects of the final private flood insurance rule:
mandatory acceptance of a private insurance policy to satisfy the flood insurance purchase requirement if the policy meets the statutory and regulatory definition of “private flood insurance;”
discretionary acceptance of a flood insurance policy issued by a private insurer, even if the policy does not meet the statutory and regulatory definition of “private flood insurance;” and
discretionary acceptance of a plan issued by a mutual aid society in satisfaction of the flood insurance purchase requirement, if certain criteria are met.
Mandatory acceptance of private flood insurance was mandatory in July of 2019. If your organization is looking for more information on this now required rule, be sure to look at our premium class on private flood insurance in our store here.
The Federal Reserve’s version of the updated exam procedures can be found here.