Commissioner Causey sets up 2021 WebEx flood insurance conferences

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will again offer flood conferences across North Carolina to provide vital information regarding the need for flood insurance.

The 2021 conferences will be similar to ones offered in 2020 through WebEx and will, again, be free of charge to insurance agents and adjusters, along with real-estate agents, engineers, architects and the public.

Hurricane season runs June 1 to Nov. 30. Typically, during this period, at least one major storm forms with the potential to impact our state. The flooding from Hurricanes Florence and Dorian devastated thousands of residents who didn’t have flood insurance because they relied on their homeowners’ policy, which does not cover damage from rising water. Flood insurance is needed to cover damage from rising water. Such insurance is available from the Federal National Flood Insurance Program.

North Carolina residents now have greater flood coverage options than ever before. Commissioner Causey approved a statewide private flood insurance program separate from the NFIP that participating companies can now offer to residents living anywhere in the state. Commissioner Causey is encouraging insurance companies to offer this private flood coverage.

Commissioner Causey hopes to eventually see all North Carolinians protected in the event of a flood or mudslide.

To ensure that residents are adequately covered for the 2021 hurricane season and insurance and real estate agents as well as adjusters and engineers understand its importance, Commissioner Causey is offering free four hours of continuing education course credit for insurance and real estate agents, adjusters and engineers who attend the conference.  

The flood insurance conference will feature the expertise of Flood Insurance Specialist Charlotte Hicks, CPA, CIC, AAI, ARM, representatives from NCDPS- Emergency Management, and FEMA officials who will discuss the modernization of flood maps and other topics.

All conferences will be virtual and hosted through WebEx.

For a list of conference dates and to register, please click on the link below.

For more information, please contact Tracy Biehn at [email protected].

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