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FEMA Files Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Requests for Major Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Nov. 12 seeking comments on its proposals to revise regulations that require FEMA to cooperate with state, local, and tribal emergency management agencies to review, update, and revise factors used by FEMA to determine individual assistance after a major disaster. (Posted: 11/16/2015 1:07:25 PM)

Public Policy Paper Explores ‘Best Practices’ for Regulating Insurance Premiums, Managing Natural Catastrophe Risk

NAMIC has released its most recent public policy paper, “Best Practices for Regulating Property Insurance Premiums and Managing Natural Catastrophe Risk in the United States,” exploring “best practices” regulating insurance premiums and managing natural catastrophe risk. (Posted: 11/16/2015 12:07:30 PM)

NAMIC Pushes for Increased Pre-Disaster Mitigation at NIST Community Resilience Panel Meeting

NAMIC pressed for increased federal investment in mitigation during a forum held last week by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (Posted: 11/16/2015 12:01:01 PM)

Public Policy Paper Explores ‘Best Practices’ for Regulating Insurance Premiums, Managing Natural Catastrophe Risk

Insurance regulators seeking to “protect consumers” after a natural disaster by suppressing the rate that homeowners insurers are allowed to charge end up doing more harm than good. (Posted: 11/16/2015 9:17:25 AM)

Release of Disaster Spending Garners Significant Press Coverage

An array of national print and TV outlets took notice of the NAMIC-led BuildStrong Coalition’s Oct. 19 release of a comprehensive disaster spending reform report. (Posted: 11/9/2015 9:00:03 AM)

NAMIC Participates in NIST Community Resilience Panel Meeting

NAMIC staff is participating in a discussion Nov. 9 hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology that will connect community and infrastructure-sector stakeholders in an effort to propose solutions for improving community resilience. (Posted: 11/9/2015 8:52:19 AM)

NIST Releases Disaster Planning Guide in Advance of Community Resilience Panel

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the “Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems” Oct. 29 in an effort to ensure communities across the nation are able to better withstand and recover from severe weather events. (Posted: 11/2/2015 11:55:40 AM)

House Committee Examines Federal Disaster Policy Following Release of BuildStrong Coalition Report

Days after the NAMIC-led BuildStrong Coalition released a comprehensive disaster spending reform report, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., chair of the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, led a hearing on Oct. 22 examining federal emergency preparedness and response to disasters. (Posted: 10/26/2015 11:18:57 AM)

Up-to-the-Minute Information, Regulatory Bulletins on Hurricane Patricia on NAMIC’s Disaster Resource Center

As Hurricane Patricia barrels toward Mexico and beyond into Texas and the Gulf region, NAMIC has updated its Disaster Resource Center. (Posted: 10/23/2015 1:42:25 PM)

NAMIC Hails New Report Calling for National Mitigation Investment Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 19 – The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies echoed the call for a better approach to federal disaster policy through the adoption of a National Mitigation Investment Strategy, in a report released today by the BuildStrong Coalition. (Posted: 10/19/2015 12:21:18 PM)

BuildStrong Coalition Releases Disaster Reform Report, House Committee to Examine Federal Disaster Policy (10/19/2015 11:43:18 AM)

NAMIC-Led BuildStrong Coalition to Release Disaster Spending Report Next Week (10/12/2015 1:09:08 PM)

FIO Releases Assessment of Natural Catastrophe Insurance (10/5/2015 10:17:36 AM)

NAMIC Urges Americans to Be Ready for Natural Disasters on National PrepareAthon Day (9/25/2015 3:53:15 PM)

NAMIC Says Mitigation Should be the Goal for Congress on Regulation, Natural Disasters (9/25/2015 3:26:41 PM)

NAMIC-Led BuildStrong Coalition to Release Disaster Spending Report (9/25/2015 10:02:43 AM)

House Passes Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2015 (9/21/2015 11:45:27 AM)

NAMIC Joins NIST Community Resilience Panel (9/21/2015 10:17:29 AM)

NAMIC Calls on President to Sign Windstorm Research Legislation (9/16/2015 4:28:54 PM)

House to Vote on National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2015 (9/14/2015 1:02:32 PM)

Donovan Introduces Legislation to Address NFIP Claims Process (9/14/2015 1:00:12 PM)

NAMIC to Host Webinar Sept. 10 in Advance of National Preparedness Day (9/8/2015 1:09:53 PM)

On 10th Anniversary of Katrina, NAMIC Calls for Reforms to U.S. Disaster Policy (8/31/2015 1:07:14 PM)

A Decade After Katrina, NAMIC Urges Congress to Learn Its Lesson, Promote Mitigation (8/28/2015 11:05:05 AM)

Ten Years After Katrina: Learning to Build for the Next Storm (8/28/2015 10:00:33 AM)

NAMIC Continues to Push for Stronger Building Codes, Change in Approach to Disasters (8/3/2015 9:24:20 AM)

NCOIL Report: Legislators Adopt TNC and “Storm Chaser” Models (7/22/2015 1:14:15 PM)

House Set to Vote on Small Business Disaster Loan legislation (7/13/2015 12:00:36 PM)

Key House Committee Holds Productive Discussion on Disaster Spending (6/22/2015 9:28:36 AM)

BuildStrong Coalition to Participate in Congressional Roundtable on Federal Disaster Assistance (6/15/2015 10:19:46 AM)

Natural Disaster Mitigation Roundtable Held in Philadelphia (6/1/2015 2:49:28 PM)

Natural Disaster Mitigation Efforts Remain in Spotlight With Hurricane Season Around the Corner (5/26/2015 1:29:59 PM)

NAMIC Hails Legislation to Support Stronger, More Resilient Construction (4/15/2015 4:21:29 PM)

NAMIC Urges Adoption of Disaster Policy Review in FEMA Reauthorization Bill (4/14/2015 1:30:54 PM)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to Mark-Up FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 (4/13/2015 2:15:13 PM)

Rep. Diaz-Balart to Introduce Safe Building Code Incentive Act (4/13/2015 2:03:54 PM)

House Transportation Committee Leaders Introduce FEMA Reform Legislation (3/23/2015 2:33:06 PM)

Subcommittee Kicks Off Congressional Roundtable Series on Natural Disasters (3/23/2015 1:41:28 PM)

NAMIC Welcomes Disaster Losses Assessment Provision in FEMA Reform Legislation (3/20/2015 2:45:24 PM)

BuildStrong Coalition Meeting to be Addressed by Committee Staff (2/9/2015 2:32:06 PM)

Obama Issues Executive Order to Establish a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (2/2/2015 2:30:28 PM)

Congressional Hearing Highlights the Need for Natural Disaster Mitigation, Further Study (2/2/2015 2:16:52 PM)

NAMIC Welcomes House Hearing on Mitigation, Encourages Further Discussion (1/27/2015 11:10:08 AM)

Mitigation Policy Push for 2015 Begins With House Committee Hearing (1/26/2015 2:58:22 PM)

NAMIC-Led BuildStrong Coalition Starts Strong in 2015 (1/20/2015 2:45:38 PM)

House Approves Windstorm Research Bill (1/12/2015 2:36:16 PM)

Senate Hearing on Resilient Communities Adds to Busy Summer for Mitigation Issues (7/21/2014 2:47:59 PM)

NAMIC Applauds House Passage of Windstorm Research Legislation (7/14/2014 5:32:07 PM)

House Expected to Pass Windstorm Research bill (7/14/2014 3:31:58 PM)

Ask your member of Congress to sponsor the Safe Building Code Incentive Act (7/10/2014 2:03:59 PM)

Hurricane Arthur Spares the East Coast but Dangerous, Costly Wildfires Rage in the West (7/7/2014 2:40:24 PM)

As Storm Season Begins, NAMIC Continues Push for Mitigation Policy (6/30/2014 2:37:56 PM)

NAMIC Urges Building Code Incentives as Key to Reducing Economic Losses From Natural Disasters (5/14/2014 9:33:41 AM)

NAMIC to Call for Building Code Incentives, Mitigation at Senate Hearing (5/13/2014 2:22:29 PM)

White House Report Shows Need for Mitigation Policy: NAMIC (5/7/2014 2:11:28 PM)

White House Climate Report Supports Mitigation, Building Codes (5/7/2014 2:07:27 PM)

‘State’ of Play (1/30/2014 10:41:27 AM)

Busy Fall Ahead for Congress, NAMIC (9/9/2013 2:20:21 PM)

NAIC: Catastrophe Working Group to Hear Presentation on Catastrophe Savings Accounts (8/21/2013 1:28:36 PM)

NAMIC Welcomes Sandy Task Force Recommendation on Building Codes (8/19/2013 3:07:03 PM)

Hurricane Sandy Task Force Endorses Statewide Building Code Adoption (8/19/2013 2:49:42 PM)

House Subcommittee Marks Up Wind Mitigation Bill (7/1/2013 1:45:35 PM)

NAMIC Submits Comments to FIO on Natural Catastrophe Issues (7/1/2013 10:51:02 AM)

FEMA Releasing New Flood Maps (6/24/2013 2:17:42 PM)

BuildStrong Coalition Continues to Grow (6/24/2013 2:12:55 PM)

NAMIC Supports IBHS Testimony on Windstorm Mitigation Bill (6/6/2013 3:06:31 PM)

Big Week in Washington for Safe Building Codes Effort (5/14/2013 11:03:10 AM)

NAMIC: Safe Building Code Incentives an Investment in a Stronger, Safer America (5/8/2013 1:44:05 PM)

NAMIC and BuildStrong Coalition Launch Unprecedented Effort to Promote Safe Building Codes (5/7/2013 4:16:42 PM)

NAMIC Puts Building Codes in Washington Spotlight (5/7/2013 10:42:51 AM)

NAMIC to Meet With NOAA on Weather-Ready Nation (4/16/2013 10:05:05 AM)

NAMIC Discusses COASTAL Act Implementation With Meteorologist Group (4/9/2013 9:14:15 AM)

NAMIC Applauds Focus on Mitigation at Senate Hearing on Sandy Recovery (3/20/2013 6:04:46 PM)

NatCat Backstop Reintroduced in Congress (3/19/2013 10:12:58 AM)

Congress to Consider Community Flood Insurance Study (3/12/2013 9:33:39 AM)

Bipartisan House Members to Propose Tax Incentives for Natural Disasters (1/29/2013 11:19:09 AM)

House to Vote on Sandy Relief Bill After GOP Attempts to Cut Costs (1/15/2013 11:41:38 AM)

Congress Raises NFIP Borrowing Authority, Will Address More Sandy Aid Later This Month (1/8/2013 10:26:46 AM)

NAMIC: NFIP Funding will help Recovery for Sandy Victims, Building Codes Legislation will Help Victims of Next Natural Disaster (1/4/2013 2:02:49 PM)

A Flurry of Activity before Congress Adjourns, but Unfinished Business Remains (1/3/2013 2:20:45 PM)

Safe Building Code Incentive Act Introduced in the U.S. Senate (12/19/2012 5:48:01 PM)

NAMIC Hails Senate Introduction of the Safe Building Code Incentive Act (12/19/2012 5:18:50 PM)

Safe Building Code Incentive Still Possibility in 112th Congress (12/18/2012 11:58:01 AM)

Senate EPW Committee Holds Hearing on Impacts of Sandy (12/4/2012 11:29:07 AM)

NAMIC, BuildStrong Seeking Path for Building Code Incentive in Sandy Relief Package (12/4/2012 10:48:15 AM)

Obama Administration Asks for Increase for NFIP Borrowing Authority (11/20/2012 10:15:51 AM)

"Super Storm" Sandy and Hurricane Deductibles (11/11/2012 7:59:31 PM)

Sandy Raises More Questions on Federal Role in Natural Disasters (11/6/2012 9:52:01 AM)

100+mph Winds at NAMIC-Supported Research Facility (7/19/2012 2:44:11 PM)

 NAMIC Continues Thought Leadership on Mitigation Through Booz Allen Roundtable (4/17/2012 10:43:53 AM)

 Administration Includes Building Code Adoption, Enforcement in Hazard Mitigation Plan (3/13/2012 10:20:58 AM)

 A New Year Miracle (1/10/2012 11:51:36 AM)

 Flood Insurance Reform Passes House, Miller Amendment Fails (7/13/2011 12:26:01 PM)

 As House Prepares for NFIP Vote, Miller Amendment Threatens Program (7/12/2011 12:38:50 PM)

 NAMIC and BuildStrong Coalition Partners Secure Introduction of the Safe Building Code Incentive Act (6/1/2011 4:27:23 PM)

 Hearing on Natural Catastrophe Today (3/10/2010 3:34:47 PM)

 The Importance of Being … Ready (3/9/2010 3:21:29 PM)

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