Bill Status of HB4137 101st General Assembly
Short Description: FLOOD INSURANCE ACT
Rep. Bob Morgan and William Davis
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Flood Insurance Act. Allows the Department of Insurance to require, through prior form approval, that an authorized insurer issues an insurance policy, contract, or endorsement that meets the private flood insurance requirements in a specified provision of federal law. Provides that flood coverage rates are not subject to prior approval by the Department of Insurance, but the Department may audit an insurer's residential flood insurance rates to ensure that rates are based on actuarial data, methodologies, and standards that are not excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory. Requires insurers to notify the Department at least 30 days before writing flood insurance in this State, to notify the Department of any changes in rates within 30 days after the effective date of the change, and to file a plan of operation and financial projections, or revisions to the plan. Requires an agent of an insurer to maintain certain evidence in his or her records. Authorizes the Department of Insurance to certify that a private flood insurance policy provides flood coverage which equals or exceeds the coverage offered by the National Flood Insurance Program, or that a private flood insurance policy meets federal requirements. Provides that an insurer or agent who knowingly misrepresents that a flood insurance policy is certified under this Act commits an unfair or deceptive act under the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.