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NFIP Adjuster Fee Schedules – Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Revision

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This information and the attachment is from the NFIP Write Your Own (WYO) Bulletin W-22001 issued 8/9/2022

"FEMA is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 NFIP Adjuster and Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) Fee Schedules.

Federal regulation requires fee schedule revisions to align with a new FY WYO Financial Arrangement. The FY2023 Arrangement will be effective October 1, 2022; therefore, the 2023 NFIP Adjuster and ICC Fee Schedules will apply to claims with dates of loss on or after October 1, 2022. FEMA is providing the notice well in advance to allow WYOs and the NFIP Direct time for system updates.

 


NFIP Adjuster Fee Schedule

CADO Admin

Updated: The information below comes from the October 1, 2021 NFIP Claims Manual

Section 2: Claims Processes and Guidance
This section provides FEMA claims processes and guidance. The primary audience is claims adjusters with call-out boxes denoting the claims examiners’ roles and responsibilities.

Adjuster Fees

FEMA uses the current NFIP Adjuster Fee Schedule to make payment to insurers; the insurers, in turn, make payment to the adjusters.

  • Current Adjuster Fee Schedule effective August 24, 2017 (See Appendix A).
  • For ICC claims, use the ICC fee schedule, effective September 1, 2004 (See Appendix B)

ALABAMA SURVEY ON PRIVATE FLOOD MARKET PROMPTS LEGISLATION TO ENCOURAGE INSURER PARTICIPATION

Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI)

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The Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI) released results of a survey taken to understand the private flood insurance market in the state. The ALDOI commissioned Milliman, Inc. (Milliman), a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, to survey flood insurance industry stakeholders and understand their concerns and perspectives around writing private flood insurance in Alabama, and ways to overcome regulatory, technical, and consumer-focused challenges.
 


NFIP Training Available Online

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The NFIP offers free online courses in basic and advanced flood insurance topics through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. NFIP Training courses are free and open to anyone. Click on a link below to begin your self study course. 

 

(note: we first posted this in December of 2015, but it was deleted in error)


Special Adjuster Fee Schedule for Claims with a Date of Loss on or after August 24, 2017, through November 30, 2017

Source: Bulletin W-17045

CADO Admin

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused widespread flooding in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and the southeast United States. Due to the catastrophic impacts of these hurricanes and the increased demand for flood insurance adjusters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is increasing the amount it will pay to adjust flood insurance claims.

The entire insurance industry is searching for qualified individuals to join the ranks of claims adjusters to handle losses from Harvey, Irma, and future events. FEMA recognizes the specialized knowledge required to properly adjust NFIP losses. Adjusters must know the differences between the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) and private industry property insurance forms. They must know interpretations of coverage made by FEMA and the unique reporting requirements of the NFIP. Accordingly, FEMA maintains a list of adjusters authorized to handle NFIP losses.


Addendum to the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual — Special Adjustment Issues: Fiberboard Sheathing/Blackboard

WYO Bulletin w-17065

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On October 13, 2017, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) updated the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual by adding an addendum providing additional guidance on special adjustment issues surrounding perimeter wall sheathing. The addendum expands upon and replaces existing guidance found at Paragraph P of Section VIII of the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual.


West Virginia Flooding

NFIP Policy Counts for the named counties

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President Declares Major Disaster for West Virginia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing.


The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in of Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties.  Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.    

NFIP Policy Counts the counties listed above ...


Flood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster Designation - ABC News

CADO Admin

CNN

Flood-Stricken West Virginia Counties Get Federal Disaster Designation
ABC News
Three West Virginia counties devastated by flooding will receive federal disaster assistance, the state's governor announced today as the death toll rose again. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide individual assistance, which includes ...
West Virginia flooding leaves at least 23 deadCNN
West Virginia Flooding: At Least 24 Dead as Federal Disaster DeclaredNBCNews.com
Residents Begin Cleanup, Seek Help After Deadly West Virginia FloodWall Street Journal
Huffington Post -USA TODAY
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Listed below are some links to other blog post and articles on other sites.

Dimechimes ClaimSmentor Adjuster Information Blog 
 Organization Chart for the Claims Handling Blame Game- A Humorous Graph -A Serious Look at Claim Bad Faith Issues
 On the page the above link takes you to you will find links to some of her other articles at the end of the above article.
  

WHAT MAKES A GREAT CAT ADJUSTER?
Article written by John Postava
On the Ryze Claim Solutions webite

You can find additional post from John and Dimechimes in the CADO forums, they have made many post over the years contributing to the community by sharing their knowledge and experiance.

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