Lumberton, NC, USA--October 12, 2016--Flood waters remain high in neighbrohoods impacted by Hurricane Matthew. (Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA)

Private Flood Insurance Alternatives: A Confluence of Change and Risk for Agents

“The Florida flood insurance marketplace is rapidly changing,” according to Jim Watje, Senior Vice President of Private Flood at Wright Flood, because of “a combination of factors, including enhanced modeling technologies, excess capacity, in the reinsurance space, and recognition of NFIP’s limited financial resources.” But what does that mean for the flood insurance industry as a whole? How Wright is leading the way with expanded private flood insurance alternatives and new, more flexible coverage plans?

In this excerpt from Rough Notes 2019 Florida Special Report, Watje answers these questions and describes how Florida, the largest NFIP state has become a testing ground for the new Flood insurance Marketplace.

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Wright Flood Resource Center

Welcome to the Wright Flood Resource Center! Stay up to date as our team of Wright Flood insurance experts share invaluable insights, review the latest flood news, explain all the basics you need to know, and more.