• NFIP Reform Project
    With the NFIP expiring in 2017, what do we need to do next? Here is what we are working on and how you can get involved.

National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization

In March of 2014, Congress passed the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Among other things, this act limited the annual allowable rate increase for any policy at 18%. While still high, the annual rate increase allowed under the Biggert-Waters Act were as high as 25% for many. The HFIAA also restored grandfathered rates, pre-FIRM eligibility, and removed some automatic rate triggers. This year, the HFIAA and Biggert-Waters both expire on September 30th. The Marshfield and Scituate Coastal Coalitions, along with other coalitions and leaders across the state, are working with coalitions and organizations nationally to help write the next piece of legislation that will keep the NFIP affordable, sustainable and add certainty to the program.

Congress has made it priority to reauthorize the NFIP by September 30th, and there is a lot of legislative activity. YOUR OPINION MATTERS!! With our national network, we are able to make a major impact on legislation!

All legislative language is being posted on the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition website

All other legislative updates, white papers, and memos are on the Marshfield Coastal Coalition website


View and download legislative test and summary (on the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition website)

White Papers, Memos, and More

View and download legislative white papers, memos, past legislation and other federal and legislative downloads (on the Marshfield Coastal Coalition website)