The Lender-Placed Flood Insurance Market for Residential Properties

by Lloyd Dixon, Noreen Clancy, Bruce Bender, Patricia K. Ehrler

View related products

Download

Download eBook for Free

Full Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher for the best experience.

Summary Only

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.2 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback68 pages $30.00 $24.00 20% Web Discount

Abstract

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides the majority of flood insurance on residential properties in the United States. While insurance agents sell nearly all NFIP policies through private insurance companies, the federal government still underwrites them. Flood insurance is also available from private insurers that underwrite it themselves and assume the risk. However, little systematic information is available about the size of the private market, how the policies that private insurers offer compare with those that the NFIP offers, or the reasons buyers choose private market policies over federal program policies. This report provides information in each of these three areas.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Study Methods

  • Chapter Three

    Size of the Lender-Placed Market for Residential Properties

  • Chapter Four

    Procedures for Force-Placing Flood Insurance Policies and the Features of Private Policies

  • Chapter Five

    Stakeholder Perceptions of the Advantages of the Private Market

  • Chapter Six

    Conclusions

The research described in this report was sponsored by the Mitigation Division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was conducted as a joint effort of the Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program (EEED) within RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (ISE) and of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ).

This report is part of the RAND Corporation technical report series. RAND technical reports may include research findings on a specific topic that is limited in scope or intended for a narrow audience; present discussions of the methodology employed in research; provide literature reviews, survey instruments, modeling exercises, guidelines for practitioners and research professionals, and supporting documentation; or deliver preliminary findings. All RAND reports undergo rigorous peer review to ensure that they meet high standards for research quality and objectivity.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.