The NFIP will not be reauthorized by Congress by midnight of May 31, 2010. Therefore, the Program will experience a hiatus – a period without authority to:
- issue new policies for which application and premium payment dates are on or after June 1, 2010, or
- issue increased coverage on existing policies for which endorsement and premium payment dates are on or after June 1, 2010, or
- issue renewal policies for which the renewal premium is received by the company on or after June 1, 2010, and after the end of the 30-day renewal grace period, until Congress reauthorizes the Program.
While awaiting Congressional reauthorization, FEMA is issuing the guidance contained in the attached bulletin Within this bulletin, is a set of Frequently Asked Questions concerning NFIP authorization.
The hiatus period is expected to end soon.