Recently the OCC, the FRB, the FDIC, the FCA, and the NCUA, through the Task Force on Consumer Compliance of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, revised the Interagency Examination Procedures for the Flood Disaster Protection Act. The revised procedures reflect the February 2019 final interagency rule that addresses the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The updated procedures incorporate new sections that discuss:

  • Mandatory acceptance of a private insurance policy to satisfy the flood insurance purchase requirement if the policy meets the statutory and regulatory definition of “private flood insurance;”
  • Discretionary acceptance of a flood insurance policy issued by a private insurer, even if the policy does not meet the statutory and regulatory definition of “private flood insurance;” and
  • Discretionary acceptance of a plan issued by a mutual aid society in satisfaction of the flood insurance purchase requirement, if certain criteria are met.

The revised procedures are available by clicking here.