Flood Insurance Agency President Evan Hecht said that after four years of retirement he has rejoined the agency to address problems coming out of the NFIP reforms.
said that while Biggert-Waters is needed, he
believes that some of the proposed changes are not justified.
"We are a strong advocate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the NFIP
, and to solve their problems Biggert-Waters is needed," said Hecht
By comparison, that same home's premium under Biggert-Waters could be in the $20,000 to $30,000 range, according to Hecht
said the agency decided to post its rates and forms on its website to help temper homeowners concerns.
"We're trying to give them some piece of mind," said Hecht
"You don't have to worry about paying $35,000 for insurance and while $3,500 is not great, you are not going to lose your house."
agency had more than 1,200 individuals access the website within weeks after it was launched.
said the agency has been contacted by dozens of independent agents in South Florida.