Being knowledgeable of NFIP coverages and changes is crucial in communicating the need for flood insurance to your clients. Fortunately, Selective and Big I Flood leverage a variety of channels to keep members up to speed, including:
Access to Big "I" Virtual University, which has a section dedicated to the answering the most difficult flood insurance questions and offers links to the most important NFIP news.
Continuing education classes offered by state associations and taught by Selective Territory Managers or other industry experts.
Webinars offered by most state associations through Agents and Brokers Education Network.
Regularly issued communications from Selective about NFIP legislative changes and how they impact agents and customers.
Numerous publications providing industry updates:
Insurance News & Views (IN&V) weekly e-newsletter
Two for Tuesday weekly e-newsletter
Big "I" Advantage Newsletter quarterly publication
Independent Agent (IA) magazine special features
NFIP reform as announced in state association publications
FEMA NFIP website
FEMA Flood Map Service Center (flood zone determination)
Request NFIP updates
NFIP Training pages for agents
FEMA Outreach Starter Kit