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Today is: February 18, 2020  

Important Updates

NFIP Extended Through September 30, 2020 December 23, 2019

On December 20, 2019, hours before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was set to expire, the President signed the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020” (H.R. 1865) that, among other things, extended the NFIP for nine months through September 30, 2020. Read more.

NFIP Extended Through December 20, 2019 December 20, 2019

On November 21, 2019, hours before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was set to expire, Congress passed and the President signed an appropriations bill (H.R. 3055) that, among other things, extended the NFIP through December 20, 2019. Read more.

NFIP Extended Through November 21, 2019 October 01, 2019

On September 27, 2019, the President signed a bill (H.R. 4378) that, among other things, extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through November 21, 2019. Without this bill, the NFIP was set to expire on September 30, 2019. The law firm will continue to monitor and report on the NFIP’s status. Read more.

Imposing PFI Review Fees June 26, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, lenders must accept private flood insurance (PFI) on designated loans if the PFI policy meets the “Eight Criteria.” BCG members have asked whether they may charge a fee for this review – that is, whether they may charge a fee for reviewing a PFI policy to determine whether it meets the Eight Criteria. Read more.

New BCG Happenings! June 20, 2019

We are excited to announce our newest innovation in delivering BCG Seminars to BCG Members!

Beginning with the August Financial Privacy & Information Security Seminar, which will be presented by Robert Olsen and Keith Forrester, we will introduce a new feature to our BCG Seminars – it’s called the “Recording Playback.”

So what is this exactly?  We will record the monthly seminar ahead of time and host a Recording Playback for BCG Members (only) to attend on a specified date from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with scheduled breaks (including a lunch break) as we normally do at live seminars.  In addition, during the Recording Playback, we will provide several live Question & Answer Sessions during which attendees will be able to ask questions of the speakers. Read more.

NFIP Extended Through September 30, 2019 June 10, 2019

On June 3, 2019, Congress passed the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (H.R. 2157), which, among other provisions, extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30, 2019. The president signed the bill on June 6, 2019, more than a week before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was set to expire. Read more.

Clarification: Annual Disclosure Requirement for State-chartered Banks May 10, 2019

In the April BCG Newsletter we reported that the FDIC issued a final rule eliminating the requirement that state nonmember banks prepare and make available an annual disclosure statement regarding the bank’s financial condition. Read more.

The Private Flood Insurance Compliance Aid Provision: It Does Exist! March 13, 2019

As we discussed during the February 2019 BCG Monthly Telephone Briefing and will discuss again during the BCG Webinar on April 30, 2019, starting July 1, 2019, regulated lenders must start accepting private flood insurance (PFI) policies that meet what we refer to as the “Eight Criteria.” Read more.



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