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ASFPM International Committee is Hosting a Free Webinar April 20
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ASFPM International Committee Upcoming WebinarFlood Re: lessons from the UK’s private flood insurance program

The ASFPM International Committee is pleased to announce an upcoming free webinar April 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST titled: Flood Re: Lessons from the UK’s private flood insurance program by Dr. Diane Horn, Analyst, Flood Insurance and Emergency Management, Congressional Research Service.

Agenda:

1-1:05 p.m.--Introduction-Shana Udvardy, Climate Preparedness Specialist

1:05-1:25 p.m.--Flood Re: Lessons from the UK's private flood insurance program--Dr. Diane Horn, Analyst, Flood Insurance and Emergency Management, Congressional Research Service

1:25-1:35 p.m.--Q&A Discussion

Bio

Dr. Diane Horn is an analyst in flood insurance and emergency management with the Congressional Research Service. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a B.A. in history, followed by an M.Sc. in Earth science from West Chester University and a D.Phil. in physical geography from the University of Oxford. Before coming to the Congressional Research Service, she was a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, for 23 years, with her research concentrating on shallow water processes on beaches, coastal adaptation to climate change, and flood insurance. One aspect of her research on flood insurance was a comparative study of the US National Flood Insurance Program and Flood Re, the new flood insurance scheme in the UK, with a paper on Flood Re in Nature Climate Change (see Horn, D.P. and McShane, M.K. 2013. Flooding the market. Nature Climate Change 3: 945-947 at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2351253).

Abstract:

Flood Re: Lessons from the UK’s private flood insurance program

The UK flood insurance market is unusual in having an entirely market-based scheme without direct government involvement, with financial costs of floods borne entirely by the private sector. Domestic flood coverage is available only from private insurers as a standard peril covered by general property insurance. For over 50 years, flood insurance in the UK was conducted under a series of informal agreements established between the insurance industry and successive governments, known as the "Gentleman’s Agreement" (1961-2002) or the "Statement of Principles" (2002-2013). Under these informal agreements, private insurance companies agreed to cover properties at risk of flooding, with flood cover as a standard element of domestic and small business building and contents policies, in return for government commitment to manage flood risk. UK flood insurance provision changed significantly in April 2016 with the introduction of Flood Re, a stand-alone, industry-run, not-for-profit insurance fund. This webinar will outline the structure of Flood Re and will draw lessons from 55 years of experience with a fully private flood insurance scheme.

See the web link & call-in instructions below.

Dial in number if in the United States: (712) 770-4010

Access code: 855819

International callers can view from this list of call in numbers: View List

Online Meeting: Screen Sharing/Video

Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/asfpm-ic

Instructions:

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