For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019

Contact: Marla Sink at 919-807-6017

NCDOI sets up flood insurance conferences statewide

Free CE course credit for agents who attend flood insurance classes

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set up five flood insurance conferences statewide to inform the public, insurance and real estate agents of the need to purchase flood insurance, regardless of where you live.

Hurricane season runs June 1 through November and typically during this period, at least one major storm forms and impacts our state. Last year, the flooding from Hurricane Florence devastated thousands of residents who didn’t have flood insurance because they relied on their homeowners’ policy that does not cover damage from rising water.

This hurricane season, Commissioner Causey is so adamant residents are aware of the differences in policy coverage that, for the first time, he is offering free continuing education course credits for insurance agents who attend the conference “Flood Insurance: Protecting Consumers and Agents.” Real estate agents have also been approved to receive free CE credit.

Registration for the conference is also free.

The flood insurance conference will feature the expertise of NCDOI Chief Deputy Commissioner Dr. Michelle Osborne, flood insurance specialist Charlotte Hicks, CPA, CIC, AAI, ARM, and FEMA officials who, among other things, will discuss the modernization of flood maps. The updated maps will help residents who, at one time, could not purchase flood coverage because of its cost.

The conference is also open to the public.

"Flood Insurance: Protecting Consumers and Agents" will be held at the following locations:

Thursday, July 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Craven County Community College
Orringer Auditorium
800 College Court
New Bern, N.C.  28562
To register, click here by July 12.

Wednesday, July 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wake Technical Community College – WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Perry Health Sciences Campus Facility
2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, N.C.  27610
To register, click here by July 19.

Thursday, July 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brunswick Community College
Odell Williamson Auditorium
150 College Road
Bolivia, N.C.  28422
To register, click here by July 19.

Tuesday, August 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Guilford Technical Community College – Medlin Room 008
601 East Main Street
Jamestown, N.C. 27282
To register, click here by August 8.

Wednesday, September 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Appalachian State University
Brantley Risk and Insurance Center
3053 Peacock Hall
Boone, N.C.  28608-2058
To register, click here by September 13.

For more information, please contact Tricia Ford at Tricia.Ford@ncdoi.gov.

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