New forms, processes
New catastrophe reporting forms for insurance companies doing business in Florida and new guidelines for disaster management in the coronavirus era are out, with some additional learning opportunities coming up this week for onboarding.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has released the final 2020 Catastrophe Reporting Form, which you an access here. OIR has also compiled a list of frequently asked questions including the reminder that any changes needed to already submitted forms will require a new filing. OIR held a technical assistance webinar in mid-May to solicit input and answer questions and review changes from the 2019 form. You can view that webinar here.
FEMA will be holding webinars this afternoon (June 8) and Wednesday to allow emergency managers an opportunity to discuss its recently released COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season. It is an excellent tool aimed at state and local governments but there is guidance in it for the private sector as well. Appendix C, in particular, focuses on safety and security; food, water, shelter; health and medical; energy (power and fuel); communications and transportation. While the guide focuses on FEMA’s program delivery during the hurricane season, most planning considerations can be applied to any disaster operation during the COVID-19 pandemic, including no-notice incidents.
You can access the two webinars here. As we reported in the last newsletter, the state Division of Emergency Management has been busy putting finishing touches on the state’s hurricane season plans, given the extra challenges posed by the pandemic.
Also, if you haven’t yet, please check out my “Lisa’s Lucky 7 Hurricane Season Prep” guide, with tips on how to make sure you and your clients are doing the right things right now to protect people and property this season. You can click the image at right or here for a printable version. Let’s stay safe!
LMA Newsletter of 6-8-20