Start Date: 11/29/2023 2:00 PM EST
End Date: 11/29/2023 2:30 PM EST
Private Risk Management Association
With flooding being one of the most common and costly natural disasters, understanding a Flood Elevation Certificate is essential to helping your clients navigate the flood insurance landscape. Flood Elevation Certificates plays a pivotal role in determining the flood risk to properties, establishing appropriate flood insurance rates, and ensuring compliance with local floodplain management measures. Misreading or misunderstanding this certificate can lead to inaccurate policy rates, potential legal implications, or substantial financial repercussions.
In this session, attendees will:
- Uncover the purpose of each section within the certificate
- Gain a clear understanding of terminology crucial for flood insurance decisions
- Learn how the certificate can influence policy decisions and premium calculations
Our speaker is Kevin Thomas. Kevin is a Practice Leader for USI Personal Risk Services in the MidAtlantic Region. His insurance career began in 2004 with AIG Direct, and since then he has held various sales, operational, and leadership roles with national and regional firms. His personal experiences with flood and fire losses drive his passion to educate others on importance of insurance and preparing for risk.
Kevin is a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and dual Master of Business Administration degrees with concentrations in Human Resource Management and Marketing Management. While at Goldey-Beacom, Kevin earned the Nelson Debater of the Year Award, and currently serves the college as an adjunct professor. Kevin is also certified in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through the University of South Florida.
Kevin has earned the Certified Floodplain Manager certification from the Association of State Floodplain Managers, as well as the Associate in National Flood Insurance and Associate in Risk Management designations from The Institutes. A committed lifelong learner to the subject of flood risk, Kevin has been a presenter on the topic on national, state, and local levels. He regularly speaks to professional groups on a variety of topics related to flood risk, particularly on the topics of alternative risk transfer solutions, risk mitigation strategies, and improving the inclusion of marginalized communities in floodplain management.