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After the devastating hurricane season of 2017, insureds and industry professionals are looking to Congress for flood insurance reform and help. (Photo: iStock)

On Nov. 14, the U.S House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R. 2874) to address the issue of the cost of repeatedly flooded properties draining the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is already in significant debt.

There are five sections to the bill: policyholder protection and information, increasing consumer choice through private market development, mapping fairness, protecting consumers and individuals through improved mitigation, and program integrity. Here are the highlights of each section:

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