Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 4, 2017
REVISED April 4, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

Manatee County flood insurance policies renewals

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Mitchell O. Palmer, County Attorney, ext. 3750

Linda R. Klasing, Risk Manager, ext. 3750 

Action Requested

Motion to approve the purchase of ten (10) flood insurance policies for a total cost of $83,221 and to authorize the County Attorney or his designee to execute all related documents.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Ordinance No. 16-26

Background Discussion

Manatee County maintains an insurance program to protect its buildings against catastrophic financial loss. There are two parts of this program; property insurance which renews June 1, 2017, and is not a part of this agenda item, and flood insurance.

The combination of the property insurance program and the flood insurance policies are intended to comply with Section 311 (42 U.S.C 5154) of the Stafford Act. The Stafford Act requires that an applicant for Federal FEMA assistance “shall comply with regulations prescribed by the President to assure that, with respect to any property to be replaced, restored, repaired, or constructed with such assistance, such types and extent of insurance will be obtained and maintained as may be reasonably available, adequate, and necessary, to protect against future loss to such property.”

The County maintains ten (10) flood policies, each specific to a particular building, all of which are due to renew in May 2017.

The policies will be renewed through New Hampshire Insurance Company which is part of American International Group (AIG). The policies themselves are written under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The total premium for this renewal is $83,221.  This is an increase of $10,706 over last year’s premium of $72,515 or 14.76%.

The Risk Management Division of the County Attorney's Office recommends purchasing the ten (10) flood policies in the amount of $83,221.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return a stamped copy of this agenda memorandum certifying its approval by the Board of County Commissioners to Linda R. Klasing (Linda.Klasing@mymanatee.org) – Risk Manager, County Attorney’s Office.  Thank you.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
5050001500-545000 Risk Management General Liability Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
One time payment of $83,221

Attachment:  MCBOCC 2017-18 Flood Renewal Summary.pdf