ABA and its American Bankers Insurance Association subsidiary yesterday welcomed a pair of bipartisan bills, S. 1679 and H.R. 2901, that would help develop a competitive private marketplace as an alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Federal Housing Administration yesterday proposed a rule that would limit the window under which an FHA-approved lender would be able to file a mortgage insurance claim.
The federal financial agencies today finalized a rule implementing the mandatory escrow and detached structure requirements in last year’s Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which addressed affordability problems in the 2012 Biggert-Waters flood insurance reform law.
Regulatory uncertainty about how the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax on so-called Cadillac health plans will affect health savings accounts is causing employers to eliminate payroll deduction contributions to HSAs, according to a study released today by ABA’s HSA Council.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a draft of a sweeping financial reform bill that would provide regulatory relief for banks of all sizes, tailor the regulatory structure for systemically important banks and begin restructuring within the Federal Reserve System and at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
ABA Health Savings Account Council Chairman James Galdolfo, joined by ABA SVP Kevin McKechnie, yesterday participated in a panel discussion convened by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday requested comments on its preliminary 2015 flood hazard determinations.
The most recent issue of the Federal Reserve publication Consumer Compliance Outlook features an article on lender-placed flood insurance.
ABA and its insurance subsidiary, the American Bankers Insurance Association, have announced that all ABA members will now be able to enjoy free membership in ABIA. The change takes effect on Sept. 1.