Workshops on flood insurance offered

November 20, 2003|By Stephanie Tracy | Stephanie Tracy,SUN STAFF

Free workshops will be offered Monday and Tuesday to improve Maryland insurance agents' knowledge of flood insurance policies and the National Flood Insurance Program.

The workshops will cover topics including rules and regulations for flood insurance, how to write flood insurance policies and consequences of not writing such a policy.

Two workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Sheraton Barcelo Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis.

The workshops Tuesday will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Computer Sciences Corp. in Lanham; and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Prince Frederick.

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Alfred W. Redmer Jr., said in a news release that Tropical Storm Isabel highlighted Maryland residents' confusion about the need for flood insurance, and said better-educated insurance agents would help.

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