The denial of unanimous consent on a bill to extend unemployment benefits by Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is having far-reaching implications for insurers. Bundled with the $10 billion measure to grant an extension of unemployment benefits were measures to temporarily extend COBRA subsidies for laid-off workers as well as another reprieve for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

The expiration of the NFIP elicited a rapid response from the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA).

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