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Does this replace grandfathering?

Pre-and Post-FIRM buildings mapped into a high-risk area after October 1, 2008 will be eligible for the grandfather rules after the two PRP policy years are completed. To qualify for grandfather rates after the two extended PRP policy years, the grandfathering guidelines must still be met; e.g., pre-FIRM buildings must maintain coverage continuously and have no substantial damage or improvement to be eligible for grandfathering after the PRP extension period is over.

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For flood insurance rating purposes, a primary residence is a building that will be lived in by the insured or the insured's spouse for at least 80 percent of the 365 days following the policy effective date. If the building will be lived in for less than 80 percent of the policy year, it is considered to be a non-primary residence.

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