Servicing Guide

Published September 18, 2018

E-4.4-04: Remitting Flood Insurance Settlement Proceeds or Unearned Premium Refunds (06/13/2018)

When the servicer receives flood insurance settlement proceeds, it must remit them to Fannie Mae as a "special remittance." A list of special remittance codes and their uses can be found in the CRS User Guide. When the servicer receives an unearned premium refund, it may either remit the refund to Fannie Mae as a special remittance or, if the servicer has outstanding foreclosure expenses that Fannie Mae has not reimbursed, the servicer may "net" it out of the next request for expense reimbursement submitted for the mortgage loan.

If, for any reason, the flood insurance carrier refuses to refund the unearned premium to the servicer, the servicer must include a comment to that effect when it submits its final request for expense reimbursement.

When the servicer requests reimbursement of a flood insurance premium it has advanced for an acquired property, Fannie Mae will calculate the amount of unearned premium refund that should be due. Fannie Mae will consider its calculated unearned premium refund amount as an unremitted refund that is still due if

  • the servicer's final request for expense reimbursement does not reflect the unearned premium refund as a credit, or

  • the servicer does not explain why the insurance carrier has not sent the servicer the unearned premium refund.

Related Announcements

The following table provides references to Announcements that are related to this topic.

Announcements Issue Date
Announcement SVC-2018-04 June 13, 2018