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Recent Flooding Highlights Need for Flood Insurance

The NFIP estimates it will payout almost as much for claims resulting from the recent flooding in Rhode Island as it has in the state...
June 15, 2010

The NFIP estimates it will payout almost as much for claims resulting from the recent flooding in Rhode Island as it has in the state since 1978, the year officials began maintaining that data. Flooding has also devastated other areas of the country this year. All of this highlights the need to take a proactive stance when it comes to flood insurance. This is not only true for property owners, but insurance agents as well.

Since 2004, PIA and The Hartford have joined together to provide PIA member agents the opportunity to offer your customers flood insurance through The Hartford, a premier WYO company. The program is available to PIA members and their policyholders in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The Hartford Flood program offers an easy enrollment process and extremely competitive commissions. Through their national flood insurance service center, The Hartford offers the most advanced Internet services available. They have two plan offerings for PIA members: The Hartford's Standard program and the Flood Solutions program.

The Standard program includes a web-based application process with the agency doing the customer service administration with Internet and live customer service support.

The Flood Solutions program includes a streamlined application process with The Hartford's Flood Insurance Processing Center doing most of the work. Flood Solutions simplifies the writing of flood insurance for the agency.

For more information about the PIA/Hartford flood program, please visit PIA National's website at www.pianet.com/floodinsuranceprogram or contact Karen Piacenta of The Hartford at (860) 757-1984 or karen.piacenta@thehartford.com.

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