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PIA of Florida Distributes Hurricane Info

Agents in Florida have more in their arsenals to help their clients during the 2005 hurricane season, thanks to PIA. A two-part CD, containing vital...
June 7, 2005

Agents in Florida have more in their arsenals to help their clients during the 2005 hurricane season, thanks to PIA. A two-part CD, containing vital pre-hurricane and post-hurricane preparedness information, was mailed out in early May to every agency that belongs to the PIA of Florida. The CD included a comprehensive disaster plan, which PIA of Florida implemented at its Tallahassee offices.

The information about the disaster plan walks agencies through a checklist describing what they should do before an emergency occurs, such as the importance of computer backups, client and carrier relations and dealing with adjusters. Pre-disaster information includes: a hurricane supply list, explaining how every business and household should prepare before a hurricane; hurricane tips for homeowners, a marketing piece for agents to send out to policyholders; and an errors and omissions primer describing how to deal with a catastrophe and how businesses can be protected from an E&O claim. Post-disaster information includes 800-numbers for all major insurance companies and the three most popular ACORD forms, to be used only after a member's area is hit by a major storm, employee rosters and a claims log-in form.

PIA members in hurricane prone states might also want to distribute "Hurricane Tips for Homeowners," PIA National's helpful consumer brochure. To download the brochure, please visit the PIA Members section of this website and scroll down to the PIA Member Resources section.

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