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Time for a Disaster Plan Checkup

As of July 1, 20 federal disasters have been declared...
July 16, 2014

As of July 1, 20 federal disasters have been declared. As severe weather continues around the U.S., it is a good time for PIA member-agencies to take stock, review and update your agency’s disaster plan. From our colleagues at the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), the following link, https://www.disastersafety.org/commercial_maintenance/steps-to-reduce-the-risk-of-tornado-damage_ibh/, provides great information and guidance on Steps to Reduce the Risk of Tornado Damage in Commercial Structures, as well as several other related information items. Many of these steps will serve your business operations well across many different and potential disasters.

Also, please remember that PIA offers affiliates and members the PIA Agency Disaster Planning Guide and Tool Kit. Your carriers and departments of insurance have an expectation that agencies have a disaster plan.

Don’t forget! PIA strongly encourages PIA agencies to write their NFIP business with a major, leading-market share WYO carrier. Many fine WYOs fit this profile, and for members looking for a top quality WYO, please consider the PIA sponsored-Hartford WYO offering: www.pianet.com/hartfordfloodinsurance.

Also, to further support your target marketing efforts and book of NFIP business, please refer to Floodbroker.com, a PIA sponsored service that can help agencies generate more flood insurance leads from their non-flood book of business and other prospects.