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PIA Response to Hurricane Katrina Detailed in November Rough Notes Article

PIA's efforts to help Gulf Coast agents and their clients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were detailed in an article in the November 2005...
November 8, 2005

PIA's efforts to help Gulf Coast agents and their clients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were detailed in an article in the November 2005 Rough Notes magazine.

"The PIA issued a call to members of the association from across the country to offer temporary housing assistance as needed to independent agents in the areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina," the article noted. "From its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, PIA National immediately began to coordinate the relief effort with PIA state affiliate offices in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama."

"The PIA provided $100,000 in assistance to the three state affiliates hit by Katrina. Moreover, PIA National contacted state insurance regulators and federal authorities recommending they ease certain insurance regulations that apply to insurance claims processing to assist consumers beginning to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On behalf of PIA affiliates in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, PIA National transmitted a request that the appropriate state departments of insurance issue [certain directives and orders]."

In September, the National Underwriter published an article in which PIA members and affiliate executives from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama shared their experiences.

Agents Respond to Hurricane Katrina (Rough Notes, November 2005)

Besieged Agents Need a Helping Hand (National Underwriter 9/19/05)

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