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PIA Partners With Floodbroker.com to Make Flood Sales Easier for PIA Members

PIA has announced the formation of a groundbreaking partnership with Floodbroker.com, which promises to change the way that PIA members sell flood insurance...
June 12, 2014

PIA has announced the formation of a groundbreaking partnership with Floodbroker.com, which promises to change the way that PIA members sell flood insurance. Through PIA’s exclusive partnership with Floodbroker, PIA members’ clients and prospects will be able to learn about their flood risks and request a quote for flood insurance.

Floodbroker-PIA logo“Over the past few years, many communities throughout America have been devastated by floods, yet many still do not realize that typical homeowners and commercial insurance policies do not protect them against this type of natural disaster,” said PIA National President John G. Lee. “PIA wants to educate property owners and make it as easy as possible for agents to sell flood insurance so that more Americans will purchase this important coverage.”

How Does Floodbroker Work?

Floodbroker has automated the process of obtaining a flood insurance quote through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and makes this technology available to participating PIA member agents through their very own agency-branded flood insurance microsites. Agents direct their clients and prospective insureds to their microsite where they can learn what flood zone they are in and request a flood insurance quote. After answering a few simple questions, the quote is emailed to their agent who completes the sale offline, using their agency’s regular flood insurance carrier.

Floodbroker’s flood zone database tracks with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs). While many people using an agency’s Floodbroker microsite can receive an NFIP quote simply by answering the online questions, there are communities around the country that are not yet digitally mapped. In those situations the Floodbroker system will not be able to generate the final quote. In that case, or if all of the form’s questions cannot be answered, the individual completing the online form can still submit the information they have input into the form so that their agent can get back to them. That information is emailed to their agent so that he or she can follow up and continue the flood insurance sale.

Learn More About Floodbroker

The best way to see how easy Floodbroker is to use is to test it out. Simply go to www.floodbroker.com and put in your address to see how easy it will be for your customers to generate their own flood quote. Or click on the “For Agents” link to see a short video that describes how the program works.

To learn how you can get your own agency-branded Floodbroker website—with your logo and contact information—please contact Evan Spindelman at 855-442-4130 or evan.spindelman@floodbroker.com.

For more information or to attend a free informational webinar, please visit PIA National’s website at www.pianet.com/floodbroker.

PIA, Floodbroker.com Offer Agents Flood Insurance Sales Tool (Insurance Journal 6/9)