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Make the Most of Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 18-22 is Flood Safety Awareness Week...
March 19, 2013

March 18-22 is Flood Safety Awareness Week. Take this opportunity to refocus your efforts on this important insurance coverage.

Use this opportunity to inform your clients:

  • About their risk of flooding
  • That even minor flooding can cause financial and emotional hardship
  • You can help them safeguard their assets with flood insurance from The Hartford

What is covered?

  • Structural elements, including walls, floors, equipment and fixtures
  • Contents, such as furniture, appliances, carpeting, wall and floor coverings
  • Personal items like clothing, audio equipment and televisions

Flood insurance provides peace of mind for your clients:

  • You can help them to close a significant coverage gap
  • Policies are available for as little as $129/year¹

The PIA/Hartford Flood Insurance Program

Since 2004, PIA and The Hartford have joined together to provide PIA member agents the opportunity to offer their 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 makes selling flood insurance easy for you:

  • Dedicated Book Transfer/Rollover Team - they do the work for you!
  • User-friendly online processing systems and free zone determinations
  • Easy-to-use quoting system
  • Online chat for service questions and interactive, real-time input assistance
  • Dedicated, local sales director for your territory
  • Hassle-free claim service - 24/7 Claims Reporting
  • Training and continuing education credits
  • Easy enrollment process

The Hartford has two decades of experience writing flood policies through The National Flood Insurance Program. They offer extremely competitive commissions to PIA members and two plan offerings:

  • 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 insurance program, please visit or contact Joseph M. Surowiecki, Jr. of The Hartford at 860-547-5006 or

¹ Source: Flood Facts. Preferred Risk Policies. Available: July 26, 2012.

All policies are written subject to the National Flood Insurance Program.

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