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Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Roll—Your Flood Book

When it comes to your flood insurance book of business, is it time to say, “Let’s roll!”...?
January 28, 2014

When it comes to your flood insurance book of business, is it time to say, “Let’s roll!”?

Changes in the flood insurance marketplace are continuing. Some carriers are leaving the market. Others are selling their books of business.

PIA wants to assure you that PIA’s national flood partner, The Hartford, is here to stay. The Hartford is one of the largest flood insurance writers in the country, having written flood insurance through FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for over three decades.

The Hartford wants to be your go to flood market for both Personal Lines and Commercial Lines. Their dedicated flood sales and transfer teams want to earn your business by making it easy to do business and providing exceptional service for both you and your customers.

So why should you move your flood book to The Hartford?

  • Ease of doing business with one dedicated flood carrier
  • No need for multiple usernames/passwords
  • PIA members earn great commissions
  • Dedicated book roll consultant

The Hartford does the work for you:

  • A dedicated book roll consultant will work with your agency to determine the most efficient way to move your flood book to Hartford
  • Hartford will collect required documentation needed in one effort, for the entire book i.e. the entire year of renewals
  • Hartford to bill existing clients 90 days prior to expiration date
  • Hartford will customize a renewal letter on your agency letterhead
  • Hartford bill is sent along with agency specific renewal letter to payor on dec page instructing your clients that you as the agent are moving their federally backed flood policy to Hartford and to pay enclosed bill
  • Once your client pays Hartford bill, policy is issued on Hartford paper

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.

PIA members earn great commissions on flood insurance sales with The Hartford and, if they want, a flood insurance processing center that does most of the heavy lifting for them.

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