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Flood Insurance Options For Your Clients

IIABCal members have access to two flood insurance programs, offering the best in coverage, price and expertise to personal and commercial lines clients. IIABCal’s flood insurance underwriters are among the top Write-Your-Own flood carriers and top property-casualty insurers nationwide. 


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has published minimum training and education requirements, as required by section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, for all insurance agents who sell Standard Flood Insurance Policies issued through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  This course meets the one-time continuing education requirement for existing licensees.

The Course covers the basics of the flood insurance market and reviews the main policy forms that are used in flood insurance today.  Finally, the course will review flood zones, general rules and claims, and includes recent NFIP legislative changes.  Take the National Flood Insurance Program Basic Course here.

 

IIABCal with Hartford Fire Insurance Company and its servicing vendor National Flood Services (NFS) offer member agents and brokers a highly profitable and easy way of processing all your flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  What sets NFS apart from other servicing vendors is their exemplary service.

In addition to offering IIABCal members the highest level of service, Hartford provides:

  • www.HartfordFloodOnline.com allows the agent to process Residential, Non-Residential, Other Residential, 2-4 Family Dwellings, along with the Preferred Risk Policies (PRP). Quoting and application processing is all online. You’ll have access to processed policies, processing of monetary and non-monetary endorsements, submission of claims, re-printing of declaration pages & renewal notices along with the ability to forward directly to the mortgage company, insured or others via the system.
  • For a Website demo on www.HartfordFloodOnline.com contact Charna Loughran at Charna.Loughran@TheHartford.com.
  • Payment options for electronically transmitted applications are credit cards or ACH. When using the ACH method, premiums are individually withdrawn and not batched. To help speed the commission payment process, agents can elect to receive commissions via ACH as well.  ACH forms are available in your enrollment packet.
  • Flood Zone determinations can be processed online from within the quoting process or separately on an individual basis 


Agent Training Opportunities:

  • Online CE flood class available on www.HartfordFloodOnline.com, under “Online Training” 
  • Live web-based (non-CE) sessions on various flood insurance topics are offered monthly – contact WebTraining@NFS.StoneRiver.com to sign up. 
  • Flood training and Continuing Education (CE) classes are offered periodically in geographical areas of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California. 
  • Agency level (non-CE) training can be coordinated through the Hartford Flood representative, Charna Loughran.

 

Members receive 19% commission for new and renewal business.  To transfer a book to The Hartford, contact  Charna Loughran, the Rollover Department at 866-796-9340 or email: NFSRollover@floodpro.net.

To Enroll In The Hartford Program:

Download the flood enrollment packet containing the W-9 Tax ID form and the ACH forms. Email to Agency.Services@floodpro.net or mail to PO Box 2057, Kalispell, MT 59903-2057 or Fax to 406-755-4403. Include photocopies of all the agent licenses that will require a user name and password for the system.

Within 7-10 days of receipt, you will receive an email Welcome Letter Packet containing the agency’s flood code and PIN.  Agents will then be able to create individual usernames and passwords.

Contact Information:

Hartford Flood National Sales Director:  Charna Loughran
Phone:  916-626-9844
Email:  Charna.Loughran@TheHartford.com

Customer Service:  800-303-5663
Rollover:  866-796-9340
Claims:  800-759-8656

More Information:

Enrollment Form
Public Awareness Material Order Form
Sample Agent Responsibility Waiver - Family
Sample Agent Responsibility Waiver - Non-Residential
Sample Agent Responsibility Waiver - With Disclaimer

 

 

Big "I" Flood and Selectives’ relationship helps deliver members an unparalleled flood program. We offer agents several layers of support to meet any and all flood insurance needs. Get to know the Big "I" and Selective staff and get your flood questions answered. With personalized support, competitive commissions, and an easy-to-use quoting platform, it is an easy decision to start writing your flood business through the Big "I" Flood-Selective partnership today.

Selective Advantages:

Selective provides a quality of service that makes the flood policy quoting and issuance process easier and less frustrating. The Selective/Big "I" Flood program puts an emphasis on not only customer service, but also education through Selective Territory Managers and guidance and support from a dedicated underwriter.

Here are a few other advantages:

  • Receive at least 19% commission on new business and on renewals.
  • Online tools such as free rating, online processing and flood-zone determinations
  • No volume requirements
  • No access fees to participate
  • Assistance for book rollovers of all sizes
  • Excess flood through a Lloyd’s coverholder is available over any primary flood coverage
  • Localized and experienced Territory Manager to assist with Flood Training and CE or non-CE courses
  • Expertise on both Personal and Commercial Flood
  • Carrier appointed claim adjusters and in-house claim examiners used following a flooding event
  • Notifications of important NFIP program changes
  • Free, guaranteed Zone Determinations​
  • Access to free customizable marketing materials and campaigns
  • Participating support to Big “I” advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill​​


Agent Quoting

Selective makes writing flood easy & profitable by offering several ways to obtain a quote:

Primary option:

  • SelectiveFlood.com - Use Selective's state-of-the-art internet-based flood system for an immediate price indication, application, and related supporting documents

 

Alternative option:

  • Big “I” Markets.com - Request a quote through the Big "I" Markets system for a quote within 24-48 hours from a Selective underwriter

 

Big "I" Member Agents: How to Participate

Becoming appointed to write flood business is easy.  Simply contact Selective at floodsales@selective.com or (877)348-0552 option 5 and identify yourself as an IIABCal member. 

If you are interested in "rolling over" your current book of flood business, Contact Your Local Selective Flood Territory Manager. Selective flood territorial managers are situated around the country to assist you in rolling over your book of flood business, teaching flood classes (approved for CE credit in most states) and provide you with general NFIP information. 

Selective Contact Information

To become a Selective Flood agent, contact the Selective Sales Center at floodsales@selective.com or (877) 348-0552, option 5.

Already a Selective flood agent? Contact an underwriter for account specific inquiries.  

Contact Big "I" Flood for more details
Big "I" Flood Program: bigiflood@iiaba.net
Ginny Pierson, Director, Big "I" Marketing and Flood, 800.221.7917, ext. 5417

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