Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts
Because so many of our members who normally have participated in our relief efforts have
now been affected by Hurricane Ida, we have not been able to coordinate onsite efforts.
However, we still plan on doing so, and we encourage anyone who might want to take the
lead in helping coordinate these efforts by cooking, to please reach out. Once a date
is determined, we will get that out to you and reach out to those who have volunteered
to serve onsite. Again, we list a few ways below that you can help support these efforts:
Donate supplies. We ask that you bring these to one of the following drop-off
locations, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
PIA of Louisiana Office
4021 W E Heck Ct., Building K
Baton Rouge, LA
Jody Boudreaux — 225-766-7770
Other Locations —
If you would like to be added as a drop-off location in a different area than listed above
and/or for future efforts, please email
Donate money. We have set up a GoFundMe account for the sole purpose of purchasing
supplies to provide these relief efforts. You can make your donation by clicking
- Volunteer your time. We ask that you join us in our onsite relief efforts by
letting us know when you would be available, which would include handing out supplies and/or
cooking as needed. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability.
Based on responses, we will put together a schedule for those that have volunteered.
- Other Assistance. While our efforts onsite are our initial efforts, we know that
there are other more long-term needs following a disaster, so we will be coordinating those as
well. If you can assist in another way, please email
As always, we appreciate our members that come together to help other members. It has always been
what makes PIA a family. Continue to keep our brothers and sisters in the affected areas in
We Are Here to Help You with Your Questions
We've been getting several calls from members with questions about Emergency Rule 47
as well as general questions about Ida claims. We are happy to assist you in answering
any questions you run into. We know this is an extremely trying time, so please consider
us an extension of your staff. Please email or call us toll-free at 800-349-3434 with
any of your questions.
PIA Begins Series of Risk Rating 2.0 FAQs
As agents, carriers, and policyholders around the country enter the new world of the
National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Risk Rating 2.0 (RR 2.0), PIA is introducing
an ongoing series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers that we hope will
help to inform and guide your decision making as you familiarize yourself with RR 2.0.
These FAQs will appear on the
PIA Advocacy Blog
and will be updated periodically. Please note:
The information contained therein is current as of the date posted. FEMA is continuing to release
additional guidance documents, and the information contained may change. As always, we will
provide PIA members with new information as it becomes available.
Read the first installment here
If you have immediate questions, please contact your Write-Your-Own (WYO) carrier for the
most relevant, up-to-date information.
More FEMA CE Opportunities on Changes to
Flood Insurance Program
Please note that each session is limited to 1500 attendees. If members find that their
preferred session is full, please let us know so that we can encourage FEMA to provide
additional opportunities beyond those listed here.
October 21 10 a.m. – noon Central Time
October 26 10 a.m. – noon Central Time
October 27 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time
October 28 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time
To register, please use the links above. These webinars are FREE to attend, but spaces
are limited, so please register early.
Insurance agent continuing education course approval and credits vary by state. Please
for information about your state.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Lauren Pachman, PIA National's Counsel and
Director of Regulatory Affairs, at