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Follow-up to Zoom Call to Have Your Voice
Heard About Risk Rating 2.0 — Action Requested

This week PIA members joined representatives from the Coalition for Sustained Flood Insurance to discuss what agents are seeing in the way of rates from the new Risk Rating 2.0 system. More than 30 agents and other insurance professionals joined this call. As a follow-up, we are collecting data to get a clearer picture of what this change will mean for consumers as well as to share with Congress, so we ask that you help us by completing this template where you can provide examples of premium changes under Risk Rating 2.0. Click here to access the excel template. It is not necessary to fill out each box, but just provide as much information as you are comfortable providing. If this information is shared widely, your name and contact information will NOT be included — that is only on the chart in case CSFI needs to follow-up with you to get more information. Please submit information and questions to Ileana Ledet at iledet@gnoinc.org and copy Jody Boudreaux as well at jody@piaoflouisiana.com.

Upcoming PIA Events
12/02/2021 -- BR Chapter Installation Banquet @ 7:00PM
(Oak Lodge)

12/07/2021 -- NE Chapter Christmas Luncheon
(Catfish Cabin)

12/07/2021 -- Personal Lines Misc. Webinar
(Webinar)

12/09/2021 -- YIP Holiday Social at the Races
(New Orleans Fair Grounds)

12/10/2021 -- NO Chapter Installation
(The Crossing)

12/14/2021 -- Acadiana Chapter Christmas Dinner
(Nash's Restaurant)

01/12/2022 -- North Shore Chapter New Year Celebration

02/03/2022 -- YIPs Winter Conference
(Baton Rouge)

02/04/2022 -- YIPs Winter Conference
(Baton Rouge)

07/16/2022 -- PIA's 78th Convention, July 16-18
(Moody Gardens)



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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:

  1. 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 jody@piaoflouisiana.com.


  2. 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 here.


  3. 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 jody@piaoflouisiana.com with your availability. Based on responses, we will put together a schedule for those that have volunteered.


  4. 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 jody@piaoflouisiana.com.
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 your prayers.



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
National 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 REGISTER
October 26 10 a.m. – noon Central Time REGISTER
October 27 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time REGISTER
October 28 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time REGISTER

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 CLICK HERE 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 Lpachman@pianational.org.





Thanks to Our 2021 PIA Partners:
Capital Premium Financing Gulf States Insurance Co. LRA-SIF LUBA Workers' Comp
Maison Insurance Markel Specialty National General, an Allstate company SafePoint Insurance SageSure
Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana
4021 W. E. Heck Ct., Building K • Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
(800) 349-3434 • (225) 766-7770 • (225) 766-1601 (fax)