ALEXANDRIA, VA, Nov. 15, 2021— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") celebrates 20 years of partnership between its flood program, Big “I" Flood, and Selective Insurance. For the past two decades, Big "I" Flood has relied on Selective to serve independent agents and their customers by providing access to knowledgeable experts to navigate the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as well as superior claims service following a flood. Big "I" Flood has also worked with Selective to advocate on Capitol Hill concerning NFIP-related issues impacting consumers and independent agents.
To mark the 20-year anniversary, Selective has developed a new portfolio of services and products for agents writing flood insurance through Big "I" Flood. Based on levels of written premium volume, the two packages consist of competitive commissions; instant access to Selective Flood's underwriters and marketing resource center; and Flood Perks, a collection of discounts on goods and services to help clients reduce the risk of loss or provide assistance in the event of a claim.
"Selective and Big 'I' Flood have enjoyed 20 years of fruitful partnership and solidarity," says Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" president & CEO. “Selective's advanced technology and superior service are obvious choices for agents. We're thrilled to continue this robust alliance and look forward to many more years of mutual success."
"Twenty years of collaboration and partnership between Selective and Big 'I' Flood have helped countless independent agents provide critical NFIP flood insurance for their customers," said John Marchioni, Selective president & CEO. "Floods are the most common natural disaster, and despite the increasing frequency and severity of flood events, millions of at-risk properties are not protected by flood insurance. Selective is proud to be the leading resource for Big 'I' Flood agents to help customers get the insurance they need."
Selective offers many benefits to agents, including its in-house policy servicing and personalized approach with each agent and policyholder. Selective's dedicated regional teams provide agency partners with the one-on-one support they need to sell and manage flood insurance. Selective's field teams assist agents during and after catastrophic events to help them maneuver through the NFIP claims process. The company's MySelective self-service website allows customers or agents to submit a claim and upload documentation quickly and easily.
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About the Big 'I'
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I") is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice® brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.
About Big I Advantage®
Big I Advantage® is a for-profit subsidiary of the Big “I" and wholly owned holding company that operates a nationally licensed insurance agency administering the Big “I" Professional Liability program, Big “I" Markets and a number of other well-known member benefits including personal umbrella and flood programs, and providing oversight of $138 million in retirement assets. Big I Advantage® seeks to unite the 51 Big “I" state associations in pursuing the Big “I" mission of creating a sustainable competitive advantage for members by deploying member agency buying and distribution power to develop innovative, member-exclusive and profitable products while supporting the advocacy efforts of the Big “I."
About Selective Insurance Group Inc.
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for 10 property and casualty insurance companies rated “A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks and flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program's Write Your Own Program. Selective's unique position as both a leading insurance group and an employer of choice is recognized in a wide variety of awards and honors, including the Fortune 1000 and being named a Great Place to Work® in 2021. For more information about Selective, visit www.selective.com.