Wright Flood's COO, Patricia Templeton-Jones, Awarded PCIAA 2014 Political Involvement Award

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Patricia Templeton-Jones and Wright Flood were recently honored with PCIAA's 2014 Political Involvement Award for diligent efforts to address the adverse impacts on the housing and insurance industry of the Biggert Waters Flood Reforms.  Ms. Jones' NFIP technical expertise and engagement with congressional staff in Washington DC during a critical time helped Congress to provide relief to homeowners across the nation.

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As Patty Templeton-Jones accepted the award, she acknowledged that "reaching out to lawmakers in Washington with technical aspects to lessen negative impacts of the recent flood reform laws while still advancing the goals of placing the NFIP on a sustainable path was a driving force in her efforts."

As noted by David A Sampson, CEO of Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America to PCIAA membership, "The expertise and engagement of our members in our advocacy efforts are essential. Each year, PCI recognizes member companies for their dedication to advocacy and their engagement in the political process. This year, PCI was pleased to present Patty Templeton Jones from Wright National Flood Insurance Company PCI's Political Involvement Award."

"Patty Templeton Jones and Wright Flood played a vital role in PCI's efforts to heighten understanding of and address unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. During an especially critical time period earlier this year, Patty spent several weeks in Washington working diligently to provide technical guidance to members of Congress and their staffs and clarifying how various provisions in the Biggert-Waters Act would adversely impact housing and insurance markets." *

About Wright Flood:  Wright Flood protects America's homes and businesses from flood loss through federal flood insurance and excess flood sold through 17,000 independent agenciesacross the US.  With over 20 years of flood expertise, a reputation for exceptional claims handling and strong underwriting performance, Wright Flood provides more flood policies across the country than any other flood insurance provider.  Contact Wright Flood, or find your local Wright Flood agent at www.wrightflood.com or 866-373-5663.   Wright Flood, of St. Petersburg Florida, is a member of The Wright Insurance Group headquartered in Uniondale, NY.  Please visit The Wright Insurance Group at www.wrightinsurance.com. Contact:  Dolores D. Glass at Dolores.glass@weareflood.com

About PCI:  Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America promotes and protects the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. PCI is composed of more than 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write more than $195 billion in annual premium, 39 percent of the nation's property casualty insurance. Member companies write 46 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 32 percent of the homeowners market, 37 percent of the commercial property and liability market, and 41 percent of the private workers compensation market.  Visit www.pciaa.net for more information.

* Photo and excerpt with permission from PCI CEO Alert, David A Sampson May 9, 2014.

Media Contact: Dolores Glass, Wright Flood, 866-373-5663 X 7651, dolores.glass@weareflood.com

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