|[January 09, 2014]
Fireman's Fund Announces New Vendor, HMI, as Part of Prestige Advisory Services
NOVATO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Fireman's Fund® is pleased to announce HMI as one of the
Prestige® Advisory Services vendors. HMI manages a national
network of credentialed tree care companies representing more than 2,500
tree crews and 1,500 certified arborists.
Fallen trees, which can weigh more than 30,000 pounds, can lead to
costly damage. Among tree-related claims evaluated by HMI, nearly 87%
exhibited pre-existing conditions which made the trees susceptible to
HMI provides a new inspection service that can identify structurally
compromised trees and make recommendations to either reduce or eliminate
the risks they pose to nearby people and property.
Complimentary inspections for Fireman's Fund policyholders
HMI is offering the following pre-loss inspection services for free to
Fireman's Fund Prestige Home policyholders2:
A visual inspection of all large trees (trunks of at least 8 inches in
diameter) that could strike the primary home, guest house, garage, and
the portion of the driveway where vehicles are routinely parked.
An HMI treeFacts® report that identifies and describes each
tree that is exhibiting serious structural health or health-related
symptoms at a specific point in time.
A written proposal covering necessary tree care services (e.g.,
pruning, cabling, removal) that the arborist recommends to reduce or
eliminate the potential risks.
Participating arborists may also offer a discount for general
tree work and Plant Health Care services. Plant Health Care services
include fertilization, treatments to control or prevent disease and
See Fireman's Fund Risk Advisor for tips and vendor solutions: http://disasteradvisor.ffido.com/content/recommended-risk-management-vendor-solutions
About Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
in 1863, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company is celebrating its 150th
anniversary as a premier property and casualty insurance company
providing personal and commercial insurance products backed by
industry-leading claims and risk management solutions. Fireman's Fund is
a leader in high net worth, entertainment, and green insurance. Since
2004, the company has donated more than $30 million in grants to local
fire departments across the U.S. as part of its commitment to safer
communities. Fireman's Fund is a member of the Allianz Group, one of the
world's largest providers of property and casualty insurance, ranked
31st on Fortune's
Global 500 list of the world's largest corporations. For additional
information, visit www.firemansfund.com.
Through its network of professional tree care companies and certified
arborists, HMI represents the only national provider of comprehensive
tree and landscaping services for the insurance industry. The company's
services include emergency tree removals, standardized health
inspections and average replacement cost analysis of trees. HMI
currently receives insurance referrals from over 40 large insurance
companies and independent adjusters. For more information, please visit
HMI's web site www.HMIadvantage.com
or call (866) 937-6468.
Any references to vendors are provided as a convenience to our
policyholders. Fireman's Fund is not responsible for the goods or
services provided by these vendors and does not make any guarantees
regarding their goods or services.
1 Statistics provided
by HMI from their own claims data.
2 Available only
where HMI has participating arborists.
© 2014 Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Novato, CA (News - Alert) 94928
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