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[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 failure.1

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 insects, etc.

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

Founded 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.

About HMI

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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