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Deficiencies in Condition

We are required by state law to inspect 100% of new business. Often the inspections reveal deficiencies in the condition of the property that require additional premium until the deficiency is corrected. The deficiency charge rate is $1.00 per $1,000 of coverage for both the dwelling and personal property. The following five areas are those subject to the deficiency charge:

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New Office Location

The Iowa FAIR Plan Association has moved to a new location. Iowa FAIR Plan Association 2700 Westown Pkwy Ste 415 West Des Moines, IA 50266-1431 Our telephone, FAX and email have not changed. We look forward to providing you “Fair Access to Insurance Requirements” from our new location!

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Facts About Home Heating Fires

Heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Here are steps you can take to reduce fire hazards in your home.

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IRS Form W-9

The Iowa FAIR Plan Association does not contract with producers. No agency relationship is established and producers have no binding authority. The only requirement to be a producer for the Iowa FAIR Plan Association is to hold a property & casualty license issued by the Iowa Insurance Division. It is required that an IRS Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification be on file prior to the distribution of commission. Click here for a copy of the current …

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Store Propane Tanks Outside

From the Iowa State Fire Marshal Division Fire safety Tip: Always store propane tanks outside of buildings or garages. Vapors leaked indoors can be easily ignited by pilot lights or electrical equipment, causing an explosion. Nationally, propane-related grilling accidents cause more than 6,000 fires and explosions annually, resulting in 20,000 ER visits and 20 deaths.

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New Employee – Kathy Lewis, API

The Iowa FAIR Plan Association is growing. At the same time, we are working to provide online inquiry and rating to our producers so to maintain our service standards we added a new position in March 2015. Please welcome Kathy Lewis to the Iowa FAIR Plan Association! Kathy brings many years of insurance and underwriting experience to the Iowa FAIR plan. Kathy holds the premiere Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designation from The Institutes. For the last 18 years, she …

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Iowa Arson Hotline

The Iowa FAIR Plan Association provides all funds needed to maintain the Iowa Arson Hotline (1-800-532-1459).  We also fund awards based on recommendations from the Iowa State Fire Marshal. The rewards are for information that helps in the resolution of suspected arson cases. We also fund awards based on recommendations from the Iowa State Fire Marshal. The awards are for information that helps in the resolution of suspected arson cases. For more information about the Iowa State Fire Marshal click …

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Vicky Barr, 35 Years and Counting!

In 1979, Voyager 1 passed Jupiter, McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal, Pope John Paul II visited Des Moines, the Compact Disc was invented, Iranian’s seized the US embassy and took 90 hostages for 444 days, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and Vicky Barr started working at the Iowa FAIR Plan Association. If you have been an Iowa FAIR Plan Association producer or policyholder you have talked to Vicky or she has helped you behind the scenes. In a recent interview she …

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IIAI 2014 Rural Agent Meeting

Many thanks to the 400 agents at the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa’s 2014 Rural Agents Conference for the opportunity to share information about the Iowa FAIR Plan Association. We appreciate your interest and the many inquiries since the meeting. Please let us know how we can help you to help your clients!

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New Employee – Amy Miller, AINS

In an event only slightly more frequent than the return of Halley’s Comet the Iowa FAIR Plan Association had an open customer service representative position. Please welcome Amy Miller, AINS. Amy is a licensed agent with many years of experience as a customer service representative at an independent insurance agency in West Des Moines. She is an Iowa State University graduate and holds the Associate in General Insurance designation from The Institutes. Amy has lived in Arizona and New Mexico before …

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