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BB&T Insurance Services earns recognition from FEMA

Sep 26, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently named BB&T Insurance Services as one of three "Agencies of the Year" for contributions to the National Flood Insurance Program.

BB&T Insurance Services was recognized for superior flood insurance revenue growth of 45 percent in 2012.

FEMA also lauded BB&T for:

  • innovative marketing strategies
  • flood awareness activities
  • adherence to established underwriting guidelines
  • specialized training for sales agents

Flood Department Supervisor Karissa Nadeau obtained her Associate in National Flood Insurance (ANFI) designation in 2012, and her team of four sales agents has started work on theirs.

FEMA typically receives nominations for its Agency of the Year award from Write Your Own insurance companies; insurance trade associations; lenders; claims adjusters; flood zone determination companies; FEMA and National Flood Insurance Program Regional Offices; state and local officials; and other insurance agencies.

About BB&T Insurance Services
Raleigh, N.C.-based BB&T Insurance Services, the sixth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and the sixth largest internationally, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BB&T Corporation. BB&T Insurance Services operates more than 100 insurance agencies in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and California. It consistently earns Greenwich Excellence customer satisfaction awards for large corporate and middle-market insurance brokerage in the United States. Visit to learn more.

About BB&T
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $182.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of $23.8 billion, as of June 30, 2013. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 1,851 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at More information about BB&T Corporation is available at


For further information: Mike Arnaud, SVP, Personal Lines Manager, BB&T Insurance Services, (336) 931-6220,

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