For Every Phase of the Real Estate Lifecycle
Sometimes referred to as City Homes or Urban Homes, these are multi-family properties that range from two to 100 units. What makes them qualify? Their urban location — Boston, Philidelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, — and the unique needs these types of properties.
The broker portal is an online platform where registered brokers and agents can quote, bind, and service accounts efficiently! For more information on all of the portal's capabilities, check out our Overview page.
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As a managing general agency, we work exclusively with brokers. Insureds are not able to access the portal.
Submit and service accounts for the following programs:
- New York Brick & Brownstone
- Builder's Risk
- Vacant Building
- Community Association Umbrella
- Directors and Officers
- Real Estate Umbrella
- Limited Service Hotels
- City Homes
Don't see the programs you want?
Don't worry! We have them. It's just that they currently utilize a different application method. Click on the links below to submit:
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Using the online portal is the quickest way to make changes to a policy or to submit new business. If eligible, you can bind these transactions on the spot. Here is a quick guide to help you the next time you need to submit an endorsement.
Most of our programs are agency billed only. We do, however, support direct billing for our Vacant Building, Builder's Risk, and Re-Modeler's Risk programs. You can choose this option on the pricing and options page before binding.
You can find your overall balance and view outstanding payments and credits by using our Accounting Statement report. See our Reports Tutorial to help you get started.
We currently accept online payments for agency billed and direct billed policies. The link to pay online can be found on the invoice. To view the invoice, navigate to the policy summary screen and use the attachments tab. Invoice Document Retrieval Guide
Yes! Your Accounting Statement report has a search function that allows you to look up a specific policy and find out if anything is owed. See our Reports Tutorial to help you get started. If you sent payment and the policy still shows as unpaid, we are likely still awaiting receipt. If it shows as paid, job well done! If you have any questions about your payment, don't hesitate to contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 888.355.4626.
We are working on providing loss runs on the portal. In the meantime, please send your request for loss runs to email@example.com.
If there are any other features you'd like to see available/improved, please use the suggestion box to share your thoughts!
We're sorry your insured has had a claim, but we're happy to help. Please submit the claim directly to the carrier on the policy. The instructions for submitting your claim can be found on your individual policy. A listing of each of our carrier's claim reporting addresses can be found here.
Brokerage Merger and Acquisition.
A merger can occur when two or more existing brokerages (or entities) unite.
An acquisition can occur when an individual or firm purchase some or all the assets and/or stock of a brokerage firm or entity.
A Brokerage Merger /Acquisition Form is applicable only when it involves the acquisition of an existing book of business placed through Distinguished.
Additionally, if the acquiring brokerage firm is not currently registered with us, you will need to complete the registration process and execute our Retail Brokerage Agreement.
A Producer ID is a set of letters and numbers (typically 8 characters long) that is assigned to each office location of a brokerage firm that is registered with Distinguished. This Producer ID can be found on invoices sent to the retail broker aor policyholder.
Yes, the acquiring brokerage firm would need to register in order for the Merger/Acquisition process to be completed in our system. Please click the following link to complete the registration process prior to submitting the Brokerage Merger/Acquisition Form and supporting documentation:
A list of all locations/branch offices to be transferred to the acquiring entity should be submitted with the Brokerage Merger/Acquisition Form. This includes physical and mailing street, city, state, and zip code.
A Branch Office is considered another location from which operations are conducted under the same legal entity name and Tax ID/FEIN as a registered entity/location that has a valid Retail Brokerage Agreement (RBA) on file with us (one RBA shall suffice for all branch offices).
Yes, please complete the entire Brokerage Merger/Acquisition Form and select “Specific policies to be transferred to the Buyer per the attached list.” in Section IV of the form.
A Retail Brokerage Agreement (RBA) is a contract that outlines the duties, responsibilities and conduct of our business relationship. If the acquiring firm is not registered with Distinguished or does not have a valid RBA on file with us, you must register and/or execute an RBA prior to conducting business with Distinguished. This agreement is a separate document from the Brokerage Merger/Acquisition Form and must be reviewed and signed by an authorized representative of your brokerage.
Documentation that finalized the Merger/Acquisition between the two firms and signed by both parties, classifies as written confirmation. This includes, but is not limited to, a Notification of Sale, Bill of Sale, Asset Purchase Agreement, and Plan of Merger.
Yes, a list of policyholders showing your assigned account representatives is needed to identify whom we should direct policyholder information to at the acquiring brokerage. Otherwise, Policy documents and communications will continue to be sent to the existing email address/domain of the account handler currently assigned to each policy.