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Floods & Cleaning Up Tips

Courtesy of iii.org Cleaning up after a flood can pose health risks. You and your family should wait to re-enter your home until professionals tell you it is safe, with no structural, electrical or other hazards. Before you start cleanup activities, contact your insurance company and take pictures of the home and your belongings. Remember, more »

Insurance Helping Communities

Courtesy of iii.org Each year, the insurance industry comes together for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Week of Giving. During this eight-day international and industry-wide initiative, insurance professionals complete volunteer projects in support of community nonprofit organizations. The IICF is a nonprofit organization that unites the insurance industry in helping communities and enriching lives more »

Stay Safe on the Highway

Courtesy of iii.org The cost and crashworthiness of vehicles as well as driversÂ’ safety habits affect the cost of auto insurance. Out of concern for public safety and to help reduce the cost of crashes, insurers support safe driving initiatives. The insurance industry is a major supporter of anti-drunk driving and seatbelt usage campaigns. Lives more »

Claims Settlement Process

Courtesy of iii.org After a disaster, you want to get back to normal as soon as possible, and your insurance company wants that too! You may get multiple checks from your insurer as you make temporary repairs, permanent repairs and replace damaged belongings. Here’s what you need to know about claims payments. The initial payment more »

Irma FAQ for Insurance Claims

Courtesy of iii.org In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, policyholders may have questions about how insurance works following a natural disaster. Here are some answers to many of these common questions. Q. Are flood losses covered under my homeowners insurance policy? A. Standard homeowners and renters insurance policies do not cover flood more »

Hurricane Relief by Insurance Industry

Courtesy of iii.org In addition to settling insurance claims the insurance industry is also strongly committed to raising charitable funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization that unites the insurance industry in helping communities and enriching lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership, has established a Hurricane more »

What’s Next-After the Hurricane-Guidelines-Part 2

Courtesy of iii.org Other factors Compliance with current building codes: Building codes require structures to be built to certain minimum standards. In areas likely to be hit by hurricanes, for example, buildings must be able to withstand high winds. If your home was damaged and it was not in compliance with current local building codes, more »

After the Storm-Insurance Guidelines-Part 1

Courtesy of iii.org What you need to know about how to file a claim how the claim process works what’s covered and what’s not First Steps Contact your agent or company immediately. Find out: Whether the damage is covered under the terms of your policy how long you have to file a claim whether your more »

Back to School & Insurance

Courtesy of iii.org With burglaries constituting approximately 50 percent of all on-campus crimes, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, it is more important than ever that college students and their parents review their insurance coverage. For students who live in a dorm, most personal possessions are covered under their parents’ homeowners or renters more »

Flood Preparation

Courtesy of iii.org Watches/warnings: Flood watches are issued when rain is heavy enough to cause rivers to overflow. Flood warnings describe the severity of the situation and indicate when and where the flood will begin. Flash flood watches are issued when heavy rain is occurring or is expected to occur. Flash flood warnings are issued more »

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