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September Is National Preparedness Month; Make Sure Your Business Is Disaster Ready

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from natural catastrophes like a hurricane, flood or wildfire, to man-made events such as civil disorder or a terrorist attack. But one thing is certain—a disaster can devastate…

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Another Northern California Quake Underlines Importance of Having Earthquake Insurance

While the 5.7 earthquake that shook the coast of Northern California on Wednesday caused no major damage or injuries, it did serve as a vivid reminder that people in many parts of the U.S. face…

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After The Quake: How Business Owners Can Prepare For an Insurance Adjuster’s Visit

After reporting a loss, your insurance company will either send a proof of loss form for you to fill out, or schedule an appointment for an insurance adjuster to inspect the site and guide you…

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Earthquakes: Risk and Insurance Issues

he U.S. has about 20,000 earthquakes a year, mostly small, and 42 states are at risk of quakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Insured losses from earthquakes were about $45 million in 2013, far…

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Droughts and Heat Waves

On January 20, 2014 Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in response to the worst drought conditions in California in a century. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, some parts of the state…

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Earthquake Insurance Is Not Just for Californians; Quakes Are Possible in Many Areas and Can Occur

FEW AMERICANS PURCHASE EARTHQUAKE COVERAGE TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES APRIL 2, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 — California carries two-thirds of the nation’s earthquake…

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New App from Insurance Information Institute Helps Users Prepare For a Catastrophe

A free mobile disaster preparedness app from the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) delivers checklists, communication tools and vital safety tips to prepare users for hurricanes, wildfire, severe winter weather, earthquakes and other disasters. The best…

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