5 Basic insurance tips for hurricane season
By Steve Papola
important for you and
and your family to be prepared for the un-
not only reduce your your
risk of harm, they may also accelerate
your recovery process:
1. Review Your Insurance Policy
Better understand the coverages you have purchased by
thor oughly reading through your policy. If you have any
questions or concerns, speak to your agent.
2. Complete a Household Inventory
Speed up your claims processing after a storm by documenting
the contents of your home. Document your inventory
by creating a list of your belongings and their estimated
value. Creating an inventory can be as simple as writing
it down with a pen and paper, or by taking pictures and
videos with your smartphone. Be sure to keep more than
one copy of your inventory, and place it in a secure location.
3. Store Your Important Documents
in a Safe and Dry Place
Keep your insurance policies
and other important documents
in waterproof packaging.
Included in those documents
should be your policy
number as well as your insurer’s
4. Prepare Your Property Now
Consider your home’s vulnerability
to damages caused
nance is the best way to avoid major repairs if a hurricane
or storm were to make landfall.
5. Develop an Emergency Plan Well in Advance of a Storm
Take necessary precautions to protect yourself, your family,
and your property by developing an emergency plan.
Establish a safe meeting place and develop several escape
routes to get there. If you must evacuate, be sure to shut off
your electricity and lock up all doors and windows.
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