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Hurricane Preparedness for Insurance Agents

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by DougM

Hurricane Preparedness for Insurance Agents

Now that hurricane season is underway, you’ve probably taken steps within your home to ensure you’re prepared in the event of an emergency. And you may have sent some information out to your clients. But what about your “home away from home” – your business? While forecasters have predicted a quieter than normal hurricane season in 2015, it’s always important to be ready with a plan in case disaster strikes. In regards to your business, it can mean the difference between staying open to service the needs of your customers or shutting down for a few days.

Here are 6 steps you can take to make sure your business needs are covered in the event of a hurricane:


Being prepared at work, as well as at home, will help you address concerns during the aftermath.





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Don’t wait for a named storm to review your homeowner’s insurance policy.

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by DougM No Comments

hurricaneKatrinapictureThe Atlantic hurricane season is about to enter the most active phase as conditions for powerful storms improve across the basin.  According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, the Atlantic season begins on June 1 and the most active portion falls between Aug. 20 and October. Sept. 10 and is the statistical peak of the period.  Now is the time to review your homeowners insurance and discuss coverage options with your agent.

What is covered?

Most standard storm insurance policies cover storm damage – except from flooding.  For protection against rising water, you will need flood insurance.  Most policies are provided by the federal National Flood Insurance program.  In some coastal regions, home insurance policies exclude damage from wind and hail, so a separate windstorm policy may be vital.

Contact your local agent for assistance; if you do not have an Access Home Insurance Company insurance policy, go to Find an Agent  on the Access Home Insurance Company website to find an agent near you.

Be prepared

Having an emergency response plan, storm kit with a NOAA weather radio, flashlight, batteries, and first-aid items, and a copy of your insurance plan are essential.  For a more comprehensive list and information on what to do just before a storm and after a storm, go to How to Prepare for a Hurricane and download a free hurricane checklist.

Source:  *Insurance Journal; August 14, 2013

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