Courtesy of iii.org Natural disasters (such as a flood, earthquake, hurricane or tornado) sometimes invite another type of disaster: “Storm Chasers” who try to profit from others’ unfortunate circumstances. These profiteers take many forms – from workers posing as qualified contractors to “volunteers” trying to help only themselves to lawyers and public adjusters offering to
Courtesy of iii.org Avoid these pitfalls when buying auto, home, flood and renters insurance. Saving money feels good. And shopping around when you’re looking for insurance coverage is a great way to do it. However, simply reducing your coverage or dropping important coverages altogether is like diet without exercise—focused only on numbers, not on results.
Courtesy of iii.org The vehicle you own, your personal priorities and your budget all factor into your unique auto insurance needs. Before comparing policies and insurers, evaluate how you use your car and what risks you face to figure out what options make the best sense for you. 1. How much do you drive? Do
Courtesy of iii.org Homeowners coverage provides financial protection against loss due to disasters, theft and accidents. Most standard policies include four essential types of coverage: coverage for the structure of your home; coverage for your personal belongings; liability protection; coverage for additional living expenses Coverage for the structure of your home Your homeowners policy pays
Courtesy of iii.org Following a hurricane or other disaster, getting back to normal can take some time. To assist in the recovery process, the Triple-I has compiled useful information around post-disaster safety and insurance coverage questions, with detailed guidance on how to file a claim. In addition, resources specific to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and
Courtesy of iii.org My five-year-old nephew, Ben, is a great source of pride to his electrician father, Dan. Last Halloween, Ben refused to trick-or-treat at a particular house because he noticed that the decorations there were a fire hazard. Halloween is supposed to be fun, but it has always involved risks and potential liabilities. The