MEDIA ADVISORY: I.I.I. Insurance Experts Available To Discuss Insurance Implications Of Hurricane Matthew

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Press Office: (212) 346-5500; media@iii.org

 

NEW YORK, October 5, 2016 — Reporters covering Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for information about the insurance implications of hurricanes, as well as interviews and analysis.

 

The I.I.I. can provide coverage information, economic analysis of hurricanes and other natural disasters, claims filing tips, as well as the following:

 

 

Wind damage from tropical storms and hurricanes is covered under standard homeowners, renters and business insurance policies. Flood damage resulting from heavy rain, storm surge and hurricanes is excluded under standard policies. Flood coverage is available, however, from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and from a few private insurers.

 

Damage to cars is covered under the optional comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy. This includes wind damage, flooding and even falling objects such as tree limbs.

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

To arrange a media interview with a subject matter expert, please contact Loretta Worters, vice president, Communications at 212-346-5545 (O); 917-620-0982 (M); lorettaw@iii.org. She can put you in touch with both national experts and regional representatives in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. 

 

For Spanish language interviews, contact Elianne González at 954-684-4410; elianneg@iii.org.

 

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Disaster Planning for Older Adults

Homeowners and Renters Insurance

Preparing an Evacuation Plan

Settling an Insurance Claim After a Disaster

 

USEFUL APPS

The I.I.I. offers free mobile apps: The Know Your Stuff® home inventory tool and Know Your Plan®, which helps you, your famil, and even your pets prepare to safely get out of harm’s way.

 

VIDEOS

Are You Underinsured?

Disaster Planning with Pets

Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim: Six Steps

Making Your Home More Hurricane-Resistant: Five Steps

 

The I.I.I. has a full library of educational videos on its You Tube Channel. Information about I.I.I. mobile apps can be found here.

 

THE I.I.I. IS A NONPROFIT, COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.

Insurance Information Institute, 110 William Street, New York, NY 10038; (212) 346-5500; www.iii.org

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