Dover, DE — With 2 major hurricanes approaching the Eastern Seaboard—Irma and Jose—now is the time to take a few moments to locate important documents including your homeowners’ insurance policy and policy numbers. We are only halfway through the hurricane season and this is the perfect time – before a storm or natural disaster – to review insurance policies and re-evaluate your risk. It’s important to keep contact information on hand.
Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro stated, “Before a storm hits have your Insurance information stored safely and important contact information on hand. Taking a picture of your policy’s emergency contact phone numbers and your policy number is easy from your phone, tablet or other mobile device that you will have with you in the event of a disaster.”
Natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time. In fact, the U.S. has experienced significant shifts in the frequency, severity and location of disasters. According to 2017 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) study, consumers aren’t connecting the dots between these shifts and the impact on their home insurance needs. Fewer than 22 percent of homeowners view weather patterns or natural disasters as an important factor when updating their homeowners’ insurance policy. Missing these links can be costly.
Before a storm hits, consider the following tips to keep your family and home safe:
If consumers have any questions about hurricane preparedness and their homeowners’ insurance policy, they are encouraged to call the Division of Consumer Services at (302) 674-7310, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Vince Ryan
Office: (302) 674-7303
Delaware Department of Insurance
Dover Office: 302-674-7300
Consumer Services Division: 1-800-282-8611
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