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Jan 28, 2016, 10:16 ET
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For Owners of Insured Homes, Cars or Other Property Damaged by the Blizzard, the First Step to Recovery is Filing a Claim

As millions dig out from one of the heaviest snowfalls ever to hit the eastern United States, many may have questions about the claims filing...

Dec 21, 2015, 11:58 ET
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Happy--and Safe!--Holidays: 5 Tips For Disaster-Free Festivities

 Family, friends and festivities should be the focus of the holiday season, but don't let this joyous time be marred by fire, theft, accidents...

Dec 15, 2015, 15:06 ET
New I.I.I. Consumer Survey Reveals Gaps in Insurance Knowledge

I.I.I. Releases Pulse Points Survey: "What Homeowners, Renters And Drivers Know--and Ought To Know--about Insurance"

 For millions of Americans their home is their biggest investment, yet understanding how to protect it remains a challenge for many consumers,...

Nov 10, 2015, 11:25 ET
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They Say That With Age Comes Wisdom; Be Wise And Use The New I.I.I. Preparedness Checklist For Seniors To Plan Ahead For A Disaster

To help older citizens and their caregivers get ready to face natural disasters, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) has created a...

Oct 21, 2015, 16:20 ET
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U.S. Cyber Insurance Market Demonstrates Growth, Innovation In Wake Of High Profile Data Breaches

U.S. businesses spent more than $2 billion for cyber insurance last year as interest in this coverage grew dramatically following numerous high...

Oct 06, 2015, 14:26 ET

Inundación masiva en Carolina del Sur causa grandes daños, sin embargo muchos consumidores carecen del seguro necesario en caso de inundación

Las catastróficas inundaciones en Carolina del Sur durante el fin de semana son un crudo recordatorio de que este es el desastre natural...

Oct 05, 2015, 18:16 ET
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Massive Flooding In South Carolina; Many Consumers Lack Flood Insurance

The catastrophic floods in South Carolina over the weekend provide a stark reminder that flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in...

Oct 01, 2015, 13:21 ET
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MEDIA ADVISORY: I.I.I. Experts Available to Discuss Disaster Preparedness, Hurricanes and Insurance as Hurricane Joaquin Moves toward the Atlantic Seaboard

 Reporters covering Hurricane Joaquin, which could bring heavy rains, flooding and strong winds to the East Coast as early as this weekend, are...

Sep 25, 2015, 11:05 ET

¿Perdida de por vida? Cinco pasos para localizar una póliza de seguro de vida extraviada

Los beneficios del seguro de vida a veces quedan sin reclamar después de la muerte de un ser querido, sencillamente porque los beneficiarios...

Sep 24, 2015, 11:58 ET
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Lost For Life? Five Steps For Tracking Down A Lost Life Insurance Policy

 Life insurance benefits are sometimes left unclaimed after the death of a loved one, simply because the beneficiaries were unaware of the...

Sep 23, 2015, 15:26 ET
Is Your Business Ready for Peak Hurricane Season? A Visual Guide From the I.I.I. & IBHS

New IBHS & I.I.I. Infographic Provides Visual Guide To Business Owners Preparing For A Disaster

A new infographic from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) can help...

Sep 17, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Protect Your Family and Your Finances during Peak Hurricane Season

 With hurricane season at its peak, safety experts remind families that it is important to learn more about your flood risk and the essentials...

Sep 08, 2015, 11:51 ET

New Animated Video Demystifies The Hows And Whys Of Life Insurance

 It's Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM). So what better time to ask yourself a few important questions: "Why do I need life insurance?";...

Aug 26, 2015, 07:35 ET

10 años después, ¿qué podemos aprender del Huracán Katrina? Lecciones importantes para prepararse para el próximo gran desastre natural

Diez años después del huracán más costoso en la historia de Estados Unidos, el Huracán Katrina está...

Aug 25, 2015, 11:25 ET
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10 Years Later, What Can We Learn From Hurricane Katrina? Essential Preparedness Lessons For The Next Big Natural Disaster

Ten years after the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina is being remembered for its devastating toll on residents in six coastal...

Aug 24, 2015, 16:54 ET
Insurance Information Institute Presents Katrina at 10: A Disaster and Its Impact by the Numbers

Contact The I.I.I. For Insurance Expertise, Information And Analysis On The 10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

Reporters covering the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and interested in interviewing insurance experts about hurricanes, floods and other...

Aug 19, 2015, 08:56 ET

El ABC de los seguros para estudiantes universitarios: Pequeños detalles que evitan grandes problemas de cobertura para las pertenencias personales

Antes de que su hijo se vaya a vivir en el campus universitario, es una buena idea examinar sus pólizas de seguro para cerciorarse que las...

Aug 18, 2015, 11:47 ET
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Coverage 101: Minor Steps Can Prevent Major Headaches When Insuring College Students' Possessions Away From Home

 Before your college student heads off to campus, it is a good idea to review your insurance policies to make sure their personal possessions...

Jul 23, 2015, 15:03 ET
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How To Pick The Right Rental Car Insurance Options

 If renting a car is part of your summer vacation plans, the good news is you have a lot of options, according to the Insurance Information...

Jun 22, 2015, 11:32 ET
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Number Of Lightning Related Homeowners Insurance Claims Dropped In 2014, But Severity Up; Fewer Thunderstorms, Awareness And Protection Efforts Contributing Factors

 The number of insurance claims from lightning strikes in the United States continued its steady decline, as severe thunderstorm activity eased...