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Aug 18, 2014, 15:16 ET

Potential Cost Of Earthquakes Is Growing, But Number Of Americans With Coverage Is Declining In Many Parts Of The Country

In some areas of the country, a combination of increasing urban development in seismically active areas and large numbers of older buildings that...

Jul 28, 2014, 15:27 ET

The I.I.I. Explains How To Financially Protect Your Home Against A Disaster

 Before peak hurricane season take the time to review your homeowners or renters insurance policy and make sure you have the right amount and...

Jul 07, 2014, 12:11 ET

As Summer Travel Season Begins, I.I.I. Offers Road Map To Help Consumers Navigate Car Rental Insurance Options

If you're renting a car this summer, you have more choices than ever. What hasn't changed is the importance of protecting yourself with the right...

Jun 30, 2014, 16:09 ET

Media Advisory: I.I.I. Experts Available to Speak on California Insurance Issues

California reporters are invited to contact the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) for questions and insights about disasters and insurance,...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:56 ET

Number, Cost of Homeowners Insurance Claims From Lightning Fell in 2013; Dry Conditions, Fewer Powerful Thunderstorms a Contributing Factor

Insured losses to homes from lightning strikes in the United States fell to their lowest level in a decade last year, as severe thunderstorm...

May 22, 2014, 11:32 ET

Media Advisory: NOAA To Issue 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Today; For Resources And Experts On Catastrophes And Insurance, Contact The I.I.I.

 Reporters covering the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) news conference today on the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season...

May 14, 2014, 10:18 ET

National Dog Bite Prevention Week Is May 18-24; Average Number Of Dog Bite Claims Is On The Rise Nationwide

 Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2013, costing more than $483...

May 08, 2014, 16:28 ET

A Gift For Mother's Day That Will Give Her Peace Of Mind All Year Long: Create A Disaster Preparedness Plan For Mom!

Flowers wither and chocolate disappears in a flash, but a well thought out disaster plan is a gift that provides peace of mind all year long,...

Apr 22, 2014, 12:30 ET

New Insurance Information Institute Animated Video, "[Not So Risky] Business," Simplifies Business Coverage For Millions Of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs and business owners everywhere have questions about business insurance—and to answer queries about everything from business...

Apr 14, 2014, 15:12 ET

Media Advisory: I.I.I. Staff at National Hurricane Conference in Orlando this Week, Providing Educational Outreach for Hurricane Season

 With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season barely two weeks away, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) will have three of its...

Mar 27, 2014, 11:17 ET

Water, Water Everywhere … But When It Floods, Is The Damage Covered By Your Insurance?

Just when you stopped worrying that another Polar Vortex would bring more severe cold, snow and ice, rising spring temperatures pose another risk:...

Mar 12, 2014, 15:05 ET

Media Advisory: Reporters With Questions About The Insurance Implications Of The Explosion In East Harlem Can Contact The I.I.I.

Damage to insured properties caused by the explosion in East Harlem, New York, earlier today are likely to be covered by standard property...

Mar 04, 2014, 11:42 ET

With Spring Comes Flood Season; Make Sure Your Business Remains Liquid With The Proper Insurance

The above average snowfall this year is likely to create optimal conditions for widespread flooding this spring that could wreak havoc on...

Feb 26, 2014, 10:06 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: The I.I.I. Answers the Question: Is Damage Caused by Potholes Covered by Auto Insurance?

The severe winter of 2014 has left in its wake roadways that look like the surface of the moon, and has consumers wondering: "Is my car covered for...

Feb 11, 2014, 15:30 ET

Vacationers Concerned About Extreme Weather Urged To Consider Travel Insurance

 Polar Vortexes and historic snowfalls as far south as Houston, TX have resulted in cancelled flights, frayed nerves and delayed vacations. But...

Jan 22, 2014, 15:07 ET

I.I.I. Insurance Tips for Homeowners Renting Out Their Homes for Super Bowl Week

Tips for Homeowners Looking to Score During Big Game Homeowners and renters looking to make extra money by renting out their homes to visitors...

Jan 16, 2014, 10:49 ET

20-Year Anniversary Of Northridge Earthquake A Reminder To Be Prepared And Have The Right Insurance Coverage

All Eyes on Northridge and Earthquake Preparedness January 17 marks the 20th anniversary of the Northridge, California, earthquake. The...

Dec 31, 2013, 11:28 ET

Make A New Year's Resolution To Save Money On Your Auto And Homeowners Insurance In 2014

Five Tips to Cut Your Insurance Costs, Without Being Dangerously Underinsured Trimming ongoing expenses is a popular New Year's resolution for...

Dec 23, 2013, 14:17 ET

The Santa Clause: Insurance Tips For St. Nick

 Santa may know who is naughty and nice, but does he know how to keep his global gift giving enterprise running on all cylinders? Presents...

Dec 12, 2013, 15:44 ET

Planning To Rent Out Your Home For Super Bowl Week? Make Sure You're Properly Insured First

Peer-to-Peer Rentals May Be Considered a Business and Require Different Coverage  Homeowners looking to score a windfall by renting out...