NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Disasters can happen anywhere. Whether it's wildfires in the west or hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. That's why getting the right type and amount of insurance for your home or business is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
Every year insurers pay billions of dollars in claims from such disasters, according to the I.I.I.
To help viewers understand what is and isn't covered by their insurance and to choose the best coverage for their needs and budget, the I.I.I.'s disaster preparedness expert, Jeanne M. Salvatore, will be available via satellite media tour on Tuesday, August 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. In studio interviews are also available.
The I.I.I. spokesperson can talk about:
How to understand your policy—and questions to ask your insurance professional when purchasing insurance for your home, auto, or business.
Which disasters are covered by standard homeowners and business insurance policies--and which are not covered.
The specific types of coverage audiences in your market need --and which ones they don't need to waste money on).
The importance of an insurance checklist.
What a deductible is (and how it works).
Why insurance is necessary even when it is not mandatory.
How to get insurance money faster after a disaster by understanding the claims process.
The importance of having an up-to-date home inventory - there's an app for that! – 'Know Your Stuff App'.
Ways to save money on home and renters insurance and still be protected when disaster strikes.
Free resources to keep people and property safe while protecting their finances.
I.I.I.'s Insurance Expert:
Jeanne M. Salvatore, senior vice president, chief communications officer and consumer spokesperson: Ms. Salvatore plays a highly public role in representing the I.I.I. and the insurance industry. Ms. Salvatore works closely with national and local media, appearing often on radio, TV and in print as a spokesperson for insurance-related issues that directly affect the consumer, both individual and commercial. She serves as the industry liaison to numerous consumer, education, safety and community-based organizations. She also has an expertise in disaster response, providing consumer information for victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. She works closely with FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program.
Reporters interested in booking a satellite media tour interview, please contact Susan Higgins at:[email protected]; (212) 736-2727.