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Check Your Insurance Coverage

GLEN BURNIE, MD (September 21, 2018) – September 9-15 is focused on the theme of “Check Your Insurance Coverage” before disaster strikes as part of September’s National Preparedness Month. Whether a house fire, a tornado, or a hurricane, disaster can strike at any time, so it is vital to understand your insurance policy and what it covers.  
  
Many states have increased deductibles for hurricanes and not all hurricane-related losses are covered under traditional policies. Even if not related to a hurricane, most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover damage or losses from flooding. Review your policy, ensure you are adequately covered, and understand any exclusions. Contact your insurance provider or agent for explanations, proactive measures you can take that that may save you money, and any changes to ensure you are properly insured. If you are not insured against floods, talk to your agent or visit https://www.floodsmart.gov/. Renter’s insurance policies are also available and should be considered as a way of protecting your belongings.  
 
For more information on insurance coverage in disaster, stop by the Maryland Insurance Administration booth at the Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marley Station Mall. With over 45 exhibits and live demonstrations, this is a free, fun, family-friendly way to be better prepared. 
 
 
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