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Disaster Planning & Insurance - Jack Evins, Texas Insurance of Board Disaster Planning & Insurance - Jack Evins, Texas Insurance of Board Presentation Transcript

  • EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS HOW INSURANCE & TDI CAN HELP JACK EVINS TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
  • TOPICS - OVERVIEW
    • What we learned from Ike
    • Insurance policies
      • Types of coverages
      • Purchasing considerations
    • TDI’s role regarding disasters
    • How to get more information from TDI
  • WHAT WE LEARNED FROM IKE
    • At least 790,000 claims
    • Estimated insured losses of > $10B
    • > 4,800 complaints filed with TDI
    • > $27M returned to consumers
    • Top five reasons for complaints:
      • Claims delays
      • Unsatisfactory settlements/offers
      • Denial of claims
      • Customer service
      • Agent handling
  • PROPERTY INSURANCE
    • Understand covered perils
      • What’s covered under your property policy?
      • Windstorm coverage & the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA)
      • Flood coverage & the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • PROPERTY INSURANCE
    • Homeowners
      • Multiple and diverse policy forms
      • Home (structure)
      • Contents
      • Water damage & mold
      • Liability
      • Additional living expenses
  • PROPERTY INSURANCE
    • Other property coverages
      • Renters (tenant) & other dwelling
      • Commercial (fire & extended coverages)
      • Business income
      • Auto
      • Mobile home
  • BE INSURANCE-READY
    • Important considerations – Review your policy
      • Replacement cost vs. actual cash value
      • Deductibles
      • Endorsements – add/delete coverages
    • Know who you’re dealing with
      • Licensed insurers/agents
      • Surplus lines insurance
    • Prepare your evacuation kit (important papers, company/agent contact info, prescriptions, etc.)
  • DEALING WITH A DISASTER
    • Notify your company or agent
    • Inventory/document damaged property
    • Responsibility to prevent further damage
    • Keep receipts for reasonable repair expenses
    • Make your address visible
  • DEALING WITH A DISASTER
    • Be present for adjuster’s inspection
    • The role of public adjusters
    • Use reputable contractor(s)
    • Contact TDI for assistance
  • TDI’S ROLE IN DISASTERS
    • Coordination with other state/federal agencies
    • Coordination with insurance industry
    • Loss prevention
    • Combat insurance fraud
    • Report fraud! 1-888-327-8818
    • or online at www.tdi.state.tx.us/fraud/onlinereport.html
  • TDI’S ROLE IN DISASTERS
    • Consumer assistance
      • Consumer publications
      • Outreach activities
      • Consumer help-line: 1-800-252-3439
      • Website: www.tdi.state.tx.us
        • StormLink
        • Disaster “resource pages”
  • TDI WEBSITE RESOURCES
  • TDI WEBSITE RESOURCES
  • TDI WEBSITE RESOURCES
    • Thank you!