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The recent passing of Tropical Storms Danny and Erika have reminded us of the need to be prepared for heavy weather at this time of year. An important part of that preparation is checking your insurance policy to be sure your coverage adequately addresses your current needs.
- Have you recently reviewed the values of the property covered?
- Does your policy cover damage from the peril of windstorms?
Property insurance in the Virgin Islands is as affordable as it has been in a long time. Contact one of our Client Service Representatives to review your current coverage or receive a quote.
As for the rest of your storm preparation, we've put together some tips to help protect your business, organization or family...Read More
What Does Flood Insurance Cover?
A standard insurance policy does not cover damages from flooding. A separate Flood policy is needed to cover losses to your property caused by flooding, which provides coverage for things such as:
- Structural damage
- Furnace, water heater and air conditioner
- Flood debris clean up
- Floor surfaces (carpeting and tile)
You can also purchase a Flood Insurance policy to cover the contents of your home, such as furniture, collectibles, clothing, jewelry and artwork.
Flood Insurance means you’ll be reimbursed for all of your covered losses. Plus, unlike federal aid, it never has to be repaid. As long as your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), you’re eligible to purchase Flood Insurance.
In general, a policy does not take effect until 30 days after you purchase flood insurance. So, if the weather forecast announces a flood alert for your area and you want to purchase coverage, it’s already too late. You will not be insured if you buy a policy a few days before a flood. However, if your lender requires flood insurance in connection with the making, increasing, extending or renewing of your loan, there is no waiting period.
Quick flood preparation tips
Read the full compliance bulletin
National Flood Insurance Program - www.floodsmart.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency - www.fema.gov
FEMA's Flood Insurance Information - www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program
* Averages based upon most recent FEMA data. Consult your Marshall & Sterling representative for actual coverage rates and specifications.
Giving Back to the Community
On a normal day, Gistel Flavius is a Financial Assistant at Marshall & Sterling Insurance, but once a week her boss lets her leave during the workday to give back to the community through her volunteer efforts with Junior Achievement of the Virgin Islands, a non-profit that places business professionals in local schools to teach the basics of entrepreneurship and personal finance.
Opti-Sail - 2012
Commitment to our
"And I would like to suggest something that each and every one of us should do right now, something that has long been a requirement of Economic Development Commission beneficiaries, but that now should become the policy and practice of us all, and that is to support Virgin Islands businesses first."
Governor John P. deJongh
Marshall & Sterling Insurance supports Governor deJongh's statement from his 2012 State of the Territory address, and we encourage the Virgin Islands business community to Think Local First!
What is clear is that risk management, loss control and safety continue to be crucial to the success of any business insurance package, regardless of market conditions. Now is a good time to evaluate your business’s risk management plan as a whole to ensure your business can attain favorable pricing regardless of market conditions.
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