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Press Release- September 1, 2010

September is National Preparedness Month

Insurance Department to focus on educating Ohioans on being prepared from an insurance standpoint


COLUMBUSSeptember has been designated as National Preparedness Month. The Ohio Department of Insurance, along with government agencies across the state and nation, will spend the next month educating Ohioans on various ways to make sure Ohioans and their possessions are protected in the event a disaster were to strike.

“It’s extremely important that our citizens have their financial house in order before a disaster strikes,” said the Ohio Department of Insurance. “Far too often, we find that Ohioans think they are adequately insured only to realize after a disaster hits that they did not have the proper amount of coverage.  By that time, it’s too late.”

Insurance topics that will be highlights during National Preparedness Month include purchasing flood insurance, recovering from severe weather, creating a home inventory, and preparing a small business for a disaster.

Ohioans with questions concerning insurance are encouraged to call the Department’s consumer services hotline, 1-800-686-1526.  Additional tips and more information about insurance, including an online toolkit, can be found at the Department’s web site, www.insurance.ohio.gov.  


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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
Mike DeWine, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | Medicare Hotline: 800-686-1578