Be Prepared

We encourage everyone to Be Prepared. Whether it be for a natural disaster or a minor fender-bender, being prepared will allow you to better manage an event.

Policy Review – Be Prepared for an insurance claim by scheduling a policy review with one of our licensed agents. We will review your policy coverages, deductibles, discounts and much more.

Accident Guides – Most drivers fail to obtain sufficient information after an automobile accident. Be prepared by having accident guides in all your vehicles. An accident guide will give you instructions on what to do after an accident and what information to collect at the accident scene. Contact us to request accident guides for all your vehicles.

Know Your Stuff – It is important for everyone to keep a home inventory, but the process can be time-consuming and difficult. A helpful tool is the Insurance Information Institute’s Know Your Stuff tool.

 

Here are some helpful links to additional resources that will help you Be Prepared:

American Red Cross – Disaster relief at home and abroad, CPR certification and first aid courses, blood donation, and emergency preparedness.

BEECN (Portland Bureau of Emergency Management)  A BEECN is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury.

Being Safe (pdf) – Being Safe at Work, Home, and on the Road.

Institute for Business & Home Safety – Where building safety research leads to real-world solutions.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Independent, nonprofit, research and communications organizations funded by auto insurers and dedicated to reducing highway crash deaths, injuries and property losses.

Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education – The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions to safeguard their families’ financial futures.

National Flood Insurance Program – FloodSmart provides flood insurance, flood zone maps, floodplain maps and flood information to help protect your home from flooding and elevated water tables.

Ready.gov – Emergency preparedness guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, lists and explains specific threats and response.

SaferCar.gov – Dedicated to educating the public on how to purchase safe vehicles.