USI Helps Clients Respond to Catastrophic Events
Resources to Protect Businesses, Families & Property
Hurricanes and tropical storms with strong winds, heavy rain and flooding wreak havoc across the United States, causing distress to local businesses and communities.
USI has compiled a series of critical resources to help individuals and businesses prepare for catastrophic events and their aftermath. Below are a few critical recommendations along with links to additional information and resources.
CLAIMS CONTACT INFO
Client Emergency Claims Kit – Includes important claims reporting phone numbers.
|Commercial P&C||Please contact your claims representative or anyone from your client service team.
Find your local USI office
|Select / Small Commercial P&C||Southeast Clients:
855.874.1270 | email@example.com
855.874.1450 | firstname.lastname@example.org
|Personal Risk Service Center||Please contact your personal risk regional service team. View contact information.|
Should you receive a recording, please leave a message and a USI representative will respond as soon as possible.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY & CASUALTY CLIENTS
Hurricanes can cost businesses billions of dollars in property damage and business interruption losses. In 2021, Hurricane Ida caused $36 billion in insured losses, according to Munch RE.
To learn about how to minimize the impact of catastrophic claims on your business, including solutions and tactics to address the additional challenges due to COVID-19 during a catastrophe event, refer to USI’s Preparedness Guidebooks.
Click on a Guidebook below for checklists and practical guidance to help your business prepare for and recover from natural disaster events, hurricanes, and flooding:
- Natural Disaster and Emergency Preparedness (severe weather, earthquake, wildfire, flood)
- Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness
- Flood Preparedness Guidelines
For help and information on how to submit a claim, please consult our Client Emergency Claims Kit.
PERSONAL RISK CLIENTS
To help prepare for a hurricane, and learn what to do (or not do) during and after it strikes, refer to USI’s Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for individuals and their families.
As wildfires are becoming more commonplace, adequate preparation may make the difference for your home and family’s safety. To help prepare for a wildfire and learn what to do (or not do) if disaster strikes, refer to USI’s Wildfire Checklist.
Earthquakes continue to strike around the world. Adequate preparation is key for your home and family. To learn more about earthquake safety, review our Earthquake Preparedness Checklist.
Read Natural Disaster Planning: Expect the Worst, Leave Nothing to Chance and learn more about USI’s best practices and key resources to help clients better manage natural disaster risks.
To expedite claim processing, gather policy information including carrier name and policy number and file a claim directly with the carrier. View list of claims service centers.
Useful external resources discussing hurricane hazards, risks, and preparedness activities.
- Ready.Gov: www.ready.gov/business
- OSHA: www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation
- Red Cross: www.redcross.org
- NOAA: www.noaa.gov/weather
- FEMA: www.fema.gov
- National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov
For more on disaster preparedness, contact your local USI office or representative.
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