Nevada Insurance Division Offers Earthquake Coverage Guide

March 2, 2010

Nevada may be the third most-active state for earthquakes after California and Alaska, but most homeowners don’t purchase earthquake insurance coverage. earthquake country, but what many people

In light of Nevada Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness Week (Feb. 22-26), the Division of Insurance’s “Earthquake Insurance Nevada Consumer’s Guide.”

“In addition to creating a plan to take care of loved ones in the event of an earthquake, consumers also should develop a plan for financial recovery – and consider their insurance needs,” said Insurance Commissioner Scott Kipper. “Our consumer’s guide to earthquake insurance provides an excellent resource for those considering purchasing this type of coverage.”

In addition to producing this guide, Commissioner Kipper supports the efforts of the Nevada Earthquake Safety Council in providing citizens with useful information about earthquakes and how to prepare for them. The Division of Insurance urges Nevadans to visit the Nevada Earthquake Safety Council’s Web site www.unr.edu/earthquake/index.html and to also consider creating a home inventory. More information on home inventories and

Agents who want to pass along earthquake prepardness information to their customers can visit www.doi.nv.gov.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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