Most Homeowners and Businessowners in Maryland and its surrounding states are NOT prepared for Earthquakes!

The 3.6 magnitude earthquake felt in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on July 16th had its epicenter in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  While no damage was reported, it is a reminder that in the United States about 5,000 quakes strike each year.  “Since 1900, earthquakes have occurred in 39 U.S. states and caused damage in all 50”, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

Earthquakes are not covered under standard homeowners or business insurance policies.

Coverage is usually available for earthquake damage in the form of an endorsement to a business or homeowners insurance policy or as a stand-alone policy, depending on the state in which you live.  Standard homeowners and business insurance policies may, however, cover losses from a fire following an earthquake, which would include additional living expenses and business interruption coverage.

Stock knocked off the shelves at a grocery store after an earthquake.  Does your business insurance provide coverage for this?

Call Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman, Inc. today at 1-866-847-0449 and make sure that your home or business is covered for earthquakes.  A seldom thought of, but very real risk!

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