For optimal functionality and an enhanced user experience, the following browsers are recommended when using Chrome (version 4x), Mozilla Firefox (version 3x) or Internet Explorer (IE) versions 9, 10 & 11. Some of our site’s features may not function as you might expect if you are using an older browser (IE7 or IE8).

AIA's Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Contact: Marguerite Seidel
(202) 828-7196

WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPT. 7, 2017 -- As Florida and the east coast brace for Hurricane Irma’s potentially catastrophic landfall, teams of insurance claim handlers are standing by to begin the recovery process. The American Insurance Association (AIA) offers these tips for property owners who might be affected by the hurricane:

1. Contact your insurer immediately after the storm to report all losses and damages. 

2. Keep all recovery-related receipts, including those for meals and lodging – these may be covered under the “additional living expenses” portion of your insurance policy.

3. Prepare a list of damaged property. If possible, photograph or video the damaged items. 

4. Return claim forms to your insurer as soon as possible.

5. Stay in regular contact with your insurer to get the best and fastest results. 

6. Ask questions if you are unclear about your policy.

7. Build stronger for the future. Ask your contractor about adding features to increase your home’s disaster resistance.            


The American Insurance Association (AIA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in the property-casualty insurance industry.  Our members work each day to protect the American Dream, whether that’s a house, car, business or otherwise.  Now more than 150 years old, AIA has an unparalleled record of advocating on state, federal and international issues for insurers and their customers.

Our membership is comprised of more than 320 companies, collectively writing more than $125 billion in premiums each year.

We have the experience of a veteran organization coupled with the innovative ideas that drive our industry forward. AIA is leading the insurance industry into the second half of the 21st Century… today.

AIA tweets

You know all about #drunkdriving. But what are the warning signs of the equally-dangerous #drowsydriving?

1 Days Ago

This quick check could protect your home from water damage:

1 Days Ago

Insuring your personal property is up to you. Learn how renters insurance can help you protect the things that matt

1 Days Ago

Insurance offers freedom from the emotional and financial burden of loss, but it also offers freedom for investmen

1 Days Ago

Media Contacts

Maggie Seidel
(202) 828-7196

Rachel Wallen
(202) 828-7149