78.5 F
Charlotte Amalie
Friday, September 17, 2021
HomeSource PicksInsurance Association Advises Reviewing Policies at Start of Hurricane Season

Insurance Association Advises Reviewing Policies at Start of Hurricane Season

VI Insurance Association

Sandra Harty, president of the Virgin Islands Insurance Association (VIIA), advises people not to wait until the peak of the 2021 season to review their insurance policies:

“It’s only mid-July and we have already had our first storm warning of the year. Plus, if you wait until a storm threatens and you need to buy or increase coverage, it will likely be too late.  Review your coverage now and contact your insurance professional if you have any questions.  The 2021 Hurricane Season is predicted by (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) NOAA to be another active season.

“Property owners should review their coverage annually, but make adjustments as soon as they are needed.  For example, if you have made improvements to your home or built an addition, you should make changes to your coverage right away,” said Harty.

“We understand that insurance is not everyone’s favorite topic, but as we enter what is predicted to be another active hurricane season, and as we get daily earthquake notifications from VITEMA,

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

the VIIA and its members want to encourage every insurance consumer to take an active interest in understanding insurance. Your insurance professional will be more than happy to work with you.”

The VIIA is an association of local insurance agents, brokers, insurance adjusters and insurers whose role, among others, includes educating the public on the benefits to be derived from insurance. The 22-member organization employs over 200 individuals who have chosen a career in the insurance industry to help community members protect their investment in their homes and businesses for the overall benefit of the Virgin Islands.

Sandra Harty was elected president in March of 2020.  Other officers of the association include John Harper, vice president; Sheri Charles, treasurer; Jessica Grell, secretary; other members of the board of directors include Sue Boland, Mark Braddell and Tami Noel.

To learn about the history of the impact of hurricanes in the U.S., visit:   https://www.vii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-hurricanes

Annaly Insurance

Beacon Insurance

Caribbean Risk Group

Cornerstone Insurance Services

Crawford & Co

Dorchester Insurance Company

Executive Insurance Services

Family Insurance

Great Lakes Insurance

Guardian Insurance Company

Inter-Ocean Insurance -St Croix

Inter-Ocean Insurance -St Thomas

Keswick Insurance

Kreke Insurance

Leeward Insurance

Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Nausch, Hogan & Murray

PGU Insurance Services

Red Hook Agencies

Sedgwick Claims

Theodore Tunick & Co

Topa Insurance Services

For further information go to: www.viinsurance.org  or email viinsuranceassociation@gmail.com

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.





Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Timeline Photos ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Shouldn’t the VI Government also publish a list of people whose tax refund checks are delinquent? People the government owes. Seems only fair.

It would be nice if this was an actual link and not a screenshot

Here's one that should work for you: ltg.gov.vi/departments/property-tax-delinquency-list/

This would be a good opportunity for current and returning Virgin Islanders to buy homes without a huge mortgage

Nice, let people get robbed by Wapa, high cost of food, but when they can’t pay taxes, sell their homes to some rich statesiders! 🤯🤬

The link may not work, but the Avis has published this three times in the last seven days. Ya know what? The animal shelter will be happy for all the extra this month cause that’s what this is worth. You own this property, pay your flipping taxes. Bitch about WAPA but at the same time remember you also have some of the cheapest property tax in the the US

Jane, we just recently received our refund … surprisingly, with interest!

The link does not work.

View more comments

Load more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email